Hyderabad: Film: 'Kho Kho'; Cast: Kitty, Priyamani, Harshitha Poonacha, Srihari, Anu Prabhakar, Ravi Kale, Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila, Raju Thalikote, Mitra and Yatiraj; Screenplay writer-Director: R. Chandru; Producer: Bhaskar and Aadi Narayan; Camera: Chandrashekhar; Music Director: Ramana Gogula; Rating: ** 1/2
R. Chandru directed 'Kho Kho' is a predictable fare that has a story which is often seen in Indian films. The film with top names in the cast and acclaimed technicians in the crew doesn't offer anything innovative. The element of surprise is missing from the narration and it moves on without generating curiosity.
Director Chandru had made his debut with 'Taj Mahal', a promising film. But he did not show traces of same brilliance in his second attempt 'Prem Kahani'. His third film 'Mylari' had a convincing screenplay and an interesting narration, which not only elevated the star status of Shivaraj Kumar, but had also strengthened people's belief that Chandru is capable of delivering good commercial entertainer.
Unfortunately his fourth directorial venture "Kho Kho" is a let down as it ends up as an ordinary fare with no freshness in the content. The story lacks elements of logic, as many sequences look unbelievable. The continuity is missing in many sequences evident in the way songs and action sequences appear on screen without any connectivity. ...more
06:31 PM, Jan 15, 2012