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Review : Keedaa Cola – Passable crime comedy drama
Keedaa Cola Telugu Movie Review

Release Date : November 03, 2023

123telugu.com Rating : 3/5

Starring: Chaitanya Rao, Rag Mayur, Brahmanandam, Tharun Bhascker, Jeevan Kumar, Raghu Ram, Ravindra Vijay, and others

Director: Tharun Bhascker

Producers: K. Vivek Sudanshu, Saikrishna Gadwal, Srinivasa Kaushik Nanduri, Sripad Nandiraj, Upendra Varma

Music Director: Vivek Sagar

Cinematographers: AJ Aaron

Editor: Upendra Varma

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Tharun Bhascker, who has a very good following among youth, has now come up with the crime comedy, Keedaa Cola. The movie features many noted actors. The film hit screens today amidst good expectations, and let’s see how it is.

Story:

Vaasthu (Chaitanya Rao) suffers from Tourette syndrome. He stays with his grandfather Varadharaju (Brahmanandam) and sells patient simulators to make a living. Vaasthu damages a patient simulator, and his employer files a legal suit against him. One day, Vaasthu buys a soft drink for his grandfather, but he finds a cockroach inside it. Vaasthu’s friend Lancham (Rag Mayur), a lawyer by profession, suggests that Vaasthu file a case in the consumer forum for compensation. Vaasthu and Lancham cross paths with Jeevan (Jeevan Kumar), a wannabe Corporator. What happened next forms the crux of the story.

Plus Points:

Just like the previous flicks of Tharun Bhascker, Keedaa Cola also has unique and situational humor. The second half holds the key with engaging moments and a thrilling and crazy finale. Tharun Bhascker’s trademark comedy can be witnessed in a few sequences. As he mentioned in the promotions, a few visuals were used to generate comedy.

Tharun Bhascker asking Jeevan Kumar to talk in English, an old song playing in the background when Tharun Bhascker mouths a few cuss words, Vishnu Oi’s funny antics, and Raghu Ram’s interaction with professional killers are some of the moments that will tickle the funny bones. Tharun Bhascker impresses as an actor in Keedaa Cola. He played the role of Naidu with utmost conviction.

Among the others, Jeevan Kumar, Rag Mayur, Chaitanya Rao, and Vishnu Oi steal the show. Technically, Keedaa Cola is superb, as it has thumping soundtracks and solid visuals. The runtime is just 2 hours, which is apt for this crime comedy.

Minus Points:

The main issue with Keedaa Cola is that it has a wafer-thin storyline. Though the narration in the second half is neat with a good entertainment quotient, there isn’t enough meat in the plot to take the film to the next level. One who expects solid content from the director might get a bit disappointed.

The first half is below par, and there aren’t many exciting scenes here. The first hour is used for character establishments mostly, and only a few scenes are engaging here. A few jokes didn’t land well. The pacing is slow at times. Brahmanandam does well in his role, but he has a limited screen time. This would sadden a few who would love to see more of the legendary comedian.

Technical Aspects:

Vivek Sagar’s vibrant background score and AJ Aaron’s exquisite cinematography are the main pillars of Keedaa Cola. Both the technicians brought their expertise to the table and enhanced the viewing experience significantly. The production values are good. The editing is decent.

Coming to the director, Tharun Bhascker, he did a decent job with the film. His intention is clear, which is to provide a whacky ride. Keedaa Cola’s strength lies in its humor, which keeps the proceedings going despite a simple storyline. Tharun Bhascker shines as an actor in Keedaa Cola. He extracted very good performances from his artists.

Verdict:

On the whole, Keedaa Cola is a watchable crime comedy-drama that has an engaging second half, and the last few minutes were crazy. Director Tharun Bhascker leaves his mark in a few sequences, and the humor in the second hour works for the most part. All the actors did well, but the key issue is that Keedaa Cola doesn’t have a strong storyline. Also, the first half could have been much better. Nonetheless, a few crazy moments, situational humor in the latter half, and strong technical values make this film a passable fare this weekend.

 

123telugu.com Rating: 3/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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