Film: Khaidi No 150
Actors : Chiranjeevi, Kajal Aggarwal, Tarun Arora, Raai Lakshmi and others
Director: V V Vinayak
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Producer: Ram Charan Tej
Reviewed By : Sriram
Well, the film needs no introduction and as you all know, it is the comeback of the Mega Star of the industry and all eyes are on how he fares in the film rather than how the film fares. The film has already got a stupendous start in the US from premieres and fans are already going gaga about Chiru in the movie. But does the movie really meets the expectations? Let’s find out.
Needless to say, this film is a remake to Kollywood’s Kathi and the main plot is kept intact here without major changes. The story is all about the plight of a village called Neeruru, the lands of which are wanted by the corporates. How Shankar starts the fight and how Kathi Srinu ends it forms the rest of the story.
Mega Star Chiranjeevi is one superb personality on screen and his screen presence is unmatchable. He looks superb on screen and never makes you feel like a 60 year old guy. His antics are superb as well and the way he emotes in Shankar character is composed and sublime while he gives the fans all they need in Srinu’s role. His dance timing hasn’t changed one bit and he sets the screen on fire with Ammadu and Sundari songs. Kajal Aggarwal has little to do and Rai Lakshmi helps the momentum a bit with her grooves. Tarun Arora seems a bad choice while Ali and Brahmanandham did their best in their little screen presence.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs are average in the film and it is the picturization along with Chiru’s dances which take them to a new level. Background music is terrific and Devi Sri Prasad pulls it off again with his great score. However, it may still fall short of the original version’s background music which in itself was a fantastic one.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
V V Vinayak might have been a good choice for the script as he keeps the soul of the film intact whilst including Chiru’s mannerisms and style into it. The first half of the film goes okay till the first 40 minutes and gets excellent towards he interval. The second half has some lags but keeps the audience engaged for most part of it except for the lengthy climax. Screenplay is decent and dialogues could have been much much better.
Cinematography by Rathnavelu is top notch and some excellent work was visibly evident on the screen. Fans would surely have to thank Rathnavelu for showcasing Chiru in such manner.
Technical values from Ram Charan are good for a start and much more may be expected of the production house going forward given that another of their home banners, Geetha Arts production values are excellent.
Khaidi No 150 is one film which works in all ways for Chiranjeevi and his fans would be delighted by his presence and antics on screen after a gap of 9 years. Fans would be treated to a sumptuous full while normal cinegoers can give it a try.
You may watch it.
0 – Stay Away at any cost
1 – Stay Away
2 – Watch at your discretion
3 – You may watch it
4- Do not miss it
5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it
The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.
P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.