Vijay Antony Kasi Telugu Movie Review

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5)

Movie NameKasi
Movie Rating2.5/5
Movie CastVijay Antony, Anjali, Sunaina
DirectorKiruthiga Udhayanidhi
Music DirectorVijay Antony
Production CompanyVijay Antony Film Corporation
Release DateMay 18, 2018

Having a blockbuster in the form of previous movie make next film of that hero a hotcake. Buyers and exhibitors offer huge business deals to get hold of the rights. Vijay Anthony starrer Bichagadu, which was released in the first half of 2016 was a humongous blockbuster which no one predicted and has collected more than 20 crores in both Telugu states alone. It was released with a very low expectations and less publicity. Vijay Anthony has not got another such hit after that and is now coming up with Kasi which has a very high expectations due to its publicity. The first 10 minutes of the movie is released into YouTube as a part of promotions and has garnered critical reviews. Let’s see how this movie works on us!

Story

Kasi Movie Event
Kasi Movie Event

Bharath (Vijay Anthony) is a top most doctor in New York city. He always suffer from a dream in which an ox frees from a rope with fear of a snake and run towards a small child who is being instructed by his mother. He finds out that his parents are not biological parents when his mother suffers kidney failure and he comes to India in search of his biological parents. He comes to know that his mother had given up her life to save him from an ox which comes running towards him which makes his dream a real incident. He then gets to know that his mother was a resident of Kancharlapalem and she was cheated by a person which resulted in her pregnancy. He goes to that village to find out his father. How he found his father? Who is his father and what’s his version of the story?

Cast and Performance

Vijay Antony in Kaasi
Vijay Antony in Kaasi

Vijay Anthony as Bharath and Kasi is good. He looks same in all the movies he act and the characters he play seems to be the extension of his previous character, may be because of the same look and body language. Anjali is fine in her limited role as Srivalli. Sunaina is good in her flashback role and also Amritha Iyer. Madhusudhan is good in his role as Rayudu. Yogi Babu tried to evoke few laughs and he succeeded to some extent. Vela Rammoorthy and Nassar are good. All other actors are fine.

Writing Department

Story of Kaasi is simple and has nothing novel. Screenplay is mediocre and dialogues are okay.

Technical Departments

Songs composed by Vijay Anthony can be ignored. The tunes are spoiled more by the lyrics which sound bad. Background score is good. Cinematography by Richard M Nathan is nice. Editing could have been much better to make the movie more racy and crispy. Action sequences are fine and production values are apt.

Highlights

Buzz around the movie

Minus

Screenplay
Songs by Vijay Anthony
Bad dubbing

Verdict

Kasi is a story of a doctor who is haunted by the flashbacks he don’t remember as dreams and who goes in search of his biological parents. Director Kruthiga Udhayanidhi who also happens to be the screenplay writer has failed in writing an engaging and interesting one. Bad dubbing where the voices over act makes this film even worse. Vijay Anthony who appeared in three different characters has not shown any variations in them. Just the change of premise, locations and costumes is the only difference we feel. As we go into the movie, the way the story unfolds, the way new characters come and they way director handled them which runs in snail pace makes the movie boring. Generally, interval of a movie creates interest to watch second half but this movie has nothing so. The desperation aspect to know the father looks cheap. On the whole, Kaasi is a borefest and you may watch it if you have free time.

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