Cast: Nani, Anupama Parameswaran, Rukshar Mir, Ravi Awana, Brahmaji
Banner: Shine Screens
Music: Hiphop Tamizha
Editor: Sathya G
Cinematography: Karthik Ghattamaneni
Producers: Sahu Garapati & Harish Peddi
Writer-Director: Merlapaka Gandhi
Merlapaka Gandhi's movies Venkatadri Express and Express Raja brought him a very good name. Natural star Nani in dual roles as Arjun & Krishna, Krishnarjuna Yudham hits the screens today. Anupama Parameshwaran and Rukshar Mir are the female leads. With a mixed pre-release talk, let us see how the movie works in theaters. Check out the full review meanwhile.
Nani plays the dual roles of which the very entertaining one is the role of Krishna. Krishna is a mass guy who hails from a village in Chittoor. He keeps falling behind ladies in a hope to get a girl into his life. As a part of his desperation to get a girl, he gets to follow a girl who hails from a city. She is named Riya (Rukhsar Mir) and Krishna falls for her.
On the other hand, Arjun is the other role played by Nani. He is shown as a rock star in Prague. Arjun has a decent following amongst girls, unlike Krishna. Arjun loves a girl named Subbalaksmi (Anupama Parameswaran), Subbalaksmi hates Arjun for she knows that he is a cheater.
In both Arjun and Krishna's lives, their love interests leave and go to Hyderabad. Krishna and Arjun go to Hyderabad to find their girls and the twist in the tale unfolds.
Roles and Performances:
Nani has done a good job performing dual roles. But, him juggling between both Arjun and Krishna's roles makes him excel in only one role. Krishna's role has turned out to be very good. Nani's adaptation of Chittor District's accent and slag is too good. Krishna's role is brighter. On the other hand, Arjun's role is justified but faded a little when compared to Krishna's.
Rukhsar Mir has performed well. She is beautiful and seems apt as a city girl. Anupama Parameswaran, as usual, performs very well. She looks gorgeous and has performed well. Both the ladies are apt and have justified their respective roles.
Merlapaka Gandhi fails to live up to the expectation in the terms of story. The story itself is not very gripping. Humor is impressive. There are many scenes which are well-written in a witty and comical way. Some comedy tracks are worth a few laughs and entertain the audience. Nani's roles are written in a way to impress but should have been better. Krishnarjuna Yudham is a half-baked product with no grip over the script.
The movie fails to grab the whole attention of the audience. Except for comedy tracks, good montage songs, and watch-worthy visuals, there is nothing very interesting.
The director upsets with the okayish storyline. The comedy is well-managed. The screenplay is fine but could have been better. Songs by Hip Hop Tamizha are good and compliments the story narration. BGM is good and in sync with the story narration. Production values are okay. The cinematography is good and songs are captured well. Comedy serves a good entertainment.
Nani's Chittoor Accent
Final Verdict: Though the story is not very strong, Krishnarjuna Yudham is Entertaining. Strictly one-time watch.
Review by Priyanka Kanoj
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