Keshava, the poster of which revealed the tagline ‘Revenge is a dish, best served cold’ presents its lead Nikhil Siddharth as Keshava the intense angry young man who suffers from a rare heart condition – Dextrocardia (heart pointing to the right side of the chest instead of left) and on account of this he must keep his emotions in check at all times, for his heart to function and thus for him to stay alive. How he manages to avenge his parents’ death, thus forms the crux of the story.
Once Keshava grows up he finds out that his parents death twelve years ago was not merely a car accident. He figures out who the culprits are and swears to bring his parents’ murderers to justice. He thus goes on a killing spree and since the people involved in the murder are police officers, things get intense and deadly between Keshava and the police department.
A special investigation officer (Isha Koppikar) is appointed to deal with Keshava. The rest of the film shows how Keshava dodges the cops and seeks his revenge with Satyabhama (Ritu Varma) by his side.
Genre: Revenge drama, thriller
Cast: Nikhil Siddharth, Ritu Varma, Isha Koppikar
Director: Sudheer Varma
Release date: 19th May
Performances: Nikhil shines in his role as the dark and gritty student and kudos to him for opting to essay such a character. His intensity is the highlight of this film. Ritu Varma does a decent job with the limited role she is given. Isha Koppikar doesn’t really have much to do as the cop.
Verdict: Even though, the plot of the film has no uniqueness to it and has been done to death in the past, the stylised narration by director Sudheer Varma, lifts the film a few notches. The first half is fairly engaging but the film considerably drops its pace post interval and might make you restless to get done with the movie.
You can give this one a miss!