Cast: Nikhil, Ritu varma, Isha Koppikar, Vennela Kishore, Satya Akkala, Ajay, Rao Ramesh and others
Director : Sudheer Varma
Music : Sunny M.R
Cinematography: Diwakar Mani
Producer : Abhishek Nama
Keshava Story :
Keshava, a college student is on killing spree. Special investigation officer (Isha Koppikar) starts investigating serial murders of cops. Keshava being a dextrocardia patient has to keep himself cool no matter what the situation is. So, he meticulously plans every crime that he commits without leaving a clue. He’s actually avenging his parents’ murder. How Keshava accomplishes his mission of eliminating all those involved with the help his lover Satyabhama (Ritu Varma) and other friends forms the story.
Keshava is made to be a intense revenge drama. Director Sudheer Varma gives credit to Hollywood film ‘Kill Bill’ directed by Quentin Tarantino from where Keshava is inspired from. Some background tracks are also used from the original. Keshava is stylishly made with fresh visuals and thumping background music.
However, the film lacks substantiate content to keep it thrilling enough. Keshava has a exciting idea where a person with heart on right side will have to take revenge. But director failed to make use of this concept. The film becomes routine and predictable revenge drama seen plenty of times. Script has many loose ends and it is not told in gripping fashion.
The film neither have entertainment quotient. Ritu Varma doesn’t have any scope, she rarely has a dialogue. There is not much of romance between lead pair. Isha Koppikar’s role is not designed upto the mark. Priyadarshi, Vennela Kishore and Satya Akkala bring some smiles, but that is not enough.
Nikhil gives a intense performance with powerful dialogue delivery. Music and songs are decent. ‘Kalabhairavashtakam’ stays on for long. Camera work is top-notch. Keshava is technically well made film but lack-luster screenplay played spoil-sport.
Music and cinematography
Weak & predictable screenplay
Bottom-line: Keshava, a stale revenge dish