Cast: Nikhil Siddharth, Anupama Parameswaran, Anupam Kher
Director: Chandoo Mondeti
Producer: Abhishek Agarwal, TG Vishwa Prasad
Music: Kaala Bhairava
Nikhil waited for a long time for the release of Karthikeya 2. After several postponements, Karthikeya 2 got released today. Let us check out the review.
Karthikeya (Nikhil) is a man who finds it intriguing to solve mysteries. He likes to question, he likes to find answers. Under some strange circumstances, Karthikeya visits Dwaraka, Krishna Temple.
Krishna’s anklet goes missing and Karthikeya wants to find answers to that. How will things turn up after is the story?
Nikhil perfectly suits the role of Karthikeya. He has given his best. More on the heroism, Nikhil and his team depended on the content and that is evident in the narration, Anupama Parameswaran gels well with the story. She has got a lengthy character and she did justice.
Anupam Kher is decent in the limited role. Srinivasa Reddy and Viva Harsha evoked a few laughs. The others are fine with their characters.
Music is one of the plus points of this movie. Kaala Bhairava did a fantastic job with the BGM. His songs are just OK. Karthik Ghattamaneni is the editor and cinematographer for the movie. He is good. The production values for this limited-budget flick are superb.
Coming to Chandoo Mondeti, he has done lots of research on Lord Krishna and the point itself is interesting. He takes his time to make the audience glue with the proceedings. He approached slow narration. It feels rushed at times. But he made sure audiences are connected to the narration.
Karthikeya 2 looks like an upgrade of Karthikeya. Though there is no similarity, it is a conscious effort from the team to stick to the movie plot no matter what. Chandoo Mondeti has done a fab job with the narration. Though there are small drawbacks. Overall, the artists’ performances, and technically strong team make Karthikeya 2 a decent watch.