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Kushi Review: A Romantic Drama with Some Flaws

Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu star in the romantic drama Kushi, directed by Shiva Nirvana. The film follows the story of Viplav (Vijay Deverakonda), a BSNL employee who falls in love with Aradhya (Samantha Ruth Prabhu) in Kashmir. However, their marriage is almost impossible because Viplav is the son of a popular atheist Lenin Sathyam (Sachin Khedkar) and Aradhya is the daughter of his arch rival popular Pravachanakartha Chadarangam Srinivasa Rao (Murli Sharma).

The film's performances are its strongest asset. Samantha Ruth Prabhu gives a nuanced and layered performance as Aradhya, while Vijay Deverakonda is charming and charismatic as Viplav. The supporting cast is also good, with Murli Sharma, Sachin Khedkar, Rohini, Jayaram, Lakshmi, Sharanya Pradeep, Shatru, Rahul Ramakrishna, and Vennela Kishore all delivering solid performances.

The technical aspects of the film are also impressive. The cinematography is beautiful, capturing the stunning scenery of Kashmir in all its glory. The music is also good, with the melodies and the pathos song being particularly memorable.

However, the film's plot is its weakest point. The story is a bit convoluted and there are too many subplots that don't really go anywhere. This makes the film feel a bit disjointed and it's hard to get invested in the characters or the story.

Overall, Kushi is a mixed bag. The performances are good and the technical aspects are impressive, but the plot is a bit of a mess. If you're a fan of Vijay Deverakonda and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, you'll probably enjoy the film, but it's not a must-see.


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