Starring: Thrigun A, Irra Mor, Prudhvi Raj, Prashant Karthi, Parvathi Arun
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Producer: Konda Sushmitha Patel
Ram Gopal Varma, who was once hailed as one of the best film makers in Indian cinema is now a pale shadow his own self. The director who delivered some of the amazing films like Shiva, Satya, Rangeela, Sarkaar, Company and Ghayam has been churning out disasters and even his film making standards have gone down. He is just concentrating on any sensational topic and making movies out of it which hardly impress the audience. After a brief gap, Ram Gopal Varma is out with Konda, a real-life saga based on the life and times of Politician Konda Murali. Let’s see how the movie fares at the box-office.
The movie is based on a young and hot-blooded Konda (Trigun). His revolutionary ideologies are backed by RK (Prashant Karthi) and he joins the Naxalite wing. Seeing his careless and fearsome attitude and his strength, he was invited by Nalla Sudhakar (Prudhvi) to join his political party. Konda accepts the invitation and joins the party, however, he isn’t aware that Nalla Sudhakar is using him as a pawn for his own advantages. Later, he realizes and stays away and this does not go well with Nalla Sudhakar who plans his assassination. How did Konda escape from the death trap? What is his real intention? What did Konda do in his political career is the rest of the story.
The manner in which Konda’s character is presented is good, Trigun and Prudhvi carried their roles with great ease and Auto Prasad is quite impressive with his role.
The major highlight is Irra Mor who played the role of Konda Surekha. She is the main lead and the movie looks like it’s her biopic more than Murali’s.
Except for a few actors, none of the supporting actors have done justice to their roles and RGV has brought in some of the B-Grade actors for the roles. Production values are below par and everything has been wrapped in a hurry and cheap manner.
On the whole, Konda is a lacklustre action drama that lacks the sheen. Though the movie starts on a good note, the movie goes haywire and turns out to be a senseless drama. You can skip the movie and can watch on OTT.