Kushi Review, Rating

September 1, 2023



  • Cast : Vijay Deverakonda, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar, Murali Sharma, Lakshmi, Ali, Sharanya Pon Vannan, Rohini, Vennela Kishore, Rahul Ramakrishna
  • Director : Shiva Nirvana
  • Producer : Naveen Yerneni, Ravi Shankar Yalamanchili
  • Banner : Mythri Movie Makers
  • Music : Hesham Abdul Wahab

2.25 / 5

Vijay Deverakonda‘s Kushi has been released in theatres. The Arjun Reddy actor promoted the film like a pro. Samantha Ruth Prabhu plays his love interest in the film. What is the film all about? Is it going to click with the family audience? Let’s find out in our review.

Plot: Viplav (Vijay Deverakonda) and Aardhya (Samantha) meet in Kashmir. The former is on the job, while the latter is on pilgrimage. Viplav falls in love with her but the latter hides that she is from a Telugu Brahmin family. Lenin Satyam (Sachin Khedekar) and Chadarangam Srinivasa Rao (Murali Sharma) are opposed to each other due to Science and God. The former is Viplav’s father. The latter is Aradhya’s father. Despite parental opposition, the two lovers become a married couple. But a worrisome prediction could come to haunt them.

Performances: Vijay Deverakonda is simply superb with his uber-cool looks. Samantha is stunning in the film. In a few scenes, she takes us back to Majili. Most of her character is substantial. Samantha and Vijay are so adorable. They look fantastic throughout the film. Murali Sharma and Sachin Khedekar are appropraite. Rohini, Sharanya Pradeep, Vennela Kishore, and Rahul Ramakrishna did justice to their roles.

Thumbs Up:

  • Vijay & Samantha Screen presence
  • Songs in First Half
  • Kashmir Backdrop

Thumbs Down:

  • Songs in Second Half
  • Routine & Predictable Story
  • Dragged Narration
  • Predictable Scenes
  • No Emotional Connect

Analysis: Kushi’s storyline is not new to the audience but the narration and screenplay make it all the more interesting. The conflicts are intriguing, although the second half is predictable. Deverakonda failed to perform very well in emotional scenes. A few of the scenes in Kushi make us recall Majili and Arjun Reddy. There is a deliberate reference to the latter in a scene involving a maid. The editing could have been better. Hesham Abdul Wahab is the saviour of the film. All the songs in Kushi are excellent. Production values are rich. The cinematography by ‘Andala Rakshasi’ fame G Murali is decent. Director Shiva Nirvana delivered in his own style by pooling together the best technical team.

Verdict: Kushi- Half Happiness.

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