Krishna and His Leela review: A contemporary rom-com

Krishna and His Leela

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Critic's Rating: 2.5/5

Friday 26 June 2020

Movie Title

Krishna and His Leela review: A contemporary rom-com


Ravikanth Perepu

Star Cast

Siddhu Jonnalagadda, Shraddha Srinath, Seerat Kapoor, Shalini Vadnikatti, Viva Varsha, Jhansi

Nursing a broken heart, thanks to Satya (Shraddha Srinath), Krishna (Siddhu Jonnalagadda) finds solace in Radha (Shalini Vadnikatti), his junior in college.

After a whirlwind romance, the duo declare their love for each other.

After getting a job offer, Krishna moves to Bengaluru, while continuing a 'long-distance' relationship with Radha.

At a party, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend Satya and realises that he still has feelings for her.

Krishna is in a dilemma and doesn't know whom he truly loves...

‘Krishna and His Leela’, director Ravikanth Perepu’s sophomore effort after the stunning debut in ‘Kshanam’, begins with the soliloquy of the protagonist as he reflects on his life, sitting amid beautiful nature of Ladakh.

“The characters and the situations in the story are not fictitious, they happened in my life and if you find any similarities with your life, do not worry, you are not the alone who faced such situations,” the hero, Krishna, begins his monologue.

Throughout the film, the protagonist draws similarities between Lord Krishna and his leela to his own love life.

According to the film's hero, he loves both the women in his life equally and wants to spend the rest of his life with both of them.

For most parts, the film runs on a regular rom-com format with some engaging moments, some contemporary situations, and some entertaining portions; however in some scenes, it looks like the film has justified the youngster's need to date both women and glorified cheating.

There's a scene in the film where Krishna's friend suggests to find loopholes in the Indian legal system so that he can marry both, Satya and Radha.

When the women confront him, he gives them emotional and philosophical answers that make them think about his love. He says, “Everyone wants closure but relationships are not stories to have a perfect beginning, a middle and an end.”

Of the performances, Siddhu suits well in the role of a regular urban youngster in love. Both Shraddha Srinath and newcomer Shalini Vadnikatti are apt for the roles of Satya and Radha, respectively. Seerat Kapoor, like in many other movies, appears in an inconsequential role.

Sri Charan’s music is an asset. Cinematography is also good.

Director Ravikanth Perepu has shown his mark in certain sequences but lacks the assuredness he showed in his debut.

‘Krishna and His Leela’ is contemporary rom-com of a confused youngster but this film is more like adding coolness to ‘cheating’ in relationships. 

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