Cast: Raj Tharun, Hebah Patel, Noel and Others
Directed by: Palnati Surya Pratap
Produced by: Sukumar
Banner: Sukumar Writings
Music by: Devi Sri Prasad
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Director who has created a brand for himself with innovative movies and out of the box ideas has turned producer with Kumari 21F. Apart from producing the film Sukumar has also penned story and screenplay for this film. Kumari 21F raised curiosity with bold content shown in the trailers and has understandably caught the attention of youngsters. Did it live to the expectations or not? Let's analyze
What is it about?
Siddhu (Raj Tarun) is an aspiring chef who wanted to settle in Singapore. He bumps into Kumari (Hebah) one day and left amazed by her character. She is totally outspoken and free spirited girl that people believe that she is 'loose' character girl! Siddhu is in a dilemma to love her or not because of her awkward behavior. When Siddhu finally expresses his feelings towards her, Kumari says that he isn't matured enough to love her.
Raj Tarun is tailor made for this subject. His innocent looking face and lean physique adds authenticity to the character. He is a very fine performer and knows his limitations. This is another feather to his cap. Heebah Patel is good as the female lead. She went overboard at times but did a decent job on the whole. Noel is good as the bad guy. Friends characters provided fun at times. Hema is seen in a role where she underplays for the first time.
Palnati Surya Pratap had a good script on hands and did well in handling it. The story written by Sukumar is not easy to assess and bring it to life on screen. Pratap has shown maturity in dealing with such a subject and understanding the gist of the story.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is good. There are some popular tunes that will add value to the film on the commercial front. Background music is another asset. Cinematography is very good. Editing is neat. Sukumar excelled as a writer and made a quality film as the producer without any compromises made.
High dose of vulgarity in some dialogues
Kumari 21F is a youthful film but entirely different from what we see in this genre. There are dialogues and scenes that will instantly appeal to the youth but there are also some hard hitting and indigestible moments that will leave the audience with mixed feelings after watching it. Even the youth that enjoy the boldness in the first half will be left shocked after seeing the unusual climax.
This is not a regular film that banks on entertainment and silly jokes to pass off as a youthful movie. It focuses upon the mindset of young boys and their perception on free spirited girls. Sukumar has pushed the boundaries in establishing the characters. He didn't try to beat around the bush and has written some shocking scenes in the process.
Heart of the film lies in the pre climax and climax scenes where the movie takes a complete U turn with an unexpected ending. This is where the brilliance of Sukumar's writing comes to the fore and Kumari will leave a lasting impression on the audience either it is good or bad! The film has too much adult content which may not please audiences who comes to the theaters expecting lighter vein entertainment. Kumari will not appeal to all but it will definitely make a mark for itself as one of the most controversial and bold films ever made in Telugu cinema history.
Verdict: Kumari is Sensational, Shocking, Bold and Beautiful.