Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam - Mottham meedha Average
Release date: 05 February 2009
123Telugu.com Rating: 3/5
Director : Kishore Kumar
Music Director : Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy
Producer : Nallamalla Bujji
Starring : Siddharth, Tamanna, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha ...
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All the ingredients were there. The chef too was a decent one. But after watching Koncham Ishtam Koncham Kashtam, one is bound to conclude that there was one chef too many which resulted in a dish that only was tasty in parts.

What is it about : Hero Sidhu (Sidharth) falls in love with heroine Geetha (Tamanna). Before you give an all knowing smirk, here is the twist in the tale. The heroine’s father (Nazar) puts a condition . He says that the boys’ parents, who are now living separately should unite. Sidhu’s father, played by Prakash Raj is a man in love with his own convictions and his mother (Ramya Krishna) is a soft-spoken soul who believes in a live and let live policy. The bulk of the story centers around how Sidhu manages to get his parents together and in the process win the love of his life. In reality, this is a script tailor made for Sidarth and Prakash Raj. I guess there in lay the problem for Director Kishore Kumar. The actors simply got carried away and went overboard – especially Prakash Raj. As one watches the movie it is evident that the director simply lacked grip on the sets. Tamanna is no Trisha. She smiles well but the same cannot be said about her acting. In a lot of frames she simply pales before the more experienced Sidharth.

What is Good: The songs and the music are top class. Shankar, Eshan and Loy have composed some really cool music. The cinematography by Vijay Chander, especially the close ups of the dance sequences are really graceful. Sidharth does justice to the lover boy’s role. He manages to retain an amazing level of freshness even if all his roles sound a trifle repetitive. And Tamanna despite the flaws of the director manages to steal the limelight in a few scenes especially in the second half. Venu Madhav after a long time has managed to hold his own against Brahmanandam. The dialogues by Abburi Ravi are apt.

What is bad: Kishore Kumar’s direction and Deepak raj’s screenplay are a washout. In fact the first half was almost a drag with the slow screen play taking the viewer nowhere in particular. You cannot have artistes with the caliber of Prakash Raj and Brahmanandam and expect them to deliver with mediocre screen play. The roles of Nazar and Ramya krishna were ill defined and abruptly silenced. But what was wasted most was Brahmanandam’s screen time. A “chaari gaaru” or a “McDowell Murthy” was sorely missing. From a commercial perspective this could be a killer flaw.

Me Thinks:An interesting framework has been made to look stale by average screenplay and below average direction. But if you are a Sidarth fan, you will just about get your money’s worth for the song and dance sequences.

Tailpiece: Ironical as it may sound the title of the movie is aptly suited to the feelings of the audience too!

- Pramod Reddy   
123Telugu.com Rating : 3/5

Legend:    5 - Flawless
                4 - Must Watch
                3 - One Time Watch
                2 - Wait for the DVD
                1 - Stay Away
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