Release Date : August 04, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Starring: Rishwi, Vismaya
Director: Rajesh Dondapati
Producers: Petla Krishna Murthy, Petla Venkata Subbamma, PNK Sreelatha
Music Directors: Sabu Varghese
Cinematographer: SK Rafi
Editors: Sai Babu Talaari
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A small-budget film Krishna Gadu Ante Oka Range, starring Rishwi and Vismaya, has hit the screens today. Rajesh Dondapati directed this rural drama. Let’s see how it is.
Krishna (Rishwi) loses his father in his childhood. He works hard to look after his widowed mother. Krishna’s primary objective in life is to build a house, which is also the goal of his deceased father. He meets Satya (Vismaya) at a function, and both fall for each other within no time. Their relationship runs into trouble due to Daya (Raghu), a local goon and a pervert. The goon also wants to marry Satya, and hence Krishna gets into a tussle with him. What happens later? Did Krishna marry Satya? Did he achieve his goal? This forms part of the rest of the story.
Rishwi gave a decent performance in the movie. His acting was good in the scene where he gets furious over his uncle. Vismaya looked natural as a village belle, and she performed with aplomb.
The mother sentiment worked in a couple of scenes. The movie has got a superb album, and the tunesmith Sabu Varghese did a fantastic job. All the songs were well composed, and they were also shot neatly.
There is no strong conflict point that drives the film forward. The protagonist makes a challenge that he will build his house in three months, but this aspect is not highlighted well in the second half. Also, the love story gets sidelined completely. Instead, the screenplay meanders around aimlessly, testing the patience of the viewers.
As the film progresses, we get to see some over-the-top action scenes which are not related to the core plot. There are many repetitive scenes, which just add up to the film’s length. It is unclear as to what the makers wanted to convey.
One more major drawback is the movie doesn’t justify its title. We just keep hearing the dialogue “Krishna Gadu Ante Oka Range” every ten minutes once, but there are no scenes to corroborate the same. Surprisingly the hero is shown as a timid person throughout, which is in contrast to the title. The action scenes are designed poorly.
Sabu Varghese’s music is the saving grace of this rural drama. Cinematographer SK Rafi captured the countryside visuals in a cool manner. The editing team should have chopped off the redundant scenes. The production values are fine.
Coming to the director, Rajesh Dondapati, he did a disappointing job with the film. Krishna Gadu Ante Oka Range lacks a strong conflict point, and there is no drama whatsoever. Hence the proceedings don’t create any sort of excitement. More effort was needed as far as the writing is concerned.
On the whole, Krishna Gadu Ante Oka Range doesn’t justify its title and suffers from a pale script. Vismwaya does well, and the movie has a solid album. Rishwi performs decently, but his role was not designed well. The second half is prolonged for no reason, and the core point has been sidelined completely. Hence it ends up as a disappointing watch.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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