Krishna Rukku movie review: A lovely tale retold
Cast: Ajai Rao, Amulya
Director: Anil Kumar
Krishnarpanam Astu translates to 'I offer everything to Krishna’. Apart from offering the film to Sandalwood's Krishna, and the beautiful Amulya, the producer also owes full credit to the original maker - Virinchi Varma for telling a simple and predictable love story in his Tollywood debut venture – ‘Uyyala Jampala’. While Ajai Rao is on his way to 'match' the number of characters played by Shahrukh Khan with a similar name (Rahul/Raj) on the big screen, Amulya carries her lucky charm, as the perfect Rukmini.
'Dilwala' director returns with 'Krishna Rukku', that is a clean copy of ‘Uyyala Jampala’, but modified a bit to adapt to the local taste, and the rest remains the same including the soul (love story) and the body (beautiful urban location) of the original. With no unnecessary elements, this one is a simple tale of two cousins with a love-hate relationship from their childhood. The film stars with Krishna's flashback, where memories of Rukmini, from childhood to adulthood and eventually till her wedding day, flash through his head.
With not much suspense in the first half, it is simply jovial with one of the best performances by Amulya, who portrays a character tailor-made for her.
For those who are unaware of ‘Uyyala Jampala’ - the two cousins keep pulling each other's leg for fun, but soon realise their love for each other. The build up to the story happens when a heartbroken Rukmini is rescued by Krishna. Minus the disappointment that it is not an original story, considering that Anil Kumar excelled as a writer and lyricist before moving on to direction, it is a perfect fun loving weekend watch for families. With no vulgar dialogues nor any embarrassing scenes, the film is for innocent ‘pure’ minds.
Time is running out for Rukmini who is set to marry an NRI. Will Krishna finally confesses his love before its too late?
Although a predictable film, one can also predict that 'Krishna Rukku' will be an enjoyable watch. All in all, it is a well made 'remake'.