Movie : Ksd Appalaraju Movie Review
Banner: Shreya Productions
Cast: Sunil, Colours Swathi, Adarsh, Ajay, Raghu Babu, Harshavardhan, Kovai Sarala, Chalapathi Rao, Narsing Yadav, Krishna Bhagawan, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam, Ali, Sakshi Gulati, Tanu Roy, Suman Shetty, Raja Ravindra, Venu Madhav, Jayaprakash Reddy, Krishnudu, Kallu Chidambaram, Thameem, Ravi Teja,
Cinematography: Sudhakar Yekkanti
Director: Ramgopal Varma
Producer: Kiran Koneru
Release date: 18/02/2011
Appalaraju (sunil) is an aspiring director from Amalapuram and he lands in Hyderabad to make his dream come true. Fate gets him to Rocky (raghu babu) and his creative head Pushpanand (harshavardhan). Appalaraju prepares a script which is a tragedy movie and he manages to convince the hot heroine Kanishka (sakshi) to do the film. He is supported by four assistant directors and one among them is Krishna (swathi). Meanwhile, the hero is initially the superstar Babu garu (adarsh) who reportedly has an affair with Kanishka. But they have a fight and Kanishka ends up recommending the hero’s role to Babu garu’s rival KT (ajay). The story takes another twist with the arrival of don Sreesailam (brahmi). What happens to Appalaraju’s film from there forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with an appealing storyline but both the presentation and narrative were weak. The dialogues were okay at few places, the script was stale and the screenplay was below average. Background score was alright but only two songs were effective. Cinematography did its bit as required. Editing was alright but was not sharp at the required places. Costumes were natural while the art department was realistic. Sunil gives a committed performance and he does justice to his role. Swathi was good and she does well in the song and dance sequence. Sakshi Gulati was sizzling hot, she has it in her to become a glamour heroine. Adarsh was alright, Ajay was apt, Tanikella was regular, Raghu Babu was effective, Harshavardhan made his presence felt, Brahmanandam was okay, Venu Madhav was annoying, Ali was not upto the mark, M S Narayana was moderate. The others did their bit as required.
The major flaw in the film is the lack of spirit and comedy in the making. Though the film takes off on a charged up note, the tempo falls down in no time and from then on it goes topsy turvy. The second half tests the patience of the audience and by the climax, they are not waiting for the film to end. As such, this might relate to those working in the film industry but it is hard for the common audience to get what they are looking for. Chances of survival at box office are very weak.