The Telugu dubbed version of the Kannada film Vedha starring star Shivarajkumar was released today. Let’s see how it goes.
- Starring: Dr. Shivrajkumar, Ganavi Laxman, Umashree, Aditi Sagar, Swetha Changappa, Veena Ponnappa, Raghu Shivamogga, Jaggapaa, Cheluvaraj, Vinay Bidappa, Bharath Sagar, Prasanna, Sanjeev, Kuri Pratap & Lasya Nagraj
- Director: A. Harsha
- Producers: Geetha Shivrajkumar & Zee Studios
- Music Director: Arjun Janya
- Cinematography: Swamy J. Gowda
- Editor: Deepu S. Kumar
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Shivarajkumar aka Shivanna did his part perfectly as a man with a sad past. His makeover over the course of two decades has performed well. The way he executes some action stunts will be a feast for the eyes of the audience.
Ganavi Laxman is the movie’s surprise package. While the lady is stunning in her country belle attire, it’s her performance in key second-half scenes that will have an impressive impact. The romantic and funny scenes between Shivarajkumar and Ganavi are very well shot.
Young girl Aditi Sagar impresses with her achievement-oriented persona. Her costume and rustic makeover add weight to the proceedings.
While Veena Ponnappa is convincing in her role as a cop, the other decorators like Raghu Shivamogga, Lasya Nagaraj, Jaggapa, Cheluvaraj, Prasanna, Vinay Bidappa, Sanjeev and Kuri Prathap do well in their limited but significant roles.
The story isn’t great, but what makes it gripping is the narrative in places. The action sequences and slow-motion shots are visually stunning. They round out the wonderful cinematography and interesting musical score.
The film revolves around the period between 1965 and 1985. The movie takes place in a village called Shirley and begins with the story of Vedha (Shivarajkumar) living a happy life with his friends. Eventually, he marries Pushpa (Ganavi Laxman) under special circumstances and the couple will get a daughter who will be named Kanaka (Aditi Sagar).
Later, some unexpected events lead Vedha and his daughter to rebel against a brutal gang of friends led by Beera (Cheluvaraj). What events? How the father and daughter overcome numerous difficulties and achieve their goals becomes the ultimate key.
The story is familiar, audiences have seen it in many old movies. Maybe the creators should add something new to the movie’s plot to reduce the monotony. The script is boring in places, and the director could have executed it briskly, making the film an engaging experience.
Overall, Shiva Rajkumar’s Vedha is a slow but passable revenge drama. The main cast, character arcs, and acting skills are all worth watching. Except for the length of the film and some unnecessary shots in the first and second half, you can finish watching it on weekends.