Okay, I know that amongst this blog’s visitors, there are many people who think that I watch and appreciate only Tamil movies ;)… not true. I actually watch more Telugu movies than any other language (naturally!). Its just that most of the Tamil movies I watch happen to be interesting. I find it natural that we watch movies of all sorts in our native language. But, when it comes to watching movies from another language, what we get to know already passes through certain filters (like reviews, multi-views whatever).
Once in a while, amidst anything and everything that I see in Telugu, there comes a movie that I watch and exclaim – “hey, that’s a different one amidst the contemporary Telugu movies!”. KVJ, (which I managed to watch only now, months after its release), gave me that feeling. Although I am not fond of item songs or any abrupt songs (all songs in KVJ seemed abrupt!) and too much of audio-visual violence, KVJ had some amazing dialogue and I loved some of the scenes, especially those dasavataram scenes on stage. I also found the story very contemporary and quite different from other (mostly nonsensical) Telugu movies that I end up watching on a regular basis. I don’t know if we can call the actors extra-ordinary…but they were adequate. I still have the “mental krishna” Posani in my mind…but he was hilarious here :-).
I find Krish’s movies interesting. Many of the younger Telugu directors whose movies I’ve been watching in the past few years seem to be decent storytellers but not good story writers. Yet, I don’t understand why they insist on writing their own stories (Not that anyone wants my valuable…rather invaluable opinion on this matter..but hey, its my blog!). But, with Krish, its different. I find him to be a good story writer too. All his movies actually have a real story which is the central point…rather than ..say a hero or a heroine (okay, thats what I feel). I will look forward to watch his other movies in future.
Although I enjoy movies like “dookudu” or “khaleja” or “dhee” or “ready” a lot… and keep watching them again and again (God knows how many times I watched Ready…already!), KVJ is different. I do like our punch-dialogues…amazing dance movements… the drama, twists and turns, comedies and comedians. But, when it comes to the actual story, most of the movies seem to follow the same pattern. So, in this backdrop, I guess I can say that KVJ is amongst the best Telugu movies I saw in recent past.