Review : Kotha Janta – Selfish Love Story
kotha-janta-review Release date : May 1, 2014 Rating : 3/5
Director : Maruthi
Producer :Bunny Vasu
Music Director :JB
Starring : Allu Sirish, Regina Cassandra

Allu Sirish and Regina’s ‘Kotha Janta’ has released today in a big way. This is the second movie of Allu Sirish and he has a lot riding on the film. Maruthi has directed this movie and Bunny Vas has produced the film in association with Geetha Arts. Let us see the movie now.

Story :

Sirish (Allu Sirish) and Suvarna (Regina Cassandra) are two extremely selfish and self centred people. They work in a Tv Channel and they are brought together as a team by the Channel Head Ramesh (Rao Ramesh), to fight falling TRP ratings.

Sirish and Suvarna quickly devise a plan and come up with a show named ‘Kotha Janta’, where they arrange for the televised weddings of couples who are in love. The show becomes controversial and popular and Ramesh is delighted with his employees.

Unexpectedly, Sirish receives proposal from Posani, who is filthy rich. Posani promises to reward Sirish richly, if he can start off a new TV channel and make it successful. Posani insists upon Suvarna’s participation for his own reasons. In order to convince Suvarna, Sirish starts acting as if he is deeply in love with her.

Suvarna falls for Sirish and truly believes in his love. However, she realises that Sirish is simply playing a drama and she is heart broken. She decides to take revenge on Sirish in her own way. What happens next? That is the story of ‘Kotha Janta’.

Plus Points :

Allu Sirish has improved significantly compared to his first film. He is more at ease with himself and he has performed reasonably well. Regina Cassandra is the star of the film. She is bubbly, adorable and cute. She can act as well and she is going to go places.

Sapthagiri steals the show in the first half with some good comedy. He is a talented artiste who can make it big. Posani entertains in the second half. Some of the romantic scenes in the film look good.

Rohini is very good as Sirish’s mother. The first half of the film is better when compared to the second half, as the entertainment levels are taken care of by Sapthagiri.

Minus Points :

The film is good fun to watch only when Sapthagiri and Posani are present. At other times, the film starts becoming slow and boring. The interval block is very routine and predictable. The concepts of jealousy and possessiveness could have been handled in a better way.

The second half is a big drawback, as narration becomes very slow. Normally, Maruthi’s films have fast narration with lot of entertainment, but in this movie you cannot find any of that. The reality show concepts and their execution are not so convincing.

The Gabbar Singh anthyakshari gang and the presence of Shiva Shankar Mastar and Sundaram Master do not help. This brand of comedy has become very stale and repetitive and people are becoming tired of these scenes.

Technical Aspects :

Cinematography is decent and production values are rich. Dialogues do not have much recall value, except for one or two lines. Editing is ok. JB’s music is decent and background music is also quite alright.

Maruthi’s direction in this movie is not as good as his previous efforts. He has not narrated the story with the conviction that he normally has.

Verdict :

Overall, Sirish has improved as an actor, when compared to ‘Gouravam’. A slow second half and lack of conviction in Maruthi’s narration spoil the fun a bit. Good performances from Regina and Sapthagiri make the film reasonably entertaining. Rating – 3/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team


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