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Kalyana Vaibhogame Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, March 4, 2016 • Telugu ]
Kalyana Vaibhogame Review
Sri Ranjith Movies
Naga Shourya, Malavika Nair , pearle maney , Raasi, Aishwarya, Anand, Raj Madiraj, Tagubothu Ramesh, Dhanraj, Mirchi Hemanth , Snigdha
Nandini Reddy
K.L.Damodar Prasad
Kalyan Koduri
Kalyana Vaibhogame

Nandini Reddy of Ala Modalaindi fame returns to tell a story on relationships.  The human element in the story makes this film a worthy watch.  A family entertainer to boot, it has everything from whacky comedy to good music.  If you don’t expect laughter that will have you in splits, this film works easily.  Kalyana Vaibhogame is a non-ambitious film.   It is true-to-life and doesn’t attempt to swallow more than what it can chew.

The premise is nothing unusual.  However, the narration is feel-good and realistic, which is what a film of this genre can count on.  It has usual elements like a hero who wants to settle down in the US and has no much interest in what he thinks are shibboleths.  He has a sentimental grandma who is like a spanner in the wheel.  As the movie progresses, these apparently routine elements give way to some clean entertainment.

Shourya (Naga Shourya) is a game developer who wants to settle down in the US.  Just as he is planning certain things, his grandma has the last wish of seeing him tie the knot.  His parents (Aishwarya and Raj Madiraju) find a match for him.  At the outset, Shourya makes it clear to Divya (Malavika Nair) that he has other plans.  Divya, too, has no intentions to get married.  They both tell their elders that they have no liking for each other.  As their parents continue with searching for matches, they hatch a conspiracy to get married and apply for divorce later.

However, post marriage, they face a situation which they hadn’t bargained for.  Will they apply for divorce as planned?  What lessons do they learn?  That’s what forms the film’s crux.

The generation gap is quite convincingly captured by the writer-director duo.  Lakshmi Bhupal has got some good talent for penning slice-of-life situations for sure.  As for Nandini Reddy, her talent for zany humour is writ large.  In a scene, Shourya and Divya end up showing their individuality while forgetting that they are there for a different purpose envisioned by their elders.

In narrating the story, some elements like friendship are made use of add a texture.

After a lively first half, the film descends into some known elements.  Divya’s emotional churn should have been depicted better.  Raasi gets a meaty role and she pulls off her part really well.  Anand and Aishwary are the other actors to watch out for.  Raj Madiraju as the hero’s father shows his acting skill for sure.  As a clean entertainer, KV gets its share of laurels.

Kalyan Koduri’s music is an asset.  The cinematography could have been better.  Junaid Siddiqui’s editing is OK.

As for Lakshmi Bhupal’s writing, his dialogues are good, but the marriage song is the best aspect.  Raj Madiraju’s lines in an emotional scene are a treat.

While Naga Shourya gets to be a natural once again, Malavika acts through her eyes, yet again.  The lead pair look every bit jaunty that they ought to be.  When they have to look emotional, they do their parts equally well.  All in all, the lead pair are a great asset.

Verdict: With good performances and some solid writing, KV is a feel-good entertainer.

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Rating: 3.25 / 5.0

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