kshanam-reviewBOTTOM LINE
A decent thriller.


U/A Certified – 120 mins

kshanam-reviewWhat is the film about?
Rhea daughter of Swetha (Adah Sharma) is kidnapped. In her hour of crisis she reaches out to Rishi (Adivi Sesh). Does he get her missing daughter back or is there a twist in tale?

How is Adivi Sesh performance?
Adivi Sesh is immensely likeable in the film as the whole set up and execution style fits him to the tee. Everything looks so natural and organically flowing as far Adivi Sesh is considered. It is therefore one of his memorable outings without any doubt.

kshanam-reviewDirection By Ravikanth?
Debutant Ravikanth Perepu makes a good impression in his first outing. There are parts where the first timer quality is visible but overall he manages to engage with his direction. Major credit here must go to the basic story and screenplay which just needed to be executed decently. The film’s biggest problem was the final revealing twist. One can feel its good on paper but it needed a way better execution that what we see now.

kshanam-reviewAdah Sharma, Anasuya and others?
Adah Sharma performed really well in a role that surely defies convention for a Telugu heroine. However it’s not only her who plays against their usual characters, number of other actors like Vennela Kishore, Satyam Rajesh and Anasuya etc do something similar and this aspect brings freshness to the tale. Satyadev and Ravi Varma play their usual parts though.

kshanam-reviewMusic and other departments?
Music goes with the mood of the film which is fine. Background score is much more effective though. Cinematography is good in parts. Editing was not up to the mark at places. Dialogues went hand in hand with direction.


Convenient co-incidences
Weak direction in places

kshanam-reviewAlternative Take
It’s good to see something new attempted that doesn’t follow a set pattern. Still it follows an expected paradigm which isn’t out of the blue. An alternate take take would have been if they had gone all out with a complete twisted tale instead of just skimming the surface.

Did I enjoy it?

Will you recommend it?
Yes to those who like thrillers.

Kshanam Review by Siddhartha