Director : Bheemaneni Srinivasa Rao
Producers : K.A. Vallabha
Music Director : Dhibu Ninan Thomas
Kausalya Krishnamurthy is a film which has been talked about a lot for the past few weeks. The remake is directed by Bheemineni Sreenivas and has hit the screens today. Let’s see how the film is.
Krishnamurthy (Rajendra Prasad) is an agriculturist in a village, Iragavaram, who is also a cricket buff. His passion for the game is so much, he is seen watching a cricket match on television, as his father is literally on the death bed.
Whenever India loses, Krishnamurthy sheds tears of sorrow. His daughter Kousalya (Aishwarya Rajesh,) seeing this passion of her father, promises she will one day become a great cricketer and will win a match for India one day.
How does she realise her father’s dream? How does her village see her decision of venturing into a male bastion? This is the crux of the story of Kousalya Krishnamurthy.
Production values of the film are top-notch as the village visuals have showcased well by the camera department. The production design of the film is superb as the international matches, the authenticity of the game and players look realistic. Editing of the film is just about okay as the film can be chopped by at least ten minutes. Music is impressive but the background score is even better. Dialogues are emotional and especially those written for Rajendra Prasad are very good.
Coming to the director Bheemineni, he is a master of remakes and here too, he has done a decent job. He does not tamper the story much and deals with the film with a scene to scene remake. He also creates emotions in the family but drags them way too much from the beginning. If he had made the films crisp, things would have been crisp.
On the whole, Kausalya Krishnamurthy is an emotional sports drama which has some good moments. Decent family emotions and some interesting cricketing scenes are basic assets. On the flip side, the lengthy runtime, predictable sports-based storyline play spoilsport. If you are okay with these small issues, you can easily give this inspiring film a shot this week.