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The thing with actors like Nani is they make it hard for you to judge stories and screenplays, through sheer screen presence, involved acting and a great range. More of that is seen in this movie as well where Nani carries the burden of a not-so-well-written screenplay on his shoulders. Playing the timid Krishna, Nani shows how he is one of the best heroes when it comes to comic timing. His childhood love Mahalakshmi (Mehreen) was brought up by a factionist family preventing her from proclaiming her love for him and vice-versa for fear of his being killed. However, an eventful night leaves an internationally wanted don, an impulsive, fearless ACP and a reluctant Krishna, all on missions of their own. Somehow, Krishna finds himself in charge of three innocent kids whose lives are valuable as ransom, while testing his love and commitment for Mahalakshmi.
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gadha has a brilliant first half that comprises of witty scenes developing Krishna and Mahalakshmi's story on one hand and building up the tension amongst the other elements. Come the second half the herculean task faced by Nani's character spills shoddiness on the flow of the movie. Trigger happy goons and even more trigger happy cops make some of the scenes look a tad overstretched considering everyone wanted the children alive. A simple car journey assumes epic proportions for Krishna and it seems a tad unbelievable that one man could be so lackadaisical right through in completing his task, even if it comes with an incredible incentive of marrying the girl of his dreams. The climax salvages a weak opening to the second half that has unnecessary songs and fight sequences that do not add to the story in any way.
The movie redeems itself though through witty scenes which have been generously sprinkled from start to finish, never failing to make the audience laugh. It's USP is not in being a taut action thriller but in being an epic tale of goof-ups. One wishes it was shortened by about 15 minutes to ensure the second half doesn't drag for long, especially in scenes used to build up the tension of whether Krishna will succeed in his mission to save the love of his life. Sampath Raj and Murali Sharma play roles which seem critical initially but fizzle away towards the end, outgunned by mushiness. The goof-ups sometimes seem far-fetched with too many coincidences and too much senselessness during a dull phase after the interval. However, the child artists and Prithvi's situational comedy provide some good relief and redemption, ensuring the movie ends on a high!