Dulquer Salmaan is a popular actor who has gained fame with his recent films with Sita Ramam and Mahanati in telugu. His latest project, a gangster action drama called ‘King Of Kotha’, is directed by Abhilash Joshiy and starring Aishwarya Lekshmi. The film has been released today. lets go and check King of Kotha Telugu movie review.
|King Of Kotha Review Rating||2.75/5|
|Cast crew||Dulquer Salmaan, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Dancing Rose Shabeer, Prasanna, Nyla Usha, Anika Surendran|
|Producers:||Wayfarer Films & Zee Studios|
|Music Directors:||Jakes Bejoy, Shaan Rahman|
Story: The king of kotha story revolves around a drug lord named Khanna Bhai (Rose Shabeer) in the town of Kotha. A police officer named C.I. Shahul Haasan attempts to eliminate the drug mafia in the town but fails.
He discovers that Khanna Bhai used to be close friends with a man named Raju (Dulquer Salmaan), who once controlled Kotha. However, Raju and Khanna Bhai eventually separated due to certain circumstances. The reasons behind their separation and the actions taken by C.I. Shahul Haasan form the core of the story.
Positive Points: Dulquer Salmaan Performance, Aishwarya Lekshmi – Story – BMG – Negative Points: Long runtime – Screenplay
Technical Aspects: The songs composed by Jakes Bejoy and Shaan Rahman are average, but Jakes Bejoy’s background score is outstanding. The movie is set in a historical time period, and the art direction team did a great job in recreating that era. Nimish Ravi’s cinematography is excellent, and the production values are good.
However, the editing is poor. On the other hand, the director, Abhilash Joishy, did not do a good job with the film. The story is ordinary, and the director failed to add any magic to the narrative. The film’s lengthy runtime could have been better managed. Ultimately, having talented actors alone cannot save a film if the writing is bad.
Verdict: King of Kotha, the story of two friends gone rogue at each other is a technically superior film with superb background score by Jakes Bijoy & excellent cinematography by Nimish Ravi. Director Abhilash Joshiy came up with quite a few ‘High’ moments throughout the film but the script he selected lacks novelty. It’s a beaten-to-death story.
The length & the slow pace at times worked against the film. Dulquer as Raju, Chemban Vinod Jose as Ranjith & Nyla Usha as Manju delivered first-rate performances. The pay-off given to Chemban Vinod Jose’s character is good but the director somehow would have extended his character in the second half as well. His dialogues in English are a laugh-riot.
Over all, King Of Kotha is a long and uninteresting gangster drama. However, Dulquer Salmaan delivers a good performance, with support from Dancing Rose. Unfortunately, the film is weighed down by its predictable storyline and slow pacing, making it a disappointing choice for moviegoers this weekend. One time watch movie this weekend.