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'Krishnan Marriage Story' not so-appealing (Kannada Movie Review)
Film: 'Krishnan Marriage Story'; Cast: Ajay Rao, Nidhi Subbaiah, Jai Jagadish, Vinaya Prasad, Nagendra Shah, Balaraj and Sangeeta; Director: Nootan Umesh; Producer: Vijayakumar; Cinematographer: Shekhar Chandru; Music Director: Sreedhar Sambhram; Rating: ** 1/2
'Krishnan Marriage Story' (KMS) was actor Ajay's most awaited film as he had spoken a lot about it. The actor, who had won laurels for his performance in last year's 'Krishnan Love Story', was expecting a big success for the venture, which has cost more than any of his previous projects.
'Krishnan Marriage Story', directed by Nootan Umesh, is not a sequel to 'Krishnan Love Story' for which Shashank wielded the megaphone. Umesh worked as an assistant to Shashank on his debut film 'Sixer'.
More than anything else, the film has a strong and refreshing first half. Even the climax is well shot.
But the problem is that the second half is a hotchpotch and seems more like a cocktail of many sequences taken from many successful Kannada and non-Kannada films like 'Hrudaya Haadithu', Telugu film 'Ninne Pelladutha' and Hindi film 'Prem Geet'. And this has diluted the film's quality.
One thing that can be surely said about the film is that it has a fantastic music by Sridhar Sambhram and superb camera work by Sekhar Chandru, who had earlier worked on 'Krishnan Love Story'.
Besides composing four good tunes, Sridhar Sambhram has also given a perfect background score for the film. The choreography in the songs 'Parijatha' and 'Nidde Bandhilla' are of good quality.
Dialogue writer Manju Mandavya has done a decent job. Even the artists of the film have given their best.
But the film fails because of Umesh's shoddy work in the second half.
In the film, Krishna is an ad film producer who has a large joint family where there is a perfect understanding between the family of four brothers, their wives and children. Krishna, son of the second brother, is everybody's favourite.
The family tries to find a suitable bride for Krishna, but somehow their attempts fail.
Krishna visits his grandmother's place for a change and there he meets beautiful and modern girl Khushi. Krishna immediately falls for Khushi, a software engineer who has returned to her village after failing to cope up with the pressures of her profession.
Eventually Krishna and Khushi get married.
But then comes a twist in the tale - Krishna's family learns that Khushi will not live beyond a few months. What happens after that is the film all about.
Ajay gives a decent performance as Krishna and shows his prowess in dance and fight scenes.
Nidhi looks extremely glamorous and stunning in a few dance sequences. Her performance in the climax is good.
Among the veteran artists, Nagendra Shah, Balaraj, Jai Jagadish and Sangeeta take the cake.
For the debutant director, it is a lost opportunity.
'Krishnan Marriage Story' would have been a perfect entertainer, but the weak second half half mars the film's prospect at the box office.
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