Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam Movie Review

by Srikanth Mantravadi

Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam is an engaging take on the subject of human relationships.Sidhu(Siddharth) ia a freebird and after completing his MBA he has nothing to do except for flirting with girls whom his mother(Ramya Krishna) teaches as a lecturer.Sidhu’s father(Prakash Raj) is divorced from Ramya since 18 years and Sidhu divides his time between his mother and father.Meanwhile he meets Geeta(Tamanna), who has come from her village for higher studies,through his friends.Slowly the hate between them transforms into love.Sidhu goes to Geeta’s village to claim her hand from her father,Subramanyam(Nazr).Subramanyam is against the marriage and promises to marry them both only if Sidhu is able to unite his divorced parents.That is the story till interval.From then on it proceeds to show how Sidhu brings his parents together and marries Geeta.

The entire movie is sprinkled with iridescent and thought provoking dialogues(Abburi Ravi,is in top form and reminds us of Bommarillu).The cast deliver a knock out performance.Siddharth is redoubtable in his performance.For a change the heroine is given a meaty role and Tamanna essays it exceedingly well.She pitches it high and matches Siddharth’s hyper persona with ease.Prakash Raj is eminently watchable as the workaholic dad who has no time for his family.His tough exterior belies his inner vulnerability.Only he could have played it and he plays it with characteristic panache.Ramya Krishna,the yesteryear heroine,is a pleasant surprise and  dons the role of a mother with ease.Nazr suits the role of heroine’s father to T.Brahmanandam and Venu Madhav provide riproaring slapstick comic scenes.The former takes the cake with his antics as ‘Gachibowli Diwakar’.His characterisation is conceptualised well by the writer.

The film is technically sound.Cinematography captures the mood well.Background Score is efficient.Editing by Sreekar Prasad is apt and suitable.The breezy score by Shankar Ehsaan Loy accentuates the movie and does not intrude into the narrative.

The film needs to be savoured bit by bit as it moves at a leisurely pace.There is no dull moment because of the light treatment given to the film.The director(Kishore Kumar) deserves praise for taking a new theme and executing it well.The film stands for family values and probity and needs to be watched for its sparkling performances and dialogues.Highly Recommended!!!

Rating-Three Cheers!!!