Keshava full review | Nikhil Siddartha | Ritu Verma | Sudheer Varma
Actors : Nikhil Siddartha, Ritu Verma, Isha and others
Director: Sudheer Varma
Music: Sunny MR
Producer: Abhishek Nama
Reviewed By : Sai
Nikhil who’s been entertaining the audience with a variety of scripts for a while is back yet again with an engaging crime thriller and after a good round of promotions, the movie has opened to screening today. Has it provided Nikhil with yet another hit? Well, let’s find out.
Story of the film is a revenge drama with the hero involved in a series of murders from childhood. However, the hero does suffer from a syndrome and it would be fatal for him if he gets excited. Why he does the murders and how he does them and what is the twist in the tale? Well, watch it on the big screen.
Nikhil has tried out a different role in the movie, a bit of seriousness added to his attitude and he does it well for the most part. Ritu Verma has little to do and Isha gets a nice role which she performs well with her character. Vennela Kishore is okay and rest of the crew is adequate.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs of the film are just okay and mostly go with the background in the first half. The picturization is not that great as well. Background music of the film is very good and keeps the audience engaged with the narration on screen. Sunny scores well with the background department
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
Director Sudheer Varma chose a storyline which is totally dependent on his story telling capability and his screenplay in the first half is very good. He kept the suspense element sustained and the first half is very gripping with some tight screenplay. However, the second half is a big let-down and spoils the fun a bit. Though the runtime is just 56 minutes in the second half, it seems lack lustrous and draggy making Keshava an average watch. Dialogues are decent.
Cinematography is excellent in the movie and the shot making is terrific. Some superb work has gone behind the camera and the presentation brings out a positive feel right from the word go.
Abhishek Pictures who are venturing into production lately have done a good job with the film and the technical values in the film are good. Art work is decent and most of the film looks very natural and good on screen.
Overall, Keshava is a decent movie and a one-time watch. A thrilling first half would keep you engaged for the most part but the second half spoils the fun a bit otherwise for which it would have been a great watch.
You may watch it
AP/TG audience : Average
US/ROW : Average
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
NA – Not rating this genre.
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.