P Keshav Sharma (Nikhil) kills police officers in a cold blooded manner. Sharmila Mishra (Isha Koppikar) is appointed to track the case which involves the police department. How she tracks the killer and what she finds about the killer is the story of the movie.
Nikhil is seen in a never seen before role. It requires him to be at his subtle best and not show any sign of hyper action and energy that he is usually known for in his movies. Still, he engages the viewers and makes them glued to the seats with his performance. The intensity that he brings without ever going overboard will take him to further heights if utilized properly with regular breaks.
Ritu Varma is good in a role that requires her to play a supporting lead rather than a female lead in a conventional sense. She adds to the plot with her presence and acting when it is required
Isha Koppikar is making her comeback to Telugu films after a very long gap. She has got a significant role and makes good use of it.Ajay, Brahmaji, Raja Ravindra and Rao Ramesh, all have small but vital parts. They do justice to those critical moments they get.Vennela Kishore is hilarious in a role that is sure to stand out from the crowd. Preyadarshi is good as a friend of the hero. Sathya has small character, and he is fine.
Slick Narration Nikhil Production Values Cinematography Background Music
Slow Second Half
Director Sudheer Varma made a smashing debut with trendsetting Swamy Ra Ra. He is in full form once again in Keshava. Right from the beginning, he takes us into the world of the lead character. He also takes us directly into the main content and puts all his focus their without deviation. It is a delicate art to muster and then hold audience attention who are used to commercial cinema. But Sudheer Varma does it with great ease.
The first half of the movie is a delight to watch. It gets the performances and suspense right with top notch making values. The interval bang is superb. Again, the second half starts with a bang but after a point, till the pre-climax reveal there is a loss of momentum, and that is the only blemish in this otherwise excellent gripping thriller.
Music by Sunny MR is perfectly in sync with the mood of the film. The background score takes it a notch higher. The cinematography by Diwakar Mani is excellent with good visuals throughout the movie. Editing is sharp. Production values by Abhishek Pictures are fabulous.
Bottom-Line : Slick Revenge Drama Rating : 3.25 / 5