Kalki Telugu Movie Review

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5)
Movie Name Kalki
Cast Doctor Rajasekhar, Adah Sharma, Ashutosh Rana, and Nandita Shweta
Director Prasanth Varma
Music Director Sravan Bharadwaj
Cinematographer Dasaradhi Shivendra

There are a lot number of directors who impressed the audience with greater content and wonderful debut film. They got their name echo with the result of the blockbuster result of their first film. VV Vinayak, SS Rajamouli, Koratala Siva, Puri Jagannadh are the current top directors of the Telugu film industry who impressed the audience with their first film itself. Tarun Bhasker, Sandeep Vanga and Prasanth Varma are the recent directors who made it big with their debut film. Prasanth Varma made his debut with “Awe” which was produced by Natural star Nani and it went on to become one of the best films of the previous year. He is now coming with his second film “Kalki” which stars Rajasekhar and Adah Sharma in lead roles. The promos of the film had already created a buzz around the movie to make it one of the awaited movies. Let’s see how it works as it is releasing today into the theatres.


Kolhapur is a place in rural Telangana which is being dominated by some powerful people there. The brother of the local MLA Sekhar gets murdered there and things take different turns. Kalki (Rajasekhar) is transferred to Kolhapur and appointed to investigate the murder case. When he comes to investigate this, some unexpected things come up and he gets involved in the case. How he solved the murder mystery of Sekhar is the remaining story.

Cast and performance

Rajasekhar has done good work in the role of Kalki but the dubbing for his role is done by some other dubbing artist which is a big let down as the power factor that comes with his role is missing. Adah Sharma is good in the limited role and looks good. Nandita Shweta is fine. Rahul Ramakrishna has once again done a nice job in his role. Ashutosh Rana and all other actors who did as baddies have done a good job.

Writing Department

The story of Kalki is good but the screenplay made it a forgettable one. The dialogues are written according to the screenplay.

Technical Departments

The songs composed by Sravan Bharadwaj are okay but he has done terrific work in composing the background score. It is one of the positive things that has happened to the movie. The cinematography by Dasaradhi Shivendra is superb. The visuals of the movie are eye appealing and a lot of work has gone into it. The editing could have been better to make the movie racy. The fantastic work by the art department is clearly seen in the movie. The stunts and action sequences are composed well. The production values are grand.


Cinematography by Dasaradhi Shivendra

Background score by Sravan Baradwaj


Rajasekhar’s dubbing



Kalki is a murder mystery set in olden times where a police officer from another area comes to solve the crime. The storyline has a lot of scope to be an interesting and engaging one if the screenplay is written properly. This movie lacks proper screenplay and tests the patience of the movie. The first half of the movie starts slow and makes the audience uncomfortable until and a few twists. The second half of the movie is better compared to the first half but this half to doesn’t make up for the experience we have had with the first half. The voice by Sai Kumar for Rajasekhar adds up a layer to the performance and power factor to his face but the decision to go for the voice of another dubbing artist works badly. Prasanth Varma who surprised the audience with his debut film has disappointed this time with Kalki.

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