Title : Krishnarjuna Yuddham CBFC Rating : U/A Run-Time : 2 Hrs 38 Mins Release Date : 12-04-2018 Banner : Shine Screens Cast : Nani, Anupama, Rukshar, Brahmaji, Nagineedu, Sudharshan, Prabhas Seenu and Others Music : Hiphop Tamizha DOP : Karthik Ghattamaneni Producer : Sahoo Garapati - Harish Peddi Direction: Merlapaka Gandhi
Krishna (Nani) is a tough looking but the soft guy from Chittor who is always unlucky with girls. Arjun (Nani) is a rock star who instantly lands any girl he wants. The former gets Riya (Rukshar Dhillon) in his life and is drawn towards her. The latter meets Subbalakshmi (Anupama Parameswaran) who rejects him at every turn. How the respective love stories progress to a common end that leads to Krishna (Nani) and Arjun (Nani) meeting each other. What happens in the end?
Nani in dual roles is terrific. He shows the required variation with aplomb. The village ruffian and urban rockstar characters are as different as they come and Nani pulls of them with fantastic ease. Nani scores hundered percent as an Actor. As Krishna, he is a scene stealer. The body language and mass mannerism and dialogue delivery are exceptional. Such is the impact that one starts to miss Krishna whenever he is not present on the screen. Nani is terrific in action scenes. Fights worked big time due to his intense act.
Anupama Parameswaran and Rukshar Dhillon are right in their respective roles. They bring the chemistry required to make the love stories work. They add fun and colour to the proceedings with their presence.
Sudharshan, Brahmaji and Prabhas Sreenu are supporting comic relief. The senior most Brahmaji is a scream in a few scenes. The rest of the cast are apt for their parts.
Predictable Scenes in the second half
Merlapaka Gandhi of Venkatadri Express and Express Raja is back with new outing Krishnarjuna Yudham. The film has the trademark comedy seen in the director’s previous films. The hero drives the movie with an impressive set of characters and screenplay.
There is a lot to cheer about the film regarding the writing in the first half. Merlapaka Gandhi manages to grab the audience attention with solid, entertaining content. The lack of story doesn’t matter at all as we are going along with the lead protagonist love stories.
The second half is where the movie loses momentum as the love story, and the entertainment takes back seat to action and thrill. In both the departments, the director’s doesn’t get the same impetus as he did in the first half to make the audience not think much. It is not wrong par-se but passable with the pre-climax action scene coming out. Overall, Krishnarjuna Yudham is a decent one-time time-pass fare for Nani’s spectacular performance.
Hiphop Tamizha has done an amazing job with music and the background score. It brings freshness to the proceedings. The cinematography by Karthik Ghattamaneni is superlative. Editing by Satya G is fine. The production values by 'Shine Screens' banner are lavish.
Bottom-line: Nani's Show All The Way