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Konchem Istam Konchem Kashtam
Deepa Garimella / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
7.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
9.0
7.0
8.0
9.0
Suggestions
Can watch again
Yes
Good for kids
Yes
Good for dates
Yes
Wait to rent it
No
Geeta (Tamanna) has a very loving father, Subrahmaniam (Nasser), one who will even walk on live coals when she's sick. He sends Geeta to Hyderabad for her higher studies, and when she bumps into Siddharth and his flirty ways (read 'grab girls into trial rooms', or 'ask super-market sales-girl for a kiss') for the first time, she is quite appalled. Don't they have girls on whatever planet he came from?

Of course, they have hearts of gold on whatever planet he came from, and Geeta soon changes her mind about him. Siddharth, the only son of estranged parents, lives with his mother Rajyalakshmi (Ramyakrishna). His father Prakash (Prakash Raj), who has built a rather formidable corporate empire for himself in the 18 years that he lived abroad, now returns to the country, and attempts to shower guilt-presents on his son. Torn in a dead-end parental conflict, Siddharth finds solace in Geeta's company. The two are almost in love anyway, and they seal it with a duet.

Subrahmaniam is the first to be told, but he doesn't trust that Siddharth understands what marriage is all about, since his parents have never lived together. And since things won't really proceed without the consent of all elders present, Siddharth and Geeta decide to bring his parents together.

The first half has laboured depictions of Siddharth's easy-going character, a hazy sketch of Geeta's character (supposed to be naive and innocent, the educated and smart Geeta instead gets a mystifying line to show she's not from the city - "Cricket ante?"), and a bewilderingly out-of-place song with Geeta.

It's the second half that makes the film what it is. With elegant portrayals of relationship fundas, and powerful dialogues that nudge you where it matters, KIKK's tactfully dealt-with reconciliation offers laughter, tears and much warmth.

Siddharth bags most of the meaty scenes - the later confrontations with his father and with Geeta's father are some fine specimens. He has quite a few moments that remind you of the other attempt at "understanding love by easing things at home". Tamanna, seen here after only her debut, doesn't disappoint - her screen presence is intact, and she excels.

Between the older couple, Prakash Raj, again, gets more airtime, but both he and Ramyakrishna are brilliant. There are a couple of comedy tracks, too, one with Venumadhav and one with Brahmanandam.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have a few chart-busters on their hands with this film. As for the visuals, it's such a bright, glossy flick, you can almost smell the freshness. A special mention might be made of the cheerily choreographed 'Egire'.

KIKK is a must-watch, with the family. One of very few films in recent times that can honestly boast of a feel-good factor.
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Konchem Istam Konchem Kashtam (telugu) reviews
USER RATING
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5 USERS
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  • Cast
    Siddharth, Tamanna, Prakash Raj, Ramyakrishna, Nasser, Venumadhav, Brahmanandam
  • Music
    Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
  • Director
    Kishore Kumar
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
TOP COMMENT
Vinay on 5th Feb 2009, 11:59pm | Permalink
I don't believe this movie got a 9.0 rating from the Editorial team! Is this a critique section or something else.

As I could share my own words.. let me vent my feelings here.

First things first, the movie is 2 hours of shite! The remaining 40 minutes are okay!

Now, coming to the analysis: There are no genuine emotions that make you feel for the characters. Nothing makes you gripped here. Everything feels sooo artificial.
There is a saying in FilmMaking.. "Don't tell your story, but show your story".. Here, it is all preachy dialogue with melodramatic score.

The hero gives a dove as a gift to her friend as her b'day gift.. he says that I'm not giving you the dove but its freedom.. so let it go..
Do you GIVE freedom as a gift to a "FRIEND"!!
This is a very basic thing.. there are many more like this!

Direction is BAD! That is clearly rampant. Narration is very slow.

And Deepa, I don't understand how could some one who does not believe in good endings should watch this movie!

If YOU don't believe in Happy Endings, watch FORREST GUMP. Period.

THe parents in the movie have been separated for 18 years
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5 USERS
Performances
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Visuals
6.2
4.8
6.3
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Can watch again - Unsure
Good for kids - Yes
Good for dates - Yes
Wait to rent it - Yes
Krishna on 31st Mar 2009, 9:12am | Permalink
It's certainly no Bommarillu, but it's no Aata either.

Pros: 2 good songs; some good comedy scenes.
Cons: Opening 10 mins baap-beti sentipenta the impotent climax
RATING
4
supritha on 7th Mar 2009, 10:07am | Permalink
The songs were awesome, but the picturizations were awful!
That made me mad because I really loved Shankar_Ehsaan_Loy's music...
supritha on 7th Mar 2009, 10:04am | Permalink
Geeta never says "Cricket ante?" She only asks her friend why Brahmanandam is so obsessed about cricket, as in "E Cricket enti?"
RATING
6
Movie Lover on 21st Feb 2009, 11:31pm | Permalink
This movie isn't that bad. Comedy track is good. Yes, I agree that there are gaps in the movie... But... overall.. it is timepass movie.. with some comedy

Pros: hmm... brahmanandam and comedy
Cons: Unpredictable interruption of songs
kikk on 8th Feb 2009, 12:34pm | Permalink
Movie is fun for the most part except at the ending (from the last song).

Pros: comedy, sid n cinematography
Cons: dragged climax.
RATING
7
Priya on 7th Feb 2009, 10:33pm | Permalink
It is not at all a must watch movie as the editorial review suggests and they overrated it. all relations and emotions in this film looks so artificial and sometimes make you laugh also...
Chalam on 7th Feb 2009, 5:22am | Permalink
@The Editor: I wish you say the same for Slumdog's 9. I mean the reviewer might have genuinely loved it for 9. I'm just saying..never thought you guys would ever go for 9.
KaYKaY on 7th Feb 2009, 2:10am | Permalink
Tamanna's debut is in Sri starring Manoj Manchu... Unnoticeable but still a blunder...
Ignorance should not be a claim.
The Editor on 6th Feb 2009, 10:29am | Permalink
@vinay: that was a database mistake - all ratings (overall, performances, script, music, visuals) got displaced by 1 step upwards, so the performances rating (9) is showing as the overall rating, and the visuals rating is not showing at all. We have just rectified it, and apologize for the inconvenience.
Vinay on 5th Feb 2009, 11:59pm | Permalink
I don't believe this movie got a 9.0 rating from the Editorial team! Is this a critique section or something else.

As I could share my own words.. let me vent my feelings here.

First things first, the movie is 2 hours of shite! The remaining 40 minutes are okay!

Now, coming to the analysis: There are no genuine emotions that make you feel for the characters. Nothing makes you gripped here. Everything feels sooo artificial.
There is a saying in FilmMaking.. "Don't tell your story, but show your story".. Here, it is all preachy dialogue with melodramatic score.

The hero gives a dove as a gift to her friend as her b'day gift.. he says that I'm not giving you the dove but its freedom.. so let it go..
Do you GIVE freedom as a gift to a "FRIEND"!!
This is a very basic thing.. there are many more like this!

Direction is BAD! That is clearly rampant. Narration is very slow.

And Deepa, I don't understand how could some one who does not believe in good endings should watch this movie!

If YOU don't believe in Happy Endings, watch FORREST GUMP. Period.

THe parents in the movie have been separated for 18 years
K on 5th Feb 2009, 9:26pm | Permalink
daddy daddy {nageswar rao, raasi} film copied.
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