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Directed by : Vasu Varma

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Krishnashtami is an Telugu film written and directed by Vasu Varma and produced by Dil Raju under Sri Venkateswara Creations.


“A routine tale of everything we have seen since eons”

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Sunil Varma


Krishnashtami Audience Review

All work and no comedy, makes Sunil a dull boy!

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There was a time when watching Sunil on screen was a pleasure. He was numero uno when it came to comedy. His first few bigger roles in movies including that of a protagonist, didn't ditch that image of his, making him do comedy. But, in Krishnashtami Sunil has broken away completely from his forte and the result is a disaster. Exactly, why Tollywood wants to turn him into a stereotypical hero of which type we already have so many, is beyond my understanding. The movie does a great job of turning its biggest attract, Sunil into its biggest weakness. Sunil playing Krishna, a patriotic NRI who is desperate to come back to  India, is not a saleable point, nah, not without the Sunil brand of comedy. 

That his flight gets cancelled in Europe and he meets an Indian girl and another Indian with his own flashbacks and that his life gets twists including threats on his life from thereon are a little too far-fetched. Even then, a good screenplay could have saved the script which is laced with one routine after another from Mukesh Rishi, the pedananna, Ashutosh Rana, the bad guy, Ajay, the supporting act and the second heroine for skin show. That Sunil finds himself in Rayalseema fixing problems not really his, away from a comfortable life in USA, where his uncle was looking for matches is something that doesn't make sense - no wonder all work and no comedy makes Sunil a dull boy. The Brahmanandam and Saptagiri routines have lost their charm in Tollywood and our writers are not coming up with anything fresh. It is like watching skits with the same set of actors and actresses playing the same set piece roles. The heroines are there for nothing beyond their looks and hardly have put in an effort to act or have the scope to do so. You are better off avoiding disasters of this lot. Surprising that someone like Dil Raju invests in scripts such as these!

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