What is bad:
It takes a long time to introduce the characters and set the mood for the film in the first half. The initial scenes between Varun and his friends are mediocre. Although the songs in the film are well-composed, they come abruptly sometimes. The item song featuring Rachana Mourya in second half is out of place. The climax fight is a bit over the top especially with all those slow motion action.
‘Kurradu’ scores high on technical brilliance. The film is shot in clustered bylanes and the rustic look is perfect for this script. Sarvesh Murari’s cinematography is top notch. His cinematography elevates the entire second half, especially the scenes shot at night. Screenplay is gripping, especially in second half. Lyrics by Anant Shriram and music by Achu perfectly compliment each other. Background score by Koti is a huge asset. P.Kiran has taken a gamble to produce this intense drama and the effort to make films beyond the love, family entertainers is commendable. Sandeep Gunnam’s directorial debut is good. His direction is great in second half where the film takes a serious approach. He could have worked a bit in heroine’s role and the romance between the lead couple.
‘Kurradu’ has the kind of intensity which might not strike chord with everyone. However, it does extremely well in the confines of its boundaries. Thankfully the film takes a sensible and serious approach to narrate its story. All the actors are in sync with their characterization all the time and there’s a sense of urgency in the film. The biggest strength is its gripping screenplay and narration which doesn’t give you enough time to think too much. ‘Kurradu’ glorifies violence and it is visible in almost every fight composed in this film. It’s a serious film with lots of violence and drama. Watch it if you like films which have a serious and realistic touch.