Release Date : February 02, 2024
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Starring: Naresh Agastya, Abhinav Gomatam, Avasarala Srinivas, Vishwa Dev, Riya Suman, Ajay Ghosh, Temper Vamshi, Chammak Chandra and Racha Ravi
Director: Srinath Badineni
Music Director: Mark K Robin
Cinematographer: Vedaraman Shankaran
Editor: Viplav Nyshadam
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Naresh Agastya, Abhinav Gomatam, and Viswadev Rachakonda-starrer Kismat has hit theaters today. Delve into our review to discover its cinematic verdict.
Karthik (Naresh Agastya), Abhi (Abhinav Gomatam), and Kiran (Viswadev Rachakonda), three unemployed engineers from Manchiryal, move to Hyderabad in search of jobs. Their paths cross with Soori (Temper Vamsi), who is searching for missing money belonging to his boss Janardhan (Ajay Gosh), an aspiring MLA. The trio unintentionally ends up with the money, leading to a series of questions: Where is the money? What is Vivek’s (Srinivas Avasarala) role in this financial twist? What happens next? The movie holds the answers.
Naresh Agastya, Abhinav Gomatam, and Viswadev Rachakonda deliver performances that deserve appreciation.
Abhinav Gomatam stands out, showcasing impeccable comedic timing and delivering witty one-liners. Ajay Ghosh and Temper Vamsi make their mark with impactful performances.
The challenge lies not in the story itself but in its presentation. Kismat lacks the crisp storytelling typically associated with crime comedies, and a more engaging screenplay could have significantly elevated the film.
The surplus of characters proves to be a drawback, and certain scenes lack coherence. For example, the improbable scenario of an HR person falling in love with an interview candidate over coffee and joining him in a crime diminishes the film’s credibility. Additionally, Riya Suman’s screen presence is unfortunately limited.
The initial sluggish pace of the first half persists into the second, introducing unnecessary drama for comedic and suspenseful effects. Despite a concise runtime, the film becomes tedious.
Srinivas Avasarala’s role, alongside Riya Suman’s, adds little value to the overall narrative.
The writer and director missed an opportunity to craft a compelling screenplay, which could have transformed Kismat into an entertaining cinematic experience.
Mark K Robin’s music and the cinematography, while making subtle contributions, fall short of leaving a lasting impact. Editing could have been more refined, and although production values meet the expected standard, there is room for improvement.
On the whole, Kismat unfolds as a routine crime drama with a lackluster screenplay despite commendable performances from the lead cast. The persistent sluggishness may test the audience’s patience. Considering alternative entertainment options this week is a better idea.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team