Film: Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (2012)(Telugu)
Cast: RaNa, Nayanatara, Milind Gunaji, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Murali Sharma,Venkatesh (special appearance), Sameera Reddy (special appearance)
Script Consultant: Venkatesh Chakravarthy
Cinematography: V.S. Gnana Shekar
Music: Mani Sharma
Lyrics: sirivennela Seetharama Shastry, E.S. Murthy, Burra Sai Madhav
Playback: S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, Hemachandra, Raghu, Narendra, Shreya Ghosal, Sravana Bhargavi, Joanna Sirlin, Raghubabu, Sai Madhav, etc.
Art: J.K. Murthy
Visual Effects: Orange Media, Vegah Studios
Dubbing Incharge: Suresh Krishna Kondeti
Producers: Y. Rajeev Reddy, Saibabu Jagarlamudi
Direction: Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi (Krish)
Date of Theatrical Release: November 30, 2012
Watched Theater: Siva A/c, Guntur
Rating: 3.25 / 5
Rana and Nayantara New South Film Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum Movie Review:
After an unsuccessful attempt – Naa Ishtam, Rana Daggubati is back with Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (KVJ), which is described as his re-launch film. This movie has two heroes – Rana and its unique script. Rana has chosen a perfect storyline to become a commercial hero and with his electrifying performance, he surely rocks you and proves that he is also a mass hero.
B.Tech. Babu (RaNa), the grandson of veteran theatre artiste and director Surabhi Subrahmanyam (Kota Srinivasa Rao), does not like the world of stageplays that he’s forced into. He plans to leave to the USA for higher studies, away from all the hustle of the theatre. Subrahmanyam pleads, in vain, Babu to get him to play at the Stage Play Festival in Bellary. A disappointed Subrahmanyam dies in sleep after writing his magnum opus play titled Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum. Babu learns that Subrahmanyam wanted his ashes to be immersed in the Tungabhadra river at his birthplace, Bellary. Babu is now determined to act in the play his grandfather wrote for him. The troupe (Raghubabu, Satyam Rajesh, Hema, etc.) leaves to Bellary, where mining mafia headed by Reddappa (Milind Gunaji) dominates the law and controls the land. A daring journalist Devika (Nayanatara) comes to Bellary too, investigating about the mining mafia. Why Subrahmanyam wanted his grandson to stage the play in Bellary, how Devika and Babu cross paths, and how does Reddappa’s mafia and his rivalry with Karnata Chakravarthy (Murali Sharma) come into picture form the rest of the film.
Rana Daggubati has a tailor-made role in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum and he has delivered one of his best performance in recent times. He rocks you with his stunning fights and amazing dialogue delivery. As a reporter, Nayantara looks good and her chemistry with Rana is very good. Others like Posani Krishna Murali, Milind Gunaji, Murali Sharma, LB Sriram, Brahmanandam and Raghu Babu are also good in their respective roles. Venkatesh, Sameera Reddy will also entertain you with their guest appearances.
Technical and Other Departments:
On the technical front, Mani Sharma’s music is the main highlight. His background score elevates the intensity of several scenes. His tunes are also good to listen. Gnanasekhar’s picturisation, Sai Madhav Burra’s dialogues, amazing fights, JK Murthy’s art direction, Tirumala’s costumes and Chittor Srinivas’ make-up are all commendable and they help Krish to project his ideas properly.
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum is a high-octane action movie and Rana Daggubati’s stunning acting is the main highlight of the film. Besides this, Krish’s fast paced script, Mani Sharma’s music, Gnanasekhar’s cinematography, Sai Madhav Burra’s dialogues, wonderfully choreographed fights, Venkatesh-Sameera and Hazel Keech’s item numbers, JK Murthy’s art direction, Tirumala’s costumes and Chittor Srinivas’ make-up are the other attractions of the film.
The story of Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum is set against the backdrop of Surabhi Theatre, which is an ancient art form that is on the verge of dying out. Director Krish has combined this art form with the contemporary issue of mining in this action adventure movie, which has a philosophy told in a beautiful commercial format. Everyone has his/her own perceptions and beliefs, but not many lead a noble life. This film teaches you to lie a great life. Krish scores full marks for creating an interesting story and narrating it beautifully on screen.
Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum is not without drawbacks. A few drama sequences in the first half slows down the pace of the film. Secondly, a couple of songs like ‘Spicy Spicy girl’ and ‘Chal Chal Chal’, which do not add to the story, seem to be forced into the film. But these aspects do not divert you from enjoying it. Overall, Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum is both a good entertainer and a thought provoking movie. Rana will definitely rock you. Don’t miss it this weekend.