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Movie: Kousalya Krishnamurthy movie
Director: Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao
Music director: Dhibu Ninan Thomas
Kana which has become a good success in Kollywood is being remade in Telugu as Kaushalya Krishna Murthy by Bheemaneni Srinivasa Rao. It is always difficult to make a remake film successful. It has to be seen if Bheemaneni could manage it. Let us see how the audience receives it in the theaters.
Krishnamurthy (Rajendra Prasad) is an ordinary farmer who likes Agriculture and Cricket equally. He could not even stand the defeat of Team India. Kaushalya (Aishwarya Rajesh) also takes a liking for Cricket due to her father. Her dream is to represent India and get the World Cup to bring a smile on her father’s face. But the entire village including her mother (Jhansi) does not stand the idea of a girl playing cricket. The rest of the story is all about how she achieves her dream.
Aishwarya Rajesh played the Title Role in the Original and she played the same role here. Her hard work to be seen as a real cricketer is clearly visible in the film. It is a good choice to repeat her in Telugu as well. Rajendra Prasad has got a meaty character and he did it very well. His experience will be clearly seen. Jhansi also delivered a good performance. Siva Karthikeyan’s scenes from the Original were used as-is. He performed well.
Bheemaneni Srinivas Rao has handled 75% Remakes in his career. He did not dare to make any changes to the Original and even used almost half of the footage from it as-is in the film. The effort to embed the story of a farmer and a cricketer is good. But then, the problem is that even though the movie has its moments, it is a lot predictable. Songs are decent while the camera work is good. Some of the dialogues about the farmers are very good. Reusing scenes from the Original will give you a feel of watching a dubbing movie.
Kaushalaya Krishnamurthy tried to stay different from usually Sports Dramas by having a track regarding farmers and their difficulties. There are some good sequences in the film which connects emotionally to the audience especially the father-daughter track. But then, throughout the film, we feel we get to know the next scene which prevents the audience to get involved. The track of coach with a dark past is also cliched. Vennela Kishore and Rangasthalam Mahesh tried to evoke some comedy but did not work. Due to using several scenes from the Original, there are serious issues of lip-sync which affects the overall viewing experience. Kaushalaya Krishnamurthy may be a one time watch if you sit through the shortcomings.
Routine But Okay