|Release date : 01 January 2014
|123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
|Director : Uday Chandu
|Producers : V. Mahender, Jayender Reddy M.
|Music Director : Vishwa
|Starring : Srikanth, Kumkum, Kota Stinivas Rao…
Family hero Srikanth, has been going through a lean phase in his career. His new film, Kshatriya starring Kum Kum, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Rao Ramesh has hit the screens today. Let’s see whether Srikanth manages to score big in this new year.
Srikanth is an angry young man who does anything for money. He works for Dawood(Jaya Prakahs Reddy) and does all his illegal activities. One fine day, Dawood assigns Srikanth a job of secretly following Madhu(Kum Kum) and find out key details about her.
At first, Srikanth denies to take on the job but after looking at Madhu’s picture, he immediately accepts it. Madhu is an NRI, who heads back to live in India for the love towards her nation. She starts living in her ancestral home, which is eyed by her evil grandfather(Kota Srinivasa Rao).
Kota starts using all kinds of evil practices against Madhu and makes her life hell. As Madhu starts spending a fearful life, her grand father gets her attacked once again, but Madhu is saved by Srikanth from the goons.
Madhu tells Srikanth the entire story, and asks him for help. Srikanth decides to co-operate with her and starts finding out why all this is actually happening. To his shock, he finds out that Madhu has some key details related to her ancestral treasure, and that is the reason why everyone is behind her.
Will Srikanth find out details about the treasure from Madhu ? Will he be able to save her from her evil grandfather ? What happens to the treasure? For all these answers, you need to watch this film on big screen.
Plus Points :-
Srikanth is pretty decent in his role. Kum Kum also does a good job and manages to emote well. Rao Ramesh is good in a doctor’s role. Kota Srinivasa Rao is apt as an evil grand father.
The way Srikanth manages to find out the treasure is shown pretty interestingly. Once the movie heads towards the treasure hunt, the pace picks up and the movie becomes interesting.
Minus Points :-
When compared to the second half, first half is a bit slow. Lack of entertainment is also a big let down for this movie. In spite of having seasoned comedy actors, there is no humor in this film.
Srikanth’s character lacks clarity. Proper justification has not been given to his role and has many loopholes. Some scenes showcased on evil spirits is bad.
Technical Aspects :-
Story of the film is pretty good, but the way the film has been executed is bad. Screenplay of the movie goes for a toss and many scenes lack clarity. Though the idea of treasure hunt is good, a number of scenes do not have logic.
Music of the film is very disappointing and so is the background score. Camerawork is OK and so are the dialogues. A number of scenes in the first half could have been chopped off.
On the whole, Kshatirya is a film with good script but bad execution. Some suspense elements and twists and turns are basic plus points. On the flip side, weak music, logical errors and lack of entertainment bring down this film completely.
123telugu.com Rating – 2.25/5
Reviewed by Nagesh Mekala
(Translated by Avad M.)