Think Ravi Teja and you would think of an easy, feel-good film with ample doses of comedy and action. Krishna that released today is no exception. The combination of VV Vinayak and Ravi Teja was hyped quite a bit before the film's release. While it is not extraordinary, Krishna delivers what it promises. The main highlight of the film is the situational comedy that Vinayak has so deftly woven into the main plot. Just when you begin to think the story is no different, come these really hilarious chunks which make for happy viewing.
As for the plot, it is the quintessential love story of a boy meets girl and villain playing the spoilsport. Though in this film, the story has few new twists that make the watching interesting. The story begins in Vijayawada, where Krishna (Ravi Teja) sees Sandhya (Trisha) at the Durga temple on Dassara day. Cupid does his job and our hero falls in love in the very first sight. Then Sandhya leaves for Hyderabad, as she studies there and our hero follows her like a love-struck pup. It is from here that the story slowly unfolds and the villains come into the picture.
Ravi Teja has done similar roles all his life and he plays the part of Krishna with equal ease. Then there is Trisha, who had done such films through out her career. So it's a virtual cakewalk for her. Despite this, the credit goes to Vinayak for spinning a yarn that is interesting enough to keep the audience till the very end. He shows Vijayawada in a new light. The Krishna river is shown in full spate and the shots that he uses in Vijayawada are refreshing. For once, there are no heavy duty dialogues despite lots of action.
Another plus is the handsome villain Jekka (Mukul Dev), brother of Rahul Dev, a model and actor himself in Mumbai. He looks trendy as the bad boy who is after the heroine. Though we have Jayaprakash Reddy, his role too is toned down by comedy and so it is no where nearer to the loud villain that he usually plays.
Sunil, MS Narayana, Chandramohan and Brahmanandam are their usual best. Sayaji Shinde and Tanikella Bharani have small roles, but those which are well fleshed out.
But it is Vinayak, who comes out a winner, as he does not fall into the trap of trying to over do either comedy or action. It is the film in recent times that does not use graphics and unnecessary special effects during the action sequences. The special effects used are subtle and look realistic. Music is a bit disappointing, though the sets look grand.
So to have a final word, if you are looking for some light, fun-filled movie during the festival vacation, then Krishna is the film for you and family.
Cast: Ravi Teja, Trisha, Mukul Dev, Sayaji Shinde and others
Director: VV Vinayak