Release Date : November 24, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Starring: Panja Vaisshnav Tej, Joju George, Sreeleela, Sada, Suman, Radhika Sarathkumar, Aparna Das, Tanikella Bharani and others
Director: Srikanth N. Reddy
Producers: Naga Vamsi S & Sai Soujanya
Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar
Editor: Navin Nooli
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Mega hero Panja Vaisshnav Tej’s long-delayed movie Aadikeshava has finally released today in theaters worldwide. Dive into our review to know how the film fares.
Balu (Panja Vaisshnav Tej) leads a joyful life and joins a cosmetic company owned by Chitra (Sreeleela). Just when everything is going smoothly, an unexpected twist in Balu’s story is unveiled. Who is Balu, and how is he linked to Chenga Reddy (Joju George) and a village named Brahmasamudram? All these questions will be answered in the film.
In his first commercial action drama, Panja Vaisshnav Tej steps into a new territory, showcasing improvement in acting, dancing, and fighting skills compared to his previous projects.
Sreeleela brings glamour to the screen, enhancing the film’s appeal. Her on-screen chemistry with Panja Vaisshnav Tej is decent, complemented by her exceptional dancing prowess.
The first half is sprinkled with laughter-inducing comedy scenes featuring Vaisshnav and Nellore Sudhakar, while other cast members deliver satisfactory performances.
The storyline takes a hit, lacking originality and becoming highly predictable. While the first half maintains a smooth flow with enjoyable comedy, the second half falters due to the protagonist’s less-than-perfect alternate shade and over-the-top scenes.
The film has entertaining fight scenes, but at times, it drifts into unrealistic moments reminiscent of a notable director’s style.
Aadikeshava introduces many unnecessary characters without proper development, leaving actors like Suman, Sada, Aparna Das, and others with lightweight roles.
Sreeleela’s role, while okay, is confined to dance sequences and a few love scenes. Joju George’s character lacks fierceness, blame the writing for not allowing him to shine.
Debutant writer and director Srikanth N Reddy excels in crafting clean comedy but falls short in delivering a compelling story that captivates the audience.
Music director GV Prakash Kumar delivers an average score. The cinematographer Dudley does his best to make the film look rich. Editing meets expectations, and the decent production values help the film.
On the whole, Aadikeshava is a mediocre action drama, introducing Panja Vaisshnav Tej in a new light. His comedy timing, performance in action scenes, Sreeleela’s glamour and the comedy scenes in the first half are the other positives, but the outdated storyline, over-the-top action scenes in the second half, and unnecessary scenes are the main drawbacks. Considering alternative entertainment options this weekend might be a prudent choice.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team