Khiladi movie, considered the highest budget movie in Ravi Teja’s career, is running in theatres now. There were several rumours about the movie regarding, the miscommunications and gap between hero, director and producer. Even promotions of Khiladi movie were not done on par with Mass Maharaja’s movie. Let’s find out, whether Khiladi team succeeded in winning audience hearts or miscommunicated even with the audience.
Khiladi movie starts on an interesting note showing Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja as a responsible family guy. Both the heroines, who oozed glamour in full dose, enter Ravi Teja’s life in the very beginning of the movie. However hero’s life takes a upside down plunge, as he is charged with murdering his own family members. Simultaneously there is another track by baddies, where they are trying to dislodge government and to execute this plan a huge chunk of money is being brought to India from a foreign country. Amid these developments, enters Action Arjun as a CBI officer. To know how all these threads are connected you have to watch Khiladi.
Narration fails the production values:
Khiladi story is an out-and-out commercial story. The very staging and development of plot and characters are aimed at turing the movie into a mass flick suitable for Ravi Teja. But to make these kind of regular stories interesting, its narration and presentation have to be perfect. Khiladi director Ramesh Varma falters here. Instead of being a out right commercial entertainer, Khiladi turns into a hotchpotch.
Producer Koneru Satyanarayana needs to be appreciated for spending so much on the movie to ensure good production values. But lack of good story and clueless direction have failed the producer’s efforts. Though the film has tallented technicians working for it, director has failed to utilise them. Even presence of a senior editor like Marthand K Venkatesh, who is known for making many direction less movies logical, could not add impact to Khiladi. Devi Sri Prasad has come up with foot tapping numbers but will be forgotten in the long run.
Ravi Teja and the two beauties:
Honestly, if there is anything for anyone in Khiladi, it is the free flowing exposing of Dimple Hayathi and Meenakshi Chaudhary for a section of audience. Ravi Teja made efforts to stand out, but in the absence of a strong script, he has come up with a forgettable job. Arjun appears in a regular role. Unni Mukundan, Rao Ramesh, Anasuya, Mukesh Rishi, Vennela Kishore and others appear in supporting roles.
To put it crisply, Khiladi is a out-and-out commercial entertainer aimed at Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja’s audience. But the only difference is, things did not fall in place.
Khiladi Movie Review Rating : 1.5/5