Krishnarjuna Yuddham Review – Only ‘Krishna’ Can Save

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Only ‘Krishna’ Can Save


‘U/A’ Certified, 2 hrs 38 mins.

Nani-Krishnarjuna-YuddhamWhat is the film Krishnarjuna Yuddham about?
Krishna (Nani) loves Ria (Rukshar Dhillon), and Arjun loves Subbalakshmi (Anupama Parameswaran). Krishna and Arjun are entirely unrelated to one another. How the girls in their lives bring them together is what the film is all about?

How is Nani’s performance?
Nani is seen playing a dual role after a gap. The two characters have variations on paper, but on screen, it is hard to take the “rockstar” act seriously. Now, if we just look at that role as a class symbol that is in contrast to the mass Krishna, then it might seem alright.

Leaving the classy Arjun aside the real highlight of the film is Krishna. Nani is spot on in the role right from the body language to the accent. Whenever Krishna is onscreen one is glued to proceedings no matter how routine or predictable it is. There are few intentionally done mass mannerism which looks odd for Nani’s physicality on screen, but barring them the character is sensational and a memorable one for the actor, especially considering the first half.

Director Merlapaka GandhiDirection By Merlapaka Gandhi?
Krishnarjuna Yudham is the third film of director Merlapaka Gandhi. His previous two films were Venkatadri Express and Express Raja. We have to say the graph is on a downward slope with the first movie being the best.

There are few common things in these three films, the dialogues and a different screenplay. The former works well tremendously in KAY as well. It is the in the screenplay department that the movie falters with flat and insipid making.

First of all the story of Krishnarjuna Yudham is wafer thin. In fact, in the first half of the movie, until the interval part, there is literally nothing happening story wise. There is entertainment galore, and that is the saving as well as the engaging portion, but if we analyse further, there is no growth in character also. It is just one funny situation after other and so on.

The second half turns serious post the interval twist. A thriller mode is activated, and one feels like the audience has entered into a wrong screen post-intermission. The problem here is zero thrilling elements. The screenplay structure should have allowed for a gripping narrative. However, it isn’t utilised adequately at all.

Overall, one can watch the first half and come out as it is clear what would happen in the end. The ‘how they do it’ part is non-existent. In short, the second half ruins all the fun and makes the movie a below average fare.

Anupama ParameswaranAnupama and others?
Anupama Parameshwaran gets a weak role. One completely forgets about her by the time we reach the middle of the second half. It is the same case with Rukshar Dhillon, but she is modable (like the character Krishna would say). The fun in the love track of Krishna-Ria makes the performance passable. Brahmaji is fine. Prabhas Seenu feels wasted after a good beginning. Nagineedu is his usual self. The rest don’t make much of an impact.

Hiphop TamizhaMusic and other departments?
Three songs by Hiphop Thamizha are good. Among them, two are beautifully shot in the first half. The background music works in parts. The cinematography is superb. Editing should have been tighter. The dialogues are a significant asset to the movie in the first half.

Ravi AwanaHighlights?

Krishna Character
First Half

Second Half
Predictable Screenplay

Rukshar DhillonAlternative Take
Watch the Hollywood movie Taken.

Did I enjoy it?
Parts of the first half

Will you recommend it?

Krishnarjuna Yudham Review by Siddhartha


Final Report:

Krishnarjuna Yudham’s core point seems to be slightly inspired from ‘Taken’ on women trafficking but fails to come up with a gripping narration. The entertainment and love tracks too offer nothing fresh. Visit back for our frank review soon.

– Nani once again shows his natural acting talent in the emotional scene in climax.

– Nani’s friend arranging 15 Cr to buy the private yacht in the spot and the reason main villian decides to surrender Riya to Krishna (Nani) missing logic big time.

– Second half running on a serious note, songs come in between as speed breakers.

– Arjun (Nani) and Krishna (Nani) run into a similar problem with their love interests. They have 43 hours to complete their mission.

First Half Report:

Krishnarjuna Yudham first half is pretty ordinary, two lead tracks have very typical love and entertainment tracks. Second half is really key for the movie. Stay tuned for the final report.

– Nice and simple twist that leads to the interval hints about what to expect in the second half.

– The story shuffles between village Nani (Krishna) and Europe Nani (Arjun). While Krishna is trying for Riya (Rukshar Mir), Arjun is trying for Subbalakshmi (Anupama) in Europe.

– Nani (Krishna) has been introduced in a village in Chittor. He is trying his best to get a girl to get married. Second Nani (Arjun) introduced as a rock star in abroad. Arjun is a big flirt, keeps trapping girls for pleasure.

– Krishnarjuna Yudham show started in old city, Hyderabad with a kidnapping scene of a young girl.

Krishnarjuna Yuddham Review US premier Live Updates will begin at 3:30 AM IST

  Nani’s TOP 5 Premiers
S# Movie Collections
* Krishnarjuna Yuddham $164 K
1 MCA $303 K
2 Nenu Local $160 K
3 Ninnu Kori $159 K
4 Gentelman $72 K
5 Bhale Bhale Magadivoi $70 K

Preview: Krishnarjuna Yuddham

Among the present crop of young heroes, Nani is not only leading the second league of heroes pack sitting comfortably on the top as the number one but also the only hero who has done three films essaying dual roles, in the recent past.

After ‘Jendapai Kapiraju’ and ‘Gentleman’, ‘Krishnarjuna Yuddham‘ is his third film with dual roles for Nani. His last release ‘MCA’ was a routine entertainer, still, it did well at the box-office in the Telugu States and in the overseas, as well. It’s because of the natural star’s credibility that he had earned by his own virtue.

Whether it is a sensible movie like ‘Ninnu Kori’ or else a routine one like ‘Nenu Local’, Nani never looked back after his first blockbuster ‘Bhale Bhale Magadivoy’. Only ‘Majnu’ was a disappointment in between.

  Nani’s TOP 5 in the US
S# Movie Collections
1 Bhale Bhale Magadivoi $1,430,026
2 Ninnu Kori $1,196,559
3 Nenu Local $1,079,986
4 MCA $1,077,558
5 Eega $1,071,281

Coming to ‘Krishnarjuna Yuddham’, Merlapaka Gandhi can surprise us with a simple story heavy on light humour. The music of the movie delivered by Hiphop Thamizha was decent with a mix of beat-oriented and soft tunes.

Here, the ultimate factor will be Nani’s tag of the movie opens up to a positive talk despite not so high buzz on the movie like Nani’s earlier movies. KAY is coming after ‘Rangsthalam’ ruled the box-office and just before Mahesh’s ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ will be storming the theatres. So, it’s not an easy one for Nani.

It’s time to see how Nani’s magic works for ‘Krishnarjuna Yuddham’ the success of which depends on the word of mouth largely and on Nani’s stardom and credibility. Wait for our team’s genuine review. Stay tuned, folks!

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