If you’re on the lookout for a fluffy rom-com with out a lot pravachan, Kushi is value a watch, recommends Divya Nair.


There is a magnetic high quality about love tales involving disapproving dad and mom and households. It’s a formulation that almost all definitely works with the Indian viewers.

Think Bombay, DDLJ, Alaipayuthe, Two States

Director Shiva Nirvana makes an attempt this tried and examined formulation along with his newest theatrical Kushi, starring Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.


In this romantic comedy, Viplav (Vijay), a BSNL worker, falls in love with Aradhya (Samantha) solely to understand that their fathers — who’ve robust, conflicting views about astrology and science — won’t approve of their union.

When both of the dad and mom refuse to budge, the couple determine to get married and dwell away from their households in a bid to show that unconditional love can conquer every little thing.

The concept behind the movie — to discover the facility of superstition versus logic within the lifetime of a married Indian couple — is considerate and related in modern-day.

Remember how a number of days in the past, your complete world applauded India for its profitable moon mission? Well, it had its fair proportion of spiritual homams, prayers and blessings as properly.

Can science and logic actually win over superstition?

Or ought to they co-exist in concord?

While the beautiful lead pair and proficient supporting solid provide a lot promise on this household drama, the makers someway determined to play it secure, maybe hoping not to attract undesirable controversy.

The first half invests an excessive amount of time aimlessly attempting to ascertain chemistry between the lovers, with loosely explored references to A R Rahman, Mani Ratnam, Dil Se.., Roja

and the likes.

The second half rushes with out dwelling or deeply exploring the conflicts confronted by a younger married couple.

Kushi sows many seeds of thought by mentioning generally confronted points like infertility, miscarriage, miscommunication, ego clashes, gender sensitivity and parental stress.

At the identical time, it additionally trivialises the gravity of the conditions with lame songs and one-liners that dilute and deviate from the principle dialog, with out taking a stand.

Unlike Alaipayuthe or Bombay, through which both of the couple did not have to clarify themselves as to why they fought or beloved one another, Kushi tries a bit too exhausting to repeat its predecessors.

But if I had been to disregard the compelled references and ‘attempting too exhausting to impress’ bit, Kushi is an honest watch with good performances led by an environment friendly supporting solid together with Murali Sharma, Sachin Khedekar, Vennela Kishore, Saranya Ponvannan, Jayaram and Rohini.

The Alleppey sequence that includes Jayaram and Rohini the place they speak about coping with grief of a beloved one, is a fantastically written section. It can be the turning level of the movie.

The message of the movie is thoughtfully written in a approach that it offends nobody and likewise offers the viewers a ‘fortunately ever after’.

Vijay and Samantha look good collectively; their chemistry is pure.

Vennela Kishore and Saranya’s comedian timings are equally entertaining.

If you’re on the lookout for a fluffy rom-com with out a lot pravachan, Kushi is value a watch.

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