Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Review – KVJ Review

Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Rating : 

Rana-Nayanatara starrer, ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’ released today along with ‘Talaash’ (Hindi Movie), a murder mystery starring Aamir Khan.

Plot

B.Tech Babu (Rana) is an orphan brought up under the guardianship legendary theatre actor Surabhi Subrahmanyam (Kota), who is the founder of Surabhi group. Babu wants to leave to USA while Subrahmanyam wishes Babu to play the his last drama ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’ at Bellary Natakotsavam for dussera. Babu is moved with the death of Subrahmanyam and wants to fufill his last wish. Devaki(Nayanatara) meets Babu during the Natakotsavam at Bellary, where she’s filming a documentary on the mining mafia under Reddappa(Milind Gunaji). A dustup with Reddappa’s gang brings Babu to set himself to avenge alongside Devaki on the gang, when he learns that he has a personal villain, his uncle Chakravarthy(Murali Sharma) who kills his mom and dad. Devaki reforms this personal vengeance of Babu’s into a moral responsibility and the rest is drama.

Performances

This is probably Rana’s best performance and the role has got all the emotions to be portrayed, though he’ll have to improve on his dances. Rana deserves a special mention for his natural abilities in stunts and dialogue diction at the behest in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum. Nayanatara is adequate and carried that sensuousness for her admirers in songs.  A brief role by Kota isthe whole enlivening factor behind the story. Raghu Babu did well his portion of acting both in dramas and in the film. Brahmi, Satyam Rajesh, Hema form the regular supporting crew in addition to their attempts to bring laughs. Cinematography at places isn’t gripping which has let the emotional scenes go low. Miling Gunaji doesn’t deserve a take away from this film, except he’s tall enough to stand up and look into Rana’s eyes. Murali Sharma is more of a supporting role and doesn’t grab the focus anywhere during his screentime. An attempt to blend commercial taste to the film doesn’t work out well and Krish should have planned Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum with better independence. The sets used to film songs and action episodes don’t bring out an impression of more than a drama atmosphere and a look of thoroughly controlled expenditure on screen.

Analysis

The first of the film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum crawls without direction on the flow and the expected scenes didn’t work out well. Throughout, the background score tried to keep the tempo alive. Few enkindling scenes are drafted but on the totality, they lose significance. Rana has been always positive on the screen with his performance and few reshoots and cuts should have been considered. The film’s length comes to its advantage, not giving a thought of drag. The song penned by Sirivennela and the music composed by Mani Sharma are applaudable. Krish was famous for delivering the content with a sense of humanity which he attempted in this film as well. But the content seemed to have slipped under the carpet and perhaps, being part of the production, might have resulted to such a pressure on himself to employ the regular filmy formulae for commercial success.

Highlights

Dialogues by Sai Madhav
Rana as a furious young common man
Background score

Drawbacks

Timing of songs
Screenplay lapses
Production values

Bottomline

Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum is not more than a one time watch, but if you’re a fan of Rana, you’ll like to revisit.