[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The late 1990s and the early 2000s have witnessed some of the biggest action dramas with a Faction backdrop. It’s an era of heavy duty action dramas, unanimously led by the ‘superstar’ Balakrishna. After delivering some amazing blockbusters like “Samarasimha Reddy” and “Narasimha Naidu,” then came yet another powerful action drama from Balakrishna “Chennakesava Reddy.” It is one of the best super hits in Balakrishna’s career, directed by the budding director V.V. Vinayak, who scored a massive hit with his debut flick “Aadi.”
V.V. Vinayak’s second directorial venture “Chennakesava Reddy” was released on 25th September 2002 and today it completes 14 years.
The action film “Chennakesava Reddy” produced by Bellamkonda Suresh and was directed by V.V. Vinayak. Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya, and Tabu in the lead roles– the film met with positive reviews from critics as well as the audience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”230283″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Bharat (Balakrishna) is a sincere and dedicated police officer in Mumbai. In a short span of time, he is regarded as an upright and fearless officer. A medical college student Preethi (Shriya) falls in love with him. A parallel story is that of Bharat’s father Chennakesasava Reddy. Chennakesava Reddy is supposed to be a famous and a most revered man who has been missing for the past 22 years. A faction leader Dhanunjay Reddy dominates that area.
A sincere police officer (Siva Krishna) is sent to Pulivendula where, he irritates Dhanunjay Reddy and as a result, that police officer is demoted and posted as a jailer in Tihar Central Jail. There he finds Chennakesava Reddy, who is clueless about why he is kept in jail. Later Siva learns about the story and manages to get Chennakesava Reddy released. The rest of the movie is about how all ends well.
Balakrishna played the dual role in this film and he is very naughty as a lover boy and serious as the police officer. The highlight of the film is the get-up of Chennakesava Reddy. He did extremely well in portraying emotions that left an enormous impact.
One can’t possibly imagine anyone else in the role of Chennakesava Reddy, after seeing Balakrishna. He embodied a factionist’s role like no one else could, he is an uncharacteristic find that pulls off the job as a factionist role, in spades.
Though Shriya’s role is restricted to a few scenes and songs, she walked away with laurels as usual. Award winning actress Taboo excelled in her role. Devayani acted as the sister of Chennakesava Reddy and she proved once again, why she is regarded as the best choice for character roles.
Vinayak’s famed film making is far from subtle and he uses the camera very well, even during the so called slow parts, the film is quite creative and sometimes rather beautiful. ‘Melody Brahma’ Mani Sharma’s music remains one more major asset for the movie. S.P. Balasubrahmaniam crooned four songs in this film.
Interesting points about “Chennakesava Reddy”:
Devayani acted as a sister to Balakrishna. After a 6 year, she made a comeback to Tollywood.
Tabu paired with Balakrishna for the first and later both were featured in “Pandurangadu.”
The film was later dubbed in Tamil as “Adhikesavan.”
This is the first combination of V.V. Vinayak and Balakrishna.
After quite bit gap Balakrishna played a dual role in this film.
All songs in this film were choreographed by Lawrence.
Shriya paired with Balakrishna for the first time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvLP7rPYs0k”][/vc_column][/vc_row]