Movie Review: Keshava
Cast: Nikhil, Ritu Varma, Isha Koppikar, Rao Ramesh, Ajay, Brahmaji, Priyadarsi, Vennela Kishore, Sudarshan, Madhunandan, Raja Ravindra, Raviprakash, Sameer and Others.
Music: Sunny MR
Background Score: Prasanth Pillai
Cinematography: Diwakar Mani
Producer: Abhishek Nama
Story-Screenplay-Direction: Sudheer Varma
Release Date: 19th May 2017
Keshava has created lot of buzz with it’s brilliantly cut promos. Director Sudhir Varma did a wonderful job in creating hype around the film with superb promotions. Posters & Promos of ‘Keshava’ have generated tremendous positive buzz around this revenge drama. Let’s see if the end product is as good as the promotional material.
Story : Keshava (Nikhil) has a rare medical condition; his heart is located on the right side, which means he cannot get angry, emotional or excited at all. That will endanger his life, but Keshava’s only aim is to kill the police who have mercilessly killed his parents and paralyzed his sister in an accident. Keshava needs to be very calm even when he is killing his enemies. Keshava successfully kills two policemen and in the meanwhile, a police officer Shalini (Isha Koppikar) is assigned to solve the mystery and nab the killer.
Performances : Nikhil has given his career best performance by carrying the movie on his shoulders till the very end. A hyper actor like Nikhil attempting a role which demands calmness & emotional-less portrayal isn’t a joke. Nikhil showed so much maturity and maintained the required intensity throughout the movie. Ritu Varma did a fine job though she had a very little scope. Isha Koppikar who made a comeback after a very long gap is alright in the role of a Cop. Rao Ramesh shows his mark once again. Vennela Kishore tickles the funny bone with his trademark comic timing. Priyadarsi and Sudarshan does justice to their characters. Brahmaji, Ajay, Raja Ravindra, Ravi Prakash and Jeeva have been adequate.
Plus Points :
Minus Points :
Little attention to Protagonist’s medical condition
Analysis : Keshava wastes no time in getting into the thick of the things, but the director keeps losing grip on the narrative as the story moves forward. Interval scene raises hopes on the second half, but the director took a convenient route by making things easy for the protagonist to have his revenge. Firstly, the reason for revenge isn’t so strong and secondly there are a lot of logical errors in the process of seeking revenge. Although ‘Keshava’ is a serious subject, Sudheer Varma included good dose of Comedy Quotient. The college-backdrop scenes featuring Vennela Kishore are a laugh riot. Even the placement of Comedy Scenes is perfect. A Gripping Revenge Drama
Rating : 3.25/5