Banner: Sri Sai Ganesh Productions Pvt. Ltd.
Cast: Ram, Hansika, Aksha, Swathi, Sonusood, Brahmanandam, Jayaprakash Reddy, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, ‘Ahuthi’ Prasad, Raghubabu, MS Narayana, Chandramohan, Rajiv Kanakala, Ajay, Srinivasa Reddy, Vineeth Kumar, Pridhvi, Pragathi, Hema, Sana, Fish Venkat
Direction: Santhosh Srinivas
Production: Bellamkonda Suresh
Flop ‘Maska’ and utter flop ‘Rama Rama Krishna Krishna’ pushed hero Ram into a bad position. After a brief pause, Ram appeared today as ‘Kandireega’ in direction of Santosh Srinivas, produced by Bellamkonda Suresh. As there is negative news on ‘Dhada’ released yesterday, ‘Kandireega’ released today had the advantage. Let us see, how far Ram will utilize the season.
Seenu (Ram) is a mischievous guy. He couldn’t complete his graduation and his father (Chandramohan) doesn’t want to get him married unless he completes his education. So, he decides to go to the city and complete his graduation. As he steps in the college, he happens to meet Shruti (Hansika) and loses his heart in the first sight. However, a local goon Bhavani (Sonu Sood) wants to marry her and Shruti is afraid of him as Bhavani is breaking the hands and legs of those, who look at her. Finding this, Seenu goes straight to Bhavani and challenges him that he could save her physically but if she falls in love, with someone, he could not arrest her soul. Bhavani agrees and wanted to test it with Seenu himself. So, Seenu thrashes goons who were after Shruti and make her believe that he could save her from Bhavani. As per the agreement, Seenu makes Shruti to love him and proves it to Bhavani. But Bhavani wanted to forcibly marry Shruti. Seenu lifts Shruti from the venue and takes her away. But some other goons follow them and kidnap Shruti. Bhavani reveals that those, who kidnapped are the followers of Warangal Rajanna (Jayaprakash Reddy), who is much bigger goonda than him. Why he abudcted her? What role Aksha plays in the film? Will Bhavani join hands with Seenu to find the goons? Answer to all these questions should be seen on-screen.
Ram as usual has given his best performance in the film. He pumped lots of energy into the character. He has maintained good comedy timing and has shown lots of ease in his body language, histrionics, dances and action scenes. In fact, it is Ram all alone, who has taken the responsibility to run the show. Hansika’s chemistry with Ram is not up to the mark, as her overweight has played the spoilsport. Moreover, she has not great opportunity to perform as well. Aksha has got a meaty role in the film. She makes entry into the film in the second half and has delivered good performance. In fact, the film would definitely give her a good break. Once again, Sonu Sood has got a lengthy role in the film. Jayaprakash Reddy is adequate and this time, he has used the Telangana slang in the film. Comedy by Chandramohan, Raghubabu, and Srinivasa Reddy are entertaining. Brahmanandam just chips in but leaves a mark of his own in the film.
Cinematography by Andrew is worth mentioning here. He has captured the emotions, action scenes, and beautiful locales in the foreign countries with his camera. Music by Thaman is good and the choreography of songs aer also good to watch. Especially, Ram’s flexibility in dances is a highlight. Storyline is very old and has nothing new to offer. However, it is the debutant director Santosh Srinivas’ attempt, which should be praised. He appears to be a promising director. His direction reminds the audiences of Sreenu Vaitla’s style. The director has penned the screenplay in a very tight and perfect way and the audiences don’t get bored at any given point of time. Especially, the twists in the story, the growing number of villains in the second half are quite confusing but the director has managed control the narration.
Kandireega is a complete mass entertainer. The film would be a hit in B, C centres because of its commercial elements and action scenes.