Adavi Kachina Vennela, akin to the other release Maaya this week is a cluster of thoughts dumped into a film. The lead actor Aravind Krishna wears a deserted look throughout the film in his quest to tap historical heritage that could possibly change the face of pharmaceutics in the country. As ambitious as it may sound, the foundation is as laughable as a rat trying to carry a rock behind its shoulders. It aims to be a crime drama at a point, shifts to sci-fi and be a thriller when in need. The experience is meant to be entertaining,enlightening and enthralling audiences, all at once which is more a show of the amateur within the director Akki Vishwanatha Reddy and his lost focus in the process.
It was heartening to see a lead character come to terms with a wife who gets caught having an affair with a neighbour in the earlier part of the film. You sense something close to reality coming your way. He doesn't shout at her for the exposed infidelity but makes her feel for the guilt. He just pats her on the cheek for once. The possibility of anything dramatic is avoided.
In similar situations, he comes across a pound of gold and a dead body amidst his explorations. Nothing of it moves him. He is so single-minded in accomplishing his goals. So, you may ask of any desperation on his face for the same ? No expression at all. Later, when a stranger arrives to his house to set a trap, he doesn't know the 'why' behind any of his tasks. He is one among the very few educated in his town and has a father who worries about his recklessness and lavish spending rituals in the urge of fulfilling his dreams.The elder counterpart understands none of it.
Most of the characters aren't nurtured, say the guilty neighbour or the wife or the disappointed father. The film along with its cast Aravind Krishna, Minakshi Dikshit and the Kannada actor Vinodh has its climactic sequence setup in Africa. The lavishness isn't exactly necessary. Although you don't see any bit of the country or its environs here, the paltry CG generated backgrounds divert your focus off the story which isn't by any means engaging either. Most of the relationships in the result lack any defined purpose or meaning. The maker masks his lack of clarity at the end and expects you to await its sequel. So, you admit that this film is a goner indirectly ? Right,you agree and remember a similar quote like the movie's title, 'Budida Lo Posina Panneru'.