2020 was the year that saw the Covid-19 crisis bring the world economy to its feet, the rise of OTT platforms like aha, and audiences’ shift from one source of entertainment to another. The pandemic
2020 was the year that saw the Covid-19 crisis bring the world economy to its feet, the rise of OTT platforms like aha, and audiences’ shift from one source of entertainment to another. The pandemic caused considerable disruptions in the Telugu film industry, leading to the cancellation of shootings, indefinite delay in the release of completed projects, stalling of new projects, and employment loss. However, amidst the chaos, some success stories emerged. Let us look at some of the key ones.
Rise of the Mighty OTT Platforms
After the lockdown led to cinema halls’ closure, people were starved of their dose for entertainment. Several OTT (Over the Top) and online streaming platforms came to their rescue at such a difficult time. Since then, movie enthusiasts have enjoyed binge-watching web series, animated shows, chat shows, movies, short films, documentaries, and other digital content. Several producers bypassed their films ‘ theatrical release to release them online to make the most out of OTT platforms’ popularity and broad reach. It led to what we now know as the redefined First Day First Show experience right at your doorstep.
The Covid-19 crisis saw several stars find their calling in newer avenues. For example, actress Samantha Akkineni will make her digital debut with the second season of the web series Family Man. She has also turned a talk show host with her popular show Sam Jam. Similarly, Rana Daggubati has launched the channel Southbay. Live that offers diverse contents online. Besides, he has also played host in several talk shows. Another example is Chiranjeevi’s elder daughter SushmitaKonidela, a costume designer who has now donned a producer’s role with her web series’ Shootout at Alair’.
Today’s review section features the Telugu thriller movie ‘Krishna and his Leela’. Let’s find out how it is.
The story is about Krishna (SiddhuJonnalagadda), who breaks up with his girlfriend Satya (Shraddha Srinath). He decides to leave Satya behind and soon falls in love with Radha (ShaliniVadnikatti). He lands up in Bangalore as a part of his job, where he meets Satya again. Things take a hilarious turn when Krishna starts dating both Satya and Radha. The rest of Krishna and Leela’s story is about who Krishna chooses in the end.
The young SiddhuJonnalagadda impresses in the role of a confused lover. Shraddha Srinath is still raw, but her on-screen chemistry with Siddhu is good to watch. Viva Harsha executes his part well.
But it is ShaliniVadnakatti who is the show-stealer. She gets a meaty role, and she amply exhibits the subtle changes in her looks, emotions, and mood that were required.
The film’s production values are top-notch. The sleek camerawork makes the film visually appealing. Dialogues are meaningful and effectively written. The songs have been composed nicely by Sri CharanPakala.
The director RavikanthPerepu brilliantly showcases how today’s generation deals with its confusing relationships.
All in all, Krishna and his Leela is a typical romantic comedy that leaves with you some pretty decent moments spread across both halves.
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