Kanche Telugu Movie Review
Kanche is the story of two Indian soliders fighting World War-II, Eeshwar (NIkitin Dheer) and Captain Hari Babu (Varun tej). While they together fight for Italy, there is another track between Hari Babu and Seetha Devi (Pragya Jaiswal), a princess belonging to Upper Caste. However that love story do not go well with Eeshwar. Whats Hari Babu's relation with Eeshwar? Will Hari Babu survive the deadly war? What happens to the love story forms the rest of the story line.
Varun Tej excels in the role of Dhoopati Haribabu. His character has two different shades. One as a tough solider and the other as Lovable young lad in the flashback. Pragya has got a lifeline with this film. She had beautiful fresh looks which binds the viewers. Nikitin Dheer makes a decent debut as baddie. Rest of the characters - Ravi Prakash, Satyam Rajesh, Posani Krishna Murali are fine their small roles. Srinivas Avasarala brought in some comic relief in parts.
Kanche is said to be India's first film on World War-II. But the intensity and pressure we usually see in war films is not present here. The movie do not have that effective storyline nor the punching moments required. The story goes further wayward in the second half as the proceedings become predictable and lengthy. However Krish should be admired for attempting a different genre in Telugu.
VS Gnanasekhar's Cinematography and Sahi Suresh's art work gave an exceptional output in presenting 1940s World War look to the film. Chirantan Bhat did okay with the music and the back ground score suited well to the movie theme. Dialogues are effective while Editing should have been a lot better. Visual Effects are okay while Production Values are appropriate.
Kanche is an exciting and challenging project on paper but falls short due to poor execution. The gripping script needed for a War backdrop film is missing and so it the usual emotional depth in Krish films. We definitely need to appreciate the attempt but Kanche is Krish's weakest film till date.