Music: Sandeep ChowtaArt: Srikanth Ramisetty
Action: SelvaEditing: Shravan
Cinematography: Sarvesh Murari
Produced by: Shiva Prasad Reddy
Story, dialogues, screenplay and directed by: Kiran
Release date: Feb 12, 2010
Nagarjuna Kedi Telugu Movie Review:
with huge expectations the film was released but nag dissapointed very munch with his new film kedi. nag should take care while choosing scrpits and new directors!
well coming in to story , Ramesh aka Rummy (Nagarjuna) is arrested by Police and the police officer (Shayaji Shinde) interrogates him on how could he dupe the cop in the past several times. Rummy starts telling his story: how he became a K.D after an incident in his childhood. As a teenage boy, he was fascinated with Cricket but his drunkard father didn’t allow him and soon he makes friendship with a local teenage girl Janaki. Their friendship grew into love but her parents oppose this romance. Forced by her parents, Janaki refuses to elope with Rummy and asks him to earn money first. Feeling cheated, Rummy is on the mission for earning by duping others, etc. Now, he is a big con man in Goa with the help of local don (Ankur). Rummy also meets a young Single mother Sandhya (Mamta) who agrees to act as his wife for a mission. Rest of the movie is how Rummy’s life changes after Sandhya’s arrival in his life.
Artist and Other performance:
Nagarjuna looks stylish in the movie. He also appears younger with his chic and trendy clothes. He tries hard to sustain the interest with his experience in most mundane scenes too. His mannerism – ‘sometimes rummy is good man’ – is likable.
Mamta Mohandas plays deglam role although she is crucial to the script. Newcomer Linda looks beautiful. Anushka in her brief appearance brings charm to the screen. Shayaji Shinde is okay. So is ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame Ankur. Harshavardhan is good as Nag’s aide and Brahmanandam provides some laughter here and there.
Technically, the film is too good. Especially cinematography by Sarvesh Murari attracts you instantly. His angles and framing has brought rich look the film. Also good D.I is another advantage. Sandeep Chowtha scores in providing background score than composing tunes. Although the film has several songs, only three songs (Mayagadura.., Mu..Mu Muddanta Cheda, and another melody in the beginning) stand out. Rich production values by producer D Shiva Prasad Reddy (as most part was shot in Goa and songs shot in Greece) are another advantage in the movie. New director and writer Kiran has shown spark in some dialogues but his lack of experience is clearly visible. Much of the story has no driving point to move forward, so he has filled it up with silly scenes.
Kedi Movie Analysis:
KD begins on a promising note with a good introduction scene and a flashback child episode but fails to sustain the momentum. By the time interval comes, the film misses its direction and premise. On paper, the concept of back-and-forth narration looks pretty interesting but the new director has just chosen right narrative device but not the content (story). It also completely drives on single focus with no entertainment value. Nagarjuna’s con activities bring smiles in the beginning after a point become monotonous. Nagarjuna’s presence and his stylish acting is the saving grace of the film. Hero rescuing a Britain girl’s sister has served purpose of filling the screen time, as it has no value to the story. Such scenes are aplenty in the movie. Flash back child episode and pre-climax confession of Mamta Mohandas are best part while director’s inability to handle the movie on the whole is big drawback.
KeDi starts off promisingly but has not able to sustain it till the end. Nagarjuna’s stylish looks and technical values are the only saving grace. If you are a big diehard fan of nagarjuna, go and wacth it !