Keshava Movie Review

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5)

Movie Name Keshava
Movie Cast Nikhil, Ritu Varma, Isha Koppikar, Rao Ramesh, Vennela Kishore
Director Sudheer Varma
Music Director Sunny MR
Production Company Abhishek Pictures
Release Date May 19, 2017

There are a certain combination of hero and directors, hero and heroine, which indeed create a good hype around the movie they are working together considering their previous collaboration. There are many such combinations that workout well in trade circles. We all know how Swamy Ra Ra movie boosted the career of Nikhil Siddharth and its director Sudheer Varma. It also had bought some goodwill for small budgeted concept oriented films. After this movie, Nikhil Siddharth has become a minimum guarantee actor for his choice of films and Sudheer Varma made a flop with Naga Chaitanya in the name of Dochay. They both are coming together for the film with high octane revenge drama titled “Keshava”, produced by Abhishek Nama of Abhishek pictures. Let’s see how it works on us as it is releasing today into theatres.


Keshava Review
Keshava Review

Keshava (Nikhil Siddharth) is a guy having a rare heart condition which leads to his death when he is not calm and composed. While in a car ride, his parents die in an accident and he along with his sister are survived. He comes to know about the killers of his parents when he grow up and decides to take revenge on them as the persons involved are police officers. How he killed all the persons who involved in the murder of his parents and how he manages to manipulate the investigation of his murders by IPS officer Shalini Mishra (Isha Koppikar) forms rest of the story.

Cast and Performance

Nikhil Siddharth is terrific in his role. The way he portrayed the role of Keshava which is so intense with lot of dark shades is superb. He managed to hold the audience with his arresting performance till the last scene. Undoubtedly, this can be termed as his career’s best performance. Ritu Varma is good as Satyabhama, college mate of Nikhil SIddharth. Vennela Kishore is humorous and gives a lot of entertainment with his presence and performance. Isha Koppikar is apt choice for the role of IPS officer who investigate the murders committed by Nikhil Siddharth. Priyadarshi is fine in his role. All other actors did to the extent of their roles.

Writing Department

Nikhil in Keshava
Nikhil in Keshava

Story line of this Keshava is so thin and its screenplay is written well but loses grip in the second half. Dialogues are good.

Technical Departments

Songs composed by Sunny M R are nice which have meaningful lyrics. Background score composed by Prasanth Pillai is superb and it has taken the movie to the next level of perfection. Cinematography by Diwakar Mani is fantastic and his visuals are so good to watch on screen. Editing is fine. Action sequences are composed well. Production values are apt.


Nikhil Siddharth

Comedy scenes

Music by Sunny M R

Prashanth Pillai’s background score

Cinematography by Diwakar Mani


Second half


As the teaser and trailer revealed, this movie Keshava is a revenge drama of a guy with a rare heart condition where he have to do everything in a calm and composed way without any excitement or anxiety. Movie begins with nice and engaging screenplay having murders and some thrilling twists and mostly first half is so engaging with the tightly packed thrilling elements and comedy part. Comedy scenes work out very well and especially Athadu fight scene is superb which makes audience jump on seats with laughs. This half ends on a very interesting way which makes audience wait eagerly for the second half. This second half seems to be dragged and makes audience bored a bit. As the story line is so thin, its taut and gripping narration makes it a watchable outing. Director Sudheer Varma has done a good job in handling Keshava. The way he narrated a thin story in a gripping way is to be applauded. The rare heart condition of Nikhil which is shown in trailer could have better usage in the movie as it just has gone as a marketing stunt to attract audience. To summarise, Keshava disappoints with a nice first half and a flat and disappointing second half.

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