With back-to-back hits, Nani is one of the most happening heroes among the younger lot. Naturally, his collaboration with director Merlapaka Gandhi and Anupama Parameswaran demands all the attention. Hiphop Tamizha’s chart-buster numbers have added to the buzz. Without further delay, let’s find out what the film has to offer.
Set in the backdrop of a village in Chittoor district, Krishna (Nani) is a countryman who is happy in his own world. He tries almost every girl in the village, but no luck. He gets rejected by almost all the girls he meets. In the meantime, he had a fight with the village sarpanch (Nagineedu), the village head, in an issue. The sarpanch is angry with Krishna.
The sarpanch’s grand daughter Riya (Rukshar Dhillon), a doctor, comes to the village for holiday. She meets Krishna and slowly falls for him. This doesn’t go down well with the Sarpanch. He sends her back to her parents in Hyderabad.
Arjun (Nani) is a rockstar in Prague. He is a big flirt. He could impress a girl in a time that takes less than the cooking of instant noodles. However, he sees Subbalakshmi (Anupama Parameswaran) and changes his lifestyle for her. Yet, she rejects him and even lodges a harassment case against him. Miffed with Arjun, Subbalakshmi returns to Hyderabad, India.
How the story of Krishna and Arjuna are connected? How do Krishna, Arjuna overcome the hurdles that come their way? How do they win their love?
Living up to the sobriquet of ‘Natural Star’, Nani has done so naturally. His acting brilliance is yet again proved in both the roles of Krishna, Arjun. Specially, Nani excels as Krishna. Anupama Parameswaran shines as Subbalakshmi. She wins hearts with a flawless performance. Rukshar too does a good job. The entire cast fits well into their respective roles. Director Gandhi has recruited the aptly suited cast. This makes, Krishnarjuna Yuddham a good watch.
‘Dhaari Choodu’ Song
Brahmaji Track in Second Half
For Tollywood, stories offered by Rayalaseema are filled with faction wars, punch dialogues and thigh-slapping sequences. However, in this terrain, director Merlapaka Gandhi infuses humour to the core. The first half is very decent with good dose of comedy. Especially, Nani steals the show as Krishna. The scenes involving Krishna, his friends and Riya work well.
However, the film suffers a bit post interval. Draggy second-half and predictable story may not appeal to the viewers who were expecting ‘new’ from Nani’s film. Yet, the film has its own strengths. Especially, all the dots have been connected well. Logics have been explained. This is where Gandhi succeeded. Yet, he could have done better given that he had delivered Venkatadri Express, Express Raja in the past.
Krishnarjuna Yuddhham makes for a good watch. Watch it for Nani.