Kshanam Review: Adivi Sesh teamed up with Debut director Ravikanth Perepu for ‘Kshanam’. Prasad V Potluri has produced this thriller and Anasuya appeared in a serious role for the first time in her career. Let us check the review of Kshanam to know more about the film.
Directed by: Ravikanth
Produced by: PVP
Starring: Adivi Sesh, Anasuya, Adah Sharma and others
Music: Sri Charan
Cinematography: Shaneil Deo
Edited by: Sreekar Prasad
Production Company: PVP Cinemas
Release date: 26th February, 2016
Running time: 110 minutes
Rishi (Adivi Sesh) is an NRI Investment banker in San Francisco. One day his Ex-girlfriend Swetha (Adah Sharma) from India calls him up to meet. Rishi who is still in her memories, take the next flight to India and meets her. To his shock, Swetha reveals that her daughter Riya is missing and she is desperately in need of his help in finding her. Though Rishi was confused, he decides to help her and in the course of Riya’s pursuit, Rishi encounters a serious conflict between reality and truth. Rest of the story is how Rishi unfold the missing mystery and realize the truth.
Adivi Sesh shouldered the film right from the word Go to the end. He impresses you with his emotional performance and amazing screen presence. After back to back glamour roles, meet actress Adah in this film. She put in some honest efforts for the tough role. Even though she struggled a bit in emoting in serious scenes, she is good. This is the other side of Anasuya. She proved her acting mettle in the role of ACP Jaya. Especially her performance in the climax should be watched. Vennela Kishore and Satyadev are good in cameos. Satyam Rajesh is superb as a frustrated honest police officer.
The first half of the film is a bit shaky with some unnecessary scenes but the interval twists gives the much-needed punch to a whacky second half. There are some flaws in the second half where we feel the film is dragged but the twists and engrossing performances keep you impressed. The suspense when finally revealed at the end if not fully convincing. But the smart director has finished it off with an emotional touch.
Adivi Sesh should get a thumbs up here for an excellent base story and good screenplay. That leaves the debut director Ravikanth with a relatively easy job of just executing things. And he is good. Sricharan got an album that suits the story and back-ground score that goes in brilliant sync with the film. Abburi Ravi’s dialogues carry the necessary impact. Camera work is patchy here and there. Production Values are decent. In some places, they totally looked quality less. Editing should have been a bit more vigilant.
Story & Screenplay
Lack of commercially entertaining ingredients.
Not so well conceived climax.
Kshanam is a good attempt with honest efforts from the team. Its a different attempt to Telugu audience. Who may have seen such thrillers in Hollywood, may not find it perfect. But with the expectations we carry for a small film, it will definitely not disappoint.