Krishnarjuna Yudham is an action comedy film starring Nani, Anupama Parameswaran, and Rukshar Dhillon in lead roles. Merlapaka Gandhi has written and directed the film. Krishnarjuna Yudham was released worldwide on 12 April to mixed reviews.
Krishnarjuna Yudham Story Analysis
The story of Krishnarjuna Yudham can be split into two parts: romantic comedy and action thriller. The interval block comes right in the middle of both parts and is impressive. The romantic comedy extends to about 70% of the movie which overshadows the second half. When the audience expects any action, the romantic episode still haunts them in the form of flashbacks.
Such problems arise when the writer drags pre-interval twist into the interval and has to drag the entire second half with the illogical scenes and trimmed scenes from the first half. This film requires intense thriller-style narration for the second half to justify the serious problem such as human trafficking.
The character of Krishna is impressive and engages the audience throughout the film. The writer has very good knowledge of the atmosphere and emotional turmoil of Krishna. Arjun on the other hand is a complete failure. The only purpose he serves in the film is to help Krishna rescue his girlfriend in the climax. Except for that one scene, Arjun is a forced intrusion into the story.
The Two characters were written just for the sake of experimenting with the screenplay structure. Merlapaka Gandhi tried other screenplay formats earlier and has been quite successful. But this time developing an entire lead character just for the sake of screenplay became the flip side of the movie. The majority of the scenes featuring Arjun in the first half are boring, and his role is a burden on the second half too. The audience would have probably called the film a routine commercial movie without Arjun, but his character didn’t help it.
Krishnarjuna Yudham Technical Analysis
The story is bad but Krishna’s character in the first half is impressive. The Chittoor slang, nativity, costumes, and makeup worked out very well. Arjun looks fabricated with the costumes and makeup that don’t suit him for a rock star. The songs by the duo Hip-hop Tamizha are good but are not memorable. Editing is good, and the cross-cutting in the first half is well done. The stunts are just like any other commercial Telugu movie. The Direction is fine, but it seems like Merlapaka Gandhi has lost his charm.
How to fix it?
Simply avoiding Arjun’s character would have improved the film a lot. The comedy and romantic scenes featuring him didn’t work out. The love story/stories should have been trimmed, as they are overflowing into the second half. The second half requires more interesting narration with logic and details. Such things could be done by preparing a backstory of the gang that has been involved in human trafficking by detailing their contacts, members, political support, etc. (These things need not be in the movie, but they help to develop the plot).