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'Kushi' Movie Review : Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha


‘Kushi’ Movie Review : Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Shine in Shiva Nirvana’s Romantic film2023

'Kushi' Movie Review, Conflict Resolution, Feel-Good Movie, Film Analysis, Romantic Entertainer, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Shiva Nirvana, Telugu Cinema, Vijay Deverakonda

In the world of Telugu cinema, ‘Kushi‘ brings together the magnetic pair of Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in a romantic drama , director Siva Nirvana. The film not only amps up the feel-good factor but also dances on the edge of a deep conflict without delving too deep into its complexities.

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A good entertainer for the masses

It is clear that ‘Kushi’ has been carefully packaged to deliver a heart-touching cinematic experience. Director Shiva Nirvana, with the charismatic lead pair, Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, has put in extra efforts to create a soothing family entertainer. His previous films didn’t do that well, so ‘Kushi’ was an opportunity.

Love amidst differences

The film takes us on a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy, with soulful music and praises of legendary filmmakers like Mani Ratnam. Beneath the surface, ‘Kushi’ struggles with a clash of ideologies that can create tension in relationships. Shiva Nirvana takes a straightforward approach, emphasizing that love can bridge even the largest of gaps. However, some characters remain one-dimensional, and the exploration of these ideologies remains relatively superficial.

Clash of beliefs

Playing multiple roles as writer, director and dialogue writer, Shiva Nirvana needs to delve deep into portraying the complexities of human nature. We meet Lenin Satya, an atheist portrayed by Sachin Khadekar, whose house is decorated with posters of scientists and slogans like ‘We trust science’. In stark contrast is Chadarangam Srinivasa Rao, played by Murali Sharma, who is known for his religious fervor and unwavering faith. The clash of these two worldviews comes to center stage during a heated televised debate.


As predicted, chaos ensues when Lenin’s son, Viplav Deverakonda and Chadarangam’s daughter, Aaradhya, fall in love and decide to get married.

A cinematic tribute

Shiv Nirvana Outburst-The adorable romance is fueled by the cinematic genius of Mani Ratnam and A.R. Weaves with a clear glimpse of musical mastery. Rehman. Viplav, a staunch fan of Mani Ratnam, embarks on a journey to Kashmir, which is beautifully captured by G Murali’s camera work, which is reminiscent of the style of PC Sriram and Santosh Sivan. The film’s feel-good score, composed by Hesham Abdul Wahab, adds charm to the scenic beauty.

Vijay Deverakonda’s return to form

While the situations in which Viplav woos Aaradhya could have been better written, Vijay Deverakonda’s performance shines with innocence and sincerity, rekindling his roots as the imperfect boy next door. He embodies his character effortlessly and carries the film through some of the weaker parts. There is even a humorous reference to ‘Arjun Reddy’, followed by a lesson in gender sensitivity, made more enjoyable by the presence of Rahul Ramakrishna as his friend.

Alaipayuthe References

The film draws inspiration from classic films like ‘Roja’, ‘Dil Se’ and ‘Alaipayuthe’ as Viplav and Aaradhya defy their families. The aging couple, portrayed by Rohini and Jayaram, encourage the young lovers to look beyond daily struggles, paying tribute to the eternal themes of love and relationships.

Climax and its flaws

However, ‘Kushi’ falters when parents come into the picture. The film’s haste to switch to comic relief or musical interludes hinders a more in-depth exploration of its themes. Despite this, Vijay and Samantha manage to effectively convey the inner turmoil of their characters with the help of Chinmayi’s dubbing. Murali Sharma and Sachin Khadekar also make valiant attempts to push the boundaries of their characters.

A Pleasant Romance

In conclusion, ‘Kushi’ is undeniably an entertaining romantic musical based on the charm of its lead actors. Although it could have been an extravagant film with its deeper exploration of the science vs. religion conflict, it has still managed to captivate its audience with its heartfelt story and lovable characters.

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