Kousalya Krishnamurthy Review
Kousalya Krishnamurthy movie is the remake of the Tamil blockbuster movie Kanaa. The movie is remade in Telugu by Bheemaneni Srinivasa Rao who has good reputation with remakes. Here is a review about the movie.
Krishnamurthy (Rajendra Prasad) is a farmer who loves to watch cricket. He is so passionate and obsessive about the game that he worries too much if India lost a game. Seeing him like that, his daughter Kousalya decides to become a cricketer and make her father proud by playing for India. The core of the movie is how a farmer’s daughter played for the national team.
There are a lot of movies in Telugu that falls under the sports drama genre. The only thing that differentiates Kousalya Krishnamurthy from the rest is that the main lead in the movie is a female and hence the story telling differs from the early versions. The director, Bheemaneni Srinivasarao is well known for handling the remakes and he did the same with Kousalya Krishnamurthy too. The lead actress in the film is Aishwarya Rajesh who played the lead role in the original so she can pull off the role very easily but the audience can see the potential and integrity of Aishwarya on the big screen. She has always been reputed as a performer and she once again proved herself in this movie. As the title goes, the major roles in the movie are Kousalya and Krishnamurthy played by Aishwarya Rajesh and Rajendra Prasad respectively. Both of the actors played so well that they stood as the pillars and carried the whole film on their shoulders. But the major minus of the movie is that except for the sports part there isn’t much story in the film that engages the audience. The point has a lot of emotional weight that could have been used well. But unnecessary points are intentionally highlighted as the miserable life a farmer leads and at times those points are portrayed way too melodramatically. Jhansi justified her role as an angry mother to Kousalya and Sivakarthikeyan’s role paid well off but it could have given much more impact if a known Telugu face did that role. Yet as said earlier, his role paid well off. Coming to the technicalities, the dialogues of Rajendra Prasad and inspiring theories of Sivakarthikeyan entertained the audience well. The editing could have been crisp so that the audience will be relieved from the boredom the length of the movie affects. The cinematography was good especially in portraying the village atmosphere in the starting of the story.
Kousalya Krishnamurthy is well made but it might not have a long run because the points that engage the audience are little. The director has justified the remake without spoiling the original but for some reasons the film does not appears to be a movie encouraged by the audience contemporarily.