Director: Santhosh Srinivas
Producer: Bellamkonda Suresh
Banner: Sri Sai Ganesh Productions
Music: SS Thaman
Rating : 3.25/5
Sreenu (Ram) is a happy go lucky guy who comes to city from Anakapalli to complete his degree and joins in a college. Shruti (Hansika) studies in the same college and Sreenu falls in love with her in the first sight. But Shruti is Bhavani’s (Sonu Sood) love interest who is a goon and wants to marry her against her wish. Shruti depressed with all these, waits for a person to save from Bhavani. In this regard Sreenu enters the scene and a confrontation with Bhavani makes him win Shruti’s love. While making all these Sreenu unknowingly falls into bigger problem called Rajanna (Jaya Prakash Reddy). Rajanna’s daughter Sandhya (Aksha) falls in love with Sreenu in the first sight and asks her father to get married to Sreenu. The story shifts to warangal there on. How does Sreenu solve these issues with his smart scheme is rest of the story.
True to his tag ‘Energetic Star’, Ram has done a tremendous job. He has delivered a power-packed performance and pulled off the entire first half on his own. He has excelled in almost every department dances, fights, comedy and romance.
Hansika looked glamorous and has done her role well. However, it’s high time for the actress to work on her physique and shed down few kilos.
Aksha comes up as a surprise package and has delivered incredible performance. Her Telangana accent in the film was perfect that makes you split in laughs. Aksha’s performance in Kandireega might grab her few more roles.
Sonu Sood is the highlight of the film. He is a revelation and eye feast to watch him as a comic villain. Thumbs up to the actor!!!
Jayaprakash Reddy, Srinivas Reddy, Brahmaji, Raghu Babu are perfect for their roles. Brahmanandam is decent and others were adequate.
Music by Thaman is enjoyable and Ram has excelled in his dances and it would be delight to the masses. Cinematography is first-class and Champakamala song stands out for its exotic locales. Dialogues are enjoyable. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is okay but could have trimmed down as the run time length is more. Production values are standard. Debutant director Santhosh Srinivas has come up with a taut screenplay and narration. He made his debut count and proved that he is here to stay in Tollywood.
Ram, Aksha, Sonu Sood’s performances
Racy Screenplay & Hilarious narration
Similarity to Ready, Maska & other films
Kandireega is a formulaic film with all the commercial ingredients to attract all sections of the audiences. Though, the film goes on predictable note reminding you of the films Ready, Maska and other entertainers, Kandireega has its own engaging elements with a good screenplay from the director.
The first half of the film is foreseeable but was entertaining with a good humor of Ram, Sonu Sood and other characterizations. The second half is a laughing riot with full on comedy scenes by Sonu Sood, Aksha and other comedians. Kandireega has a routine story, yet it is molded well with good characterizations, dialogues and racy screenplay. You would thoroughly enjoy Kandireega provided you don’t try to strain your brain understanding the logic behind few scenes.
A Formulaic commercial entertainer for all walks of life!!!