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Movie review - Khadgam by Gudipoodi Srihari
(Patriotic path)
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Genre: Patriotic
Banner: Karthikeya Creations
Cast: Srikanth, Sonali Bendre, Prakash Raj, Ravi Teja, Kim Sharma, Sangeeta, Brahmaji, Uttej, Giri Babu, Raghu Babu and Ahuti Prasad
Lyrics: Sirivennela, Vijay Kumar, Suddala Ashok Teja and Shakti
Dialogues: Uttej
Additional Screenplay: Satyanand
Music: Devi Sriprasad
Photography: Bhoopati
Story - Screenplay - Direction: Krishna Vamsi
Producer: Sunkara Madhu Murali
Release date: 29th November

Gudipoodi Srihari Review

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In these disturbed times of senseless militancy and terrorism, viewing a film on this very subject makes audiences sit on seat edges. It is patriotic film all right but has disturbing overtones, particularly in its dialogue. Undoubtedly, the film arouses patriotic fervour, but with more bitterness against our neighboring country. The film presents the situation in the country in the wake of Indo-Pak hostilities. The dialogue, for a while, is about the pros and cons of a confrontation and also the meaningless and un-Islamic violence in the name of 'Jihad'.

Director Krishna Vamsee does a tight-rope walk. Though he deals with an emotionally charged script, he keeps the commercial value in mind and adds lighter vein drama more or less in a separate track, but he keeps almost all the characters in the film connected.

The comedy is more like a sarcastic comment on the Telugu film industry and the monopoly games played there. Similarly, it also shows how innocent but star-struck girls, aspiring to become heroines overnight, become victims of the filmmakers' lust. Raviteja, Uttej, Sangeetha, Giribabu, Raghubabu and a few other artistes do the needful here. The main theme is practically cornered by Prakashraj and Srikanth, playing roles of contrasting temperament.

The main theme deals with how the police officers foil the Pakistani attempt to get a dreaded terrorist Masood released from the Indian police custody. The film opens showing the head of a terrorist camp asking well-trained terrorists to prepare themselves for 'Jihad'.

Azhar Khan, one of the trainees, is sent on the job. But his elder brother Amzad Khan (Prakashraj), a patrioitic Indian-Muslim, does not know that his own brother is working against the interests of his country.

How Amzad Khan is shocked to see in his brother a traitor and how he reacts to the situation constitutes the last part of the drama. Similarly, the role played by two sincere police officers (Ahuti Prasad and Srikanth) in preventing the escape of Masood Khan and saving people from becoming victims of time bomb is well picturised.

For Srikanth, this film is a histrionic milestone, and he does a good job. Prakashraj, too excels in a very demanding role of Amzad Khan. His role is, in fact, the essence of the theme, a bridge between the two strong sentimental religious positions taken by the Hindus and the Muslims.

The director deserves a pat for this bold attempt in the direction of expressing the Indian anger at senseless terrorism in the name of religion.

courtesy: The Hindu

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