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Lead Sushant, Tamanna
Music Chakri
Director Ravicharan Reddy
Producer Chantalapudi Srinivasa Rao, Naga Suseela
Banner Sree Nag Corporation
Release 11th Apr 2008
Story Ravicharan Reddy
Screenplay Ravicharan Reddy
Dialogues Raja Simha
Editing Gautamraju
Camera Agilan
Action Kanal Kannan

TT Rating: 3/5
Rating Reference: 1-Bad; 2-So So; 3-Can watch once; 4-Well made, must watch; 5-Exceptional work;

Kalidasu - Review
Debut of the kith and kin of big stars is always a fascinating thing in Telugu film industry. This time, it is Sushanth, the grandson of Akkineni Nageswara Rao, doyen of Telugu Cinema. Though the movie was shot without much publicity, it stepped up hype at the eleventh hour and got released silently.

Kalidasu (Sushanth) loses his father (Nagababu) at his childhood. He also kills the killer of his dad on the spot. After killing the goon, the boy runs away to Guntur. A lady (Jayasudha) brings up Kalidasu like her own son. Brought up in a rugged manner, he will not leave anybody whoever attacks his family members. Grown up, he becomes a car lifter. One day, he finds a girl Archana (Tamanna) in the dickey of a stolen car. The girl, who parents are dead, has a huge landed property. Land sharks eye on the land. In search of a safe place, the girl has reached Kalidasu's place. The villains trace the girl and kidnap her. The hero leaves for Hyderabad to get her back. He achieves the mission after heavy action and drama.

Sushanth, the grandson of ANR and nephew of Nag, made his debut with this film. Though it happens to be his debut film, he displayed excellent histrionics with fine dialogue delivery, stunts and emotions. Tamanna, who recently sizzled in the film Happy Days, looked a bit fatty in this film, which, however, is nice to look. She exposed considerably, providing the oomph to the audiences. Vinodh Kumar appeared as a villain, while Ajay played his sidekick. Jayasudha's sentimental role as mother is routine. Ravicharan Reddy made his debut as director with this film. He also provided the story and screenplay. He concentrated much on stunts and dances, while ignoring the narration. Reddy succeeded in molding each characterization, but he couldn't make the same synch with the running story. Dialogues are good and energetic in the film, but one can easily find that there are a good number of censor cuts. Music by Chakri is average, while songs proved to be speed breakers for the narration. This factor is more so in the second half. The comedy factor is also limited, while Sunil shoulders the responsibility. Cinematography is good.

Review by: Phani

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