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Kudirithe Kappu Coffee – Movie Review

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Varun Sandesh, who faced a series of flops after Kotha Bangaru Lokam, took some gap and signed Kudirithe Kappu Coffee. Though, the film completed its shooting long ago, the producers could not release the film due to some reasons. Now that there are no big releases, they felt that this is the right time and released it. Ramana Salva made his debut as director, Yogeswar Sharma, son of Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry scored music for the first time, while Suma Bhattacharya also made her first appearance on-screen with this movie. Let us watch how these debutants fared in the film. Read on for Kudirithe Kappu Coffee review.

Venu (Varun) is fond of traveling and he extensively travels, whenever his mood is off. His mother wants him to settle in life with a suitable job or business. However, he gets disturbed with his friend Ravi's death, who commits suicide due to love failure. This makes Venu to come to a conclusion that 'love kills" and he doesn"t want to pity on Ravi but hates the concept of love.

Once, Venu"s father (Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao) tells him that they had a coffee shop in Dakshinagiri in a picturesque locale. In fact, it belongs to his childhood teacher, Malati"s son, who sold it off to him, but dies in an accident along with his wife. So, he wants to give it back to his teacher, but the latter refuses, as it was already sold. The shop and the adjacent school run by her were in losses. Venu decides to go there and see to it that it revives from losses. Malati has a granddaughter called Lasya (Suma Bhattacharya). who is a student of hotel management and her ambition is to bring back the glory to that Coffee Shop.

Learning that Venu had come with the same motto, she first tries to stop him but allows him, as he was helping her. Soon, she gets impressed with Venu"s attitude. But Venu clearly her that Lasya is just a thing for him and advises her to be a professional. With an unexpected turn of events, Raja Rao (Sivannarayana) reveals the truth that Venu is none other than his student"s son who bought the coffee shop. So, Venu"s father reaches Dakshinagiri and convinces Malati to allow Venu to stay back and revive the coffee shop. At this juncture, Malati passes away and Lasya turns an orphan. What happens next forms the interesting part of the story.

Varun Sandesh has shown some maturity in his performance. Though, his attire was a little bad and appeared a little unglamorous, yet perfectly suited the character, which he has portrayed in the film. Especially, the refusal of love, the show of frustration, his histrionics and body language showed that he has improved a lot. Suma Bhattacharya, though a debutant, has made a decent appearance in the film without getting glamorous. Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao, popular director, has made his screen presence in the film as hero"s father. He has fumbled in performance and is a little rigid in body language. Tanikella Bharani is apt, while Sivannarayana has tried to spill the humor with his catchword 'Yevarikee Cheppaku…". The character played by teacher Sumati is also quite impressive.

Cinematographer Santosh Rai has perfectly captured the beautiful greenery of the Coorg area (Dakshinagiri) with his camera. Sasidhar Adapa should be commended for selecting a fantastic coffee shop set surrounded by hilly area, with his art direction. Music by Yogeswara Sharma is an asset for the film. Though, none of the songs are mass-oriented, it has suited well for the situations and all the tunes are quite soothing. His father Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry has given fantastic lyrics for the tunes and all the songs are quite melodious to listen and are choreographed well. Editing by Anilkumar was a little nagging, as some scenes are unnecessary and he should have trimmed them without mercy. Dialogues by Abburi Ravi, though look apt, should have been a little more sensuous. Comedy has taken a back seat in the film. When it comes to the story, screenplay and direction, debutant Ramana Salva has accurately narrated the story on the celluloid and the film gives an impression of reading a good novel. Especially, the concept of the film, aversion to love, is perfectly shown on the screen. Screenplay had several hiccups at several places. However, the director has maintained the same tempo in the film right from the word go till the end.

The film is completely meant for the urban audience and college students. The perfect portrayal of delicate emotions should be watched only on the screen, as they just can"t be explained on the paper. The first half goes casually and with some unwanted scenes, which could have been trimmed. However, it picks up the pace in the second half. Just a feel good movie and you can watch it only once.

Cast: Varun Sandesh, Suma Bhattacharya, Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao, Sukumari, Tanikella Bharani, Sivannarayana, Pruthvi and others.
Credits: Music – Yogeswar Sharma, Lyrics – Sirivennela Sitarama Satry, Dialogues – Abburi Ravi, Camera – Santosh Rai, Editing – Anilkumar B, Art – Sasidhar Adapa, Producers – Siva and Mahi, Story, screenplay and direction – Ramana Salva.
Banners: Siva Productions Pvt Ltd., Moonwater Pictures Pvt Ltd.
Released on: February 25, 2011

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