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Kala Review

Kala Review
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Cast:
Raja, Nayana HarshitaRamachandra Reddy, Sri Venkteswara Chitra
Direction:
C. Manohar
Production:
Ramachandra Reddy, Sri Venkteswara Chitra
Music:
Dharma Teja

Kala

IndiaGlitz [Friday, June 11, 2004 • Telugu] Comments

Director C. Manohar's disjointed screenplay makes sure that "Kala" holds no one's interest as it meanders drearily. No attempt is made for some audience-friendly and skilled narration that alone can save an oft-repeated plot.

The director packs the entire drama into a 15-minute finale, while keeping the movie in the light mode for two long hours. The audience is hardly prepared for the sudden shift to tragedy without any prior warning.

Nayana Harshita, making her debut, may be charming. But by wooing her lover (Raja) like a vamp, she only makes a mockery of her role.

The less said about the comedy track, the better - it is a rehash of a repeat. The music by Dharma Teja is uninspired.

Yes, there are breathtaking visuals from Mauritius, but the performance of the leading pair makes a sad waste of the splendid landscape.

The story is about an unemployed youth, whose parents keep scolding him. He joins his friends to set up an office that promises to make the unfulfilled dreams of its customers come true. Most of the clients are aspiring actors, and Raja makes huge money out of them.

Nayana is impressed. She traps him into a contract and, when they fail to present her as a heroine, she takes Raja to Mauritius. Initially, he hates her but later starts liking her. He takes time to express his love.

One day, when she faints, vomiting blood, he brings her to Hyderabad and comes to know that she requires a bone marrow transplant to survive. He is left dumfounded.

Doctors find a perfect donor in a dreaded criminal. Raja, who had clashed with the criminal earlier, convinces him, and police also agree sportingly. The criminal agrees for the transplant and, predictably, he escapes after the operation, leaving the lovers united.

But the director's dream turns out to be the viewer's nightmare.

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