young hero uday shankar and arjun reddy girl jia sharma’s new movie, kshana kshanam, premieres today. veteran producer allu aravind released the film through his distribution wing ‘geetha films’ and made everyone curious about this little movie. let’s see how the movie turns out.
The story is set in Vizag. satya (uday shankar) is an orphan. He marries another orphan named Preethi (Jia Sharma) and leads a fairly ordinary life. Preethi is a woman interested in money and she is not happy with Sathya living off her earnings. they even contemplate getting divorced.
sathya loses a lot in the fishing business. As a result, his loans pile up and he desperately searches for a way out. In the process, he joins a dating app and befriends a married woman named Maya (Shruti Singh). she seduces him and invites him to her house to have a good time on a fateful night.
Upon arrival, Sathya finds Maya dead. she immediately informs the police, but to her surprise, yes. Krishna Manohar (Ravi Prakash) suspects him and begins the investigation. will sathya be jailed or will he get off the case? Will her marriage survive or will it end in divorce? These questions will be answered on the big screen.
hero uday shankar does a decent job as a desperate man. his acting in the scenes showing his helplessness after being caught in an unexpected murder case is good. it’s good to see arjun reddy girl jia sharma in a full role after a long time. she’s fine in her girl-next-door avatar. her character gains importance in the second half.
The climactic twist is the main talking point of the movie. The rest of the actors, including Ravi Prakash and Raghu Kunche, are good in their limited roles. veteran music composer koti makes his acting debut with this film in the role of a lawyer. he has a decent screen presence.
While the plot is crude, the lackluster storytelling greatly ruins the experience. the first half proceeds at a slow pace, as too much time has been spent establishing the hero’s unsuccessful personal and professional lives. the songs act more like speed brakes. the twist involving the main actors in the middle of the second half is silly.
The narration is quite underwhelming and often tests your patience. while the camera work is adequate, the editor should have been frank and cut out some unnecessary scenes in the first half. the dialogues are mostly functional and don’t have much of an impact. while the songs are average, the background score is okay. the film is shot on a shoestring budget and can be seen on the big screen.
Overall, Kshana Kshanam is a disappointing thriller that fails to engage the audience. Except for the climactic twist, the rest of the film falls flat due to bland storytelling. You can watch the movie to cheer on the young team, but keep your expectations low.
123telugu.com rating: 2.25/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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