Kousalya Krishnamurthy Movie review: Engaging, Emotional

Release Date
August 23, 2019

Direction: Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao

Cast: Arunraja Kamaraj, Rajendra Prasad, Aishwarya Rajesh, Sivakarthikeyan

Music Composer: Dhibu Ninan Thomas

Cinematography: B. Andrew

Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao

Kousalya Krishnamurthy review

Aishwarya Rajesh, who is a busy heroine in Tamil, has made a mark in Kollywood. She had earlier said that she was looking forward for the right script to make an entry in Tollywood and that’s how Kousalya Krishnamurthy happened. The film is the remake of blockbuster Tamil film, Kanna. So how has the movie fared in Telugu? Has the film weaved the same magic akin to Kollywood is to be seen?


Krishnamurthy (Rajendra Prasad), who stays in a hamlet is a farmer. Despite coming from an agriculture background, he loves sports cricket. One fine day, Kousalya (Aishwarya Rajesh) sees her father teary-eyed after India loses cricket match. That incident leaves an impression on her making her to takeup cricket when she grows up and represent her nation. But things arent’ easy as it appears. What happens when a woman steps out of her house and take up a bat in her hands. Her entire hamlet makes fun of her. But how Aishwarya comes up all these hurdles? Will she able to fulfill her father’s dream is to be seen.


Aishwarya Rajesh who has been nurturing the dream of her father has nailed her role by getting into the character. In fact, every girl would connect to the character of Aishwarya Rajesh. On the other side,  Rajendra Prasad made the audience in tears with his emotional dialogues ad the hardships a farmer grows though. Speaking about Jhansi, as Kousalya’s mother has lived into the character as Savitri. Karthik played the role of Saikrishna who loved Kausalya and helped her achieve her goals. Shiva Karthikeyan was impressed with the special role. The rest of the cast have been impressed by their role.


Kousalya Krishnamurthy is the remake of Tamil hit Kanna movie. Director Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao has adapted well to suit the nativity of Telugu audience. We have seen a lot of films in the sports backdrop. While the story is not new, the story in the form as a different narrative comes as a novel. The dialogues about the farmer and the heroine’s dialogues in the climax are thought-provoking. Music for this movie is big boost. The music director shows each scene to another level with his background music. The cinematography and editing sections of the film are very good. Production values ​​are down to the cinema.



Aishwarya Rajesh



Familiar story

Sluggish narrative

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