The film Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kastham is a youthful love story but as the title suggests, the film is ‘Konchem Ishtam in the first half and Konchem Kashtam in the second half.
What’s it about?
The film is about two young lovers Geeta Subrahmanyam (Tamanna) and Siddhartha Varma (Siddhartha). Geeta is a simple village girl who loves her father Subrahmanyam very much.
Siddhu is the son of Prakash Raj and Ramya Krishna. Siddhu’s parent separate after an argument over a trivial issue. The two continue to remain apart even after 18 years. Sidhu stays with his mother and his father comes back to the city from abroad after 18 years.
Siddhu is a carefree youngster who has completed his MBA but has no goal or ambition in life. He is seen all the time whiling away time with his friends and is also chasing skirts and having a gala time with over a half a dozen girls at the same time.
Geeta and Siddhu falls in love but Geeta’s father refuse to accept their love. He asks Siddhu to unite his parents first before thinking about his marriage with his daughter.
The rest of the story now runs along predictable lines and finally ends on a happy note with both the young lovers as well as Siddhu’s parents coming together in the climax scene.
The film is a Siddhu show all the way. He is there in almost every frame and he overshadows even the heroine completely. He is full of action and energy. He does full justice to his role.
Tamanna is good in her role as a teenage lover and a daughter who loves her father immensely. But her make up in many scenes was a bit heavy with her face looking like a newly white washed wall.
Prakash Raj comes up with yet another classic act in his brief role. Ramya Krishna looks ravishing and she carries her role well. Nazar impresses in his role as Subrahmanyam.
Brahmanandam plays the role of Gachibowli Diwakar, a cricket crazy fan. He evokes some laugher but the comedy is not too great.
There are in fact a couple of good scenes in the film. The first is a light hearted and funny one set in a coffee shop. Tamanna and Siddhu come across an old lover of Siddhu named Maggie.
The second scene is both funny as well as touching. It is when Siddhu goes to Geeta’s house with his father Prakash Raj in the middle of the night and apologizes to her for his mistake of belittling her father Subrahmanyam.
The bottom line:
The film has some good music, good locales, good photography and re-recording. The plot however is old and there is hardly any novelty in the screenplay. The eight songs in the film seem to be a little more than what one can stand.
As such, Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kastham ends up as an average entertainer.
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