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Behind the Screens:
Vijay Anthony who attained a stunning success in Telugu with Bichagadu dubbed all his films into Telugu after that. But those films have only resulted in losses. The actor is trying his luck once again with a dubbing film, Kaasi to prove that he is not a one film wonder. Let us see how the movie releasing today fares with the audience.
Bharat (Vijay Anthony) is a doctor from a well to do family settled in the United States. Bharat always has a dream of a snake coming after him. One day, he comes to know that he is adopted by his current parents and his own parents are somewhere in India. With their permission, Bharat comes to India for the search of his parents. What happens in his after he comes to his village Kancherlapalem forms the rest of the story.
Vijay Anthony is doing the similar act right from his first film. Its high time he reworks on his expressions and performance, the audience is already feeling the monotony. Anjali gets a very limited role even though she is the heroine. Nasser and Jayaprakash are impressive in crucial roles. Rest of the characters are all Tamil faces.
Director Udayanidhi faltered the screenplay and narration. A good script work with strong characterizations and a good dose of emotions should have worked but it is not the case with Kaasi. Vijay Anthony’s songs are good but their placement is wrong. The background score is appealing. Camera work is good. The dubbing of lyrics is too bad. The editor should have trimmed some portions of the film. Production Values are appropriate.
Kaasi is a mother sentiment film which is all about the protagonist journey to find his mother. But then lack of proper treatment ensures that the audience does not feel the emotion in the story. It has ended up as an ordinary film due to the mistakes in the screenplay and improper characterizations. The sub-stories that begin after the hero arrives in the village have no connection whatsoever to the main story and bores the audience. We get a feel there is going to be a strong flashback but the director Udayanidhi did not show anything
Kaasi: Lacks Emotional Connect
Cast: Vijay Anthony, Anjali, Nasser, Jayaprakash, and Others
Writing and Direction: Udayanidhi
Producer: Fathima Vijay Anthony
DOP: Richard M Nathan
Music: Vijay Anthony
Editor: Lawerence Kishore
Banner: Vijay Anthony Film Corporation
Release Date: 18th May 2018