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    Kshetram Movie Review

    By Ramchander

    Kshetram has generated the interest as it sports a hit pair – Jagapathi Babu and Priyamani. The other interesting factor is the subject – God. The makers of the film has not publicised much and sent out a feeling that the film was something similar to films like Arundathi and Chandramukhi. Let us see how the film has finally turned out to be.

    The story is about the idols of lord Penchalamma Narasimha Swamy. The descendants of Sri Krishnadevaraya are the hereditary trustees of the temple. However, the idols are shifted to a nearby hill and the temple has no idols. The people in the neighboring 45 villages want the idols installed back in the temple as they are facing several hardships due to the idols not being installed back in the temple.

    Narasimha Rayulu (Jagapathi Babu) and Naga Penchalamma (Priyamani) decide to install the idols back in the temple. However, Narasimha Rayulu"s efforts are stalled by Kota and his son Adithya Menon. They are the evil uncle and cousin of Narasimha Rayulu and eye the property of the lord that is in trust being handled by Narasimha Rayulu. So, Kota and co. kill Narasimha Rayulu. Penchalamma is also killed.

    Penchalamma takes birth as Sohini (Priyamani). She falls in love with Chakri (Kick Shyam). Chakri is none other than the son of the evil Adithya Menon, the cousin brother of Narasimha Rayulu. How Penchalamma who has taken rebirth as Sohini completes the unfinished task in her previous life is the story.

    There are few positive elements in the film.
    Jagapathi Babu & Priyamani and Shyam to an extent are the only positive aspects of the film.

    Story, screenplay, direction

    Analysis and Verdict
    The film fails on several counts. The story and screenplay are weak. The director has no grip whatsoever on the film. The film moves at a slow pace and one feels bored just after the first 10 minutes. The film never picks up and it is a big torture. Kshetram is a badly made film with no one department doing a good job. The film is a shoddy effort and is not worth watching.

    Cast: Jagapati Babu, Priyamani, Shaam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam and others
    Director: T Venugopal
    Music: Koti
    Produced by: Sri Balaji Movie Makers
    Released on: December 29

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