If Reddeppa (Milind Gunaji) mixes business, politics and crime, Krish Jagarlamudi mixes theater drama, dance and a little of anger and angst in ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’. The trailers deluded us into thinking that we’re set for an aggregate of ‘Aakali Rajyam’ type of frustration and ‘Osey Ramulamma’ type of rebellion. It works out that ‘Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum’ is much more a measured tribute to Surabhi (a theater form) as opposed to a enticing undertakes a crony capitalist regime that defrauds the country and beefs in the coffers of bandicoots.
It’s an irony that although Krish is really a cerebral individual in tangible existence, his heroes are almost always self-centered and who always need to be awakened through the heroine’s prose or another person’s poetic words. It wouldn’t matter much inside a film like ‘Gamyam’, when the male lead is simply another cynic who’s guiltless about his lowly preoccupations. A canvas like ‘KVJ’ needs a hero who has a mind of their own, instead of finish up seeming as an accidental hero. Continue reading