‘UA’ Certified, 2 hrs 32 mins.
What is the film Kirrak Party about?
Krishna’s (Nikhil) journey in college with love, heartbreak, and rediscovering love, all along with friends, is what the film is all about?
How is Nikhil Siddhartha’s performance?
Nikhil towers over everyone. He is in a different zone, and the rest are in a separate space. That doesn’t mean he has put out an extraordinary performance that dwarfs everyone. It is just that others are written weakly that he comes across as a star among the mere mortals. Strictly looking at his act, Nikhil has done an excellent job and carried his part well
Direction By Sharan Koppisetty?
Movies based on college come from time to time, but not all of them manage to succeed. It is a difficult one to execute as the success of the film depends on the chemistry generated among the actors. The ‘stories’ usually take a backseat or are predictable; it is the chemistry between the leads and other actors that make the films work. Director Sharan Koppisetty fails in developing the chemistry, plain and simple.
The two halves of Kirrak Party feel like two different narratives with same actors. Now, that would have been good if we, the audience, also felt the growth or the effect of the passing of time along with the characters, but that feeling never comes. It feels as if the actors have changed from one look to other with no connective tissue.
The other major issue is lack of memorable characters. There is enough content to make that connection with different roles, but they never work out. The various scenes in the first half among the friends feel rushed and thereby lack impact. When the final tearful farewell happens, it feels as if they are merely going through the motions without any real bond. We know that they are actors doing their job and faking emotions. Some do it convincingly and additional factors like music work, which makes the whole exercise passable at best.
The writing and direction let the film down which certainly had a structure and enough moments packed to make it work. Kirrak Party offers nothing Kirrak, in the end. It is a strictly decent one time watch in best case scenario.
Samyuktha Hegde and others?
Simran Pareenja is right in the role given to her. However, she fails to take it to the next level to make it a memorable outing like the original did for Rashmika Mandanna. Samyuktha Hegde reprising her role from the original is hyperactive. It is okay for the character she plays, but once again, there is nothing in it to remember. The rest of the cast comprises of mostly non-regular faces. They are distinct from a college based movie. Brahmaji is okay.
Music and other departments?
Music and background score are quite efficient. The making of the movie is good with nice cinematography helping the cause. The editing is okay. Dialogues lack the spark for a college campus entertainer. The writing along with direction is the film’s biggest problem.
Premam, Premam Telugu remake, and the very recent Tholi Prema along with the decade-old Happy Days – rewatch them.
Did I enjoy it?
Yes in parts
Will you recommend it?
Yes but with huge reservations
Kirrak Party Review by Siddartha Toleti
There’s no ‘Kirrak’ in both the halves of the movie. Nikhil is alright in different shades. There’s no particular highlight in the movie. Visit back for our frank review soon.
– College farewell time, the movie is heading towards climax.
– Satya’s (Samyuktha) friendship and love with Krishna (Nikhil)is going on.
– Krishna (Nikhil) wins the election, becomes a student leader.
– Krishna (Nikhil) Contests for president post in college student election. Nikhil looks good in beard avatar.
First Half Report:
Majority of the Kirrak Party first half relies on college entertainment. It has few genuine fun moments but routine and forced comedy takes most part. The interval bang creates a hope for the better second half. Overall, an average first half at the best.
– Story takes a serious turn after a sudden twist to Meera’s (Simran) character.
– Nikhil and Meera (Simran) becomes good friends.
– Nikhil and his friends batch trying to impress Meera (Simran).
– Krishna (Nikhil) and his friends get suspended for their petty fights in the college. Meera (Simran) is introduced as a studious student.
– Kirrak Party show started in college with “Dumdare Dumdare” song.
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Preview: Kirrak Party
Young hero Nikhil Siddharth has come with a faithful remake of Kannada film in Telugu ‘Kirrak Party‘ Though his last release ‘Keshava’ had a decent run at the box-office, it didn’t reach the expected levels. ‘Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada’ was a good one, though.
But, he had flops like ‘Shankarabharanam’ and ‘Surya Vs Surya’. That means that Nikhil isn’t continuously on success streak. Nevertheless, the choice of films and opting for different subjects gave him an edge that made a section of audiences to wait for his films. ‘Kirrak Party’ is coming with this background.
It is obvious that it is a remake and going by the title and the promos released so far, it looks like a faithful remake. However, Nikhil denied that it is a faithful remake and said that only the soul of the movie is taken and reworked.
Though Sharan Koppishetty is the director, he has Sudheer Varma and Chandoo Mondeti working on the screenplay and the dialogues hinting that there could be some changes to the original screenplay. So far, the trailer and the other material gave a deja vu vibe as the college plot and a few other things reminded us of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Premam’.
But there could be surprises going by the virtue of the directors who were involved to write a fresh screenplay. Heroines Simran and Samyuktha Hegde didn’t seem to have much screen space and they may be having roles that go forward with the flow of the narrative.
Unlike ‘Premam’ and ‘Happy Days’, the music album of ‘Kirrak Party’ isn’t that memorable. Taking so many things into consideration, we have to wait and see if Kannada movie ‘Kirik Party’ is really worth making in Telugu as ‘Kirrak Party’. Wait for the genuine Kirrak Party review from Mirchi9 team.