23 Aug 2019 02:29:00
The path to success is never easy and chasing dreams isn`t as grand as the destination seems to be. Kousalya Krishnamurthy the cricketer explains a success story like none other and looks at overcoming countless obstacles, enduring suffering, facing brickbats and dealing with hardships. Directed by Bheemaneni Srinivasa Rao, the sports drama stars Aishwarya Rajesh and Rajendra Prasad in lead roles.
Kousalya Krishnamurthy is an emotional story of father and daughter, Krishnamurthy(Rajendra Prasad) who is a cricket fanatic who watches cricket all the time. He never likes India losing the match at any cost, Whenever India loses, he gets disappointed a lot. Seeing her father’s love and passion towards cricket, Kausalya(Aishwarya Rajesh) at young age decides to become a cricketer and make her father proud. So what are the hardships and challenges Kausalya faces in her journey to become a cricketer is the main plot of the film?
Will this poor and backward girl from a small village become an Indian cricketer?
The main star and soul of the film is Aishwarya Rajesh as the story revolves around her. She has done a terrific job, Aishwarya was very natural throughout the film and it’s not just about her acting but she is also was brilliant with cricket playing skills.
Veteran actor Rajendra Prasad as Krishnamurthy was at his best. His characterisation is so good and he brings a lot of emotional depth to the film with his natural performance. He effortlessly portrayed the role of an ailing farmer and was equally brilliant in emotional scenes with his daughter. His performance is a great value in addition to the movie.
After Mallesam we get to see Jhansi in one more meaty role and she does a good job. Jhansi as the frustrated mother of Kausalya is natural and also funny at times.
Rest of the supporting cast did a fine job and cameo of Shiva Karthikeya is good to watch.
Kousalya Krishnamurthy is a remake of Tamil hit film Kanaa and director Bheemineni has fairly done a good job in presenting the film naturally with good emotions.
Performances of Aishwarya Rajesh and Rajendra Prasad are the main assets of the film. They literally carried the film on their shoulders and has given a much-needed boost to the script with their acting abilities.
Director should be applauded for showcasing the cricketing episodes brilliantly. Team was successful in bringing the authentic feel of cricket and was natural to watch.
The production design of the film is done superbly, the team has taken utmost care in presenting the cricket matches naturally
Music is good and background score is even better elevating the emotional scenes.
Dialogues are very well written especially emotional dialogues for Rajendra Prasad are very natural.
The main problem of the film is it takes its own sweet time to establish the characters and to get into the main story.
The film looks like a combination of several other sports backdrop films which have been made in the past. We get the feeling that we have already seen these scenes before itself. The only difference here is that the protagonist is a female.
The basic conflict point of the film is weak.
Director failed to showcase Kousalya’s journey to top effectively. Everything looks simple, without any proper continuity we get see Kausalya selected for Worldcup.
Run time of the film is another major concern as the film can be chopped by at least fifteen minutes. Editing could have been a lot better.
On a whole Kousalya Krishnamurthy is a decent emotional sports drama which has a heartwarming story. There is enough in the narrative content-wise to engage the audience in both the halves. The performances are neat, and there is an emotional connection by the time it all ends.