Aishwarya Rajesh is a much sought after actress in Tamil today, mostly for movies which give women prominent roles in showing their acting prowess, rather than their beauty and glamour.
Aishwarya’s Tamil movie Kanaa was noted for its theme, which discussed the aspirations of a village girl to become a cricketer and represent the Nation. Kousalya Krishnamurthy is a remake of Kanaa, which signals the Tollywood entry of Aishwarya Rajesh, who is basically a Telugu girl.
Cast: Aishwarya Rajesh, Rajendra Prasad, Jhansi and Sivakarthikeyan
Direction: Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao
Music: Dibu Nitin Thomas
Krishnamurthy (Rajendra Prasad) is an agriculturist in a village, Iragavaram, who is also a cricket buff. His passion for the game is so much, he is seen watching a cricket match on television, as his father is literally on the death bed.
Whenever India loses, Krishnamurthy sheds tears of sorrow. His daughter Kousalya (Aishwarya Rajesh,) seeing this passion of her father, promises she will one day become a great cricketer and will win a match for India one day.
How does she realise her father’s dream? How does her village see her decision of venturing into a male bastion? This is the crux of the story of Kousalya Krishnamurthy.
Kousalya Krishnamurthy is an and out story based film. Aishwarya Rajesh and Rajendra Prasad play pivotal roles in the movie as they together naturally evoke the importance of a farmer and an aspiring cricketer from a rural background.
Aishwarya Rajesh can express a range of feelings with her eyes alone. The actress, who underwent rigorous training for her role as a female cricketer, comes out with flying colors.
Similarly, Jhansi, who plays the role of Kousalya’s mother, also does her part well.
Rajendra Prasad and Sivakarthikeyan appear in the movie in pivotal shots and light up the combination scenes with Aishwarya.
Sivakarthikeyan plays the role of a bowling coach, who acts as a mentor to Kousalya. He keeps it to the point in his cameo appearance.
The sports drama has a fantastic music score by Dibu Nitin Thomas, especially in scenes where cricket is being played and where Rajendra Prasad argues with the villagers about their objection against the decision of Kousalya to pursue cricket as a career.
Kousalya Krishnamurthy is easily one of the best movies of 2019. Do watch it!