Khaidi No 150 Movie Review: It’s been 10 years, having seen Chiranjeevi on big screens, who has made a grand comeback with an ambitious movie, Khaidi No 150. The film features Mega Star Chiranjeevi and hot diva Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles which is directed by VV Vinayak and jointly produced by Suresh Konidela, Mega power Star Ram Charan and A Subashkaran.
We all knew that Khaidi No 150 is a remake of 2014 blockbuster hit Tamil film Kaththi that had Vijay and Samantha in the lead parts. The story revolves around two characters who are lookalikes and focuses on the issue of farmers committing suicide due to corporate encroachment.
Khaidi No 150 Movie Cast and Technicians
Director: V.V. Vinayak
Cast: Chiranjeevi, Shriya Saran, Kajal Aggarwal, Tarun Arora, Brahmanandam
Producer: Ram Charan
Writters: Paruchuri Brothers,Sai Madhav Burra, Vema Reddy (Dialogue)
Screenplay: Nithin Blaze
Story: AR Murugadoss
Based on: Kaththiby AR Murugadoss
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
DOP: R. Rathnavelu
Editor: Gowtham Raju
Banner: Konidela Production Company
Distributor: Lyca Productions
Release dates: 11 January 2017
Runtime: 147 minutes
Khaidi No 150 Movie Review
Khaidi No 150 Movie Story Plot
The film focuses on various issues right from farmer suicides to water scarcity to corruption to people’s social responsibility to corporate atrocities. Khaidi No 150 features Chiranjeevi in two contrasting but lookalike dual roles. While one is a crook, who is on the run from jail, the other, sober, educated social activist who fights for his village people where water is the main concern.
The film opens with a fraudster Chiranjeevi escaping jail and plans to go abroad. In between, he meets other one in bad condition, injured heavily, where he swaps with the good one, without knowing anything about him. Then, he comes to know about the good who is a graduate in hydrology fighting against an MNC for the lands of farmers. After learning about him, the fraud and intelligent Chiranjeevi get into an action and faces the corporate, and there the film gets heat and intense. The rest of the film tells how Chiranjeevi saved the lands of farmers?
The intense social angel of the film has been diluted focusing on comedies and action. They have worked on comedy portions which differs from the original Kaththi. Bramanandham has done a better job bringing laughter wherever it is possible. The climax portion should have been better. If you have already watched Kaththi, you might feel the difference between those two.
The highlight of the movie is Chiranjeevi’s power packed performance and the narration of the story. Chiranjeevi has delivered terrific performance showing variations between the dual roles. The good cinema is that it should have an equally powerful villain, where Tarun Arora has done justice to his role. It will be his best performance till now. Power packed hard hitting dialogues, that too, coming from the voice of Chiru is extra ordinary. There isn’t much to do for Kajal Aggarwal the entire plot is put on Chiranjeevi’s shoulders. Shriya and Kajal and done their part well.
Speaking stunt choreography, it should be a delight for Chiranjeevi’s fans and the star’s celebrated screen presence and agility come to the fore in these extended treats. You’ll get engaged with the film at some point of time because of the intense and grasping screenplay and dialogues. The film starts thin with lots of commercial moments and gets intense after the flashback scene and continues till the end.
To sum up, Khaidi No 150 is a grand production which rides on Chiranjeevi’s dual roles, though the social interest angle is thin when compared to original version , the film scores in Mass and comedy portions. Really, the boss is back with a bang!