Kalki Rights Sold For a Bomb


Movie: Kalki
Rating: 2.25/5
Banner: Happy Movies
Cast: RajaSekhar, Adah Sharma, Nandita Swetha
Music: Shravan Bharadwaj
Cinematography: Dasaradhi Shivendra
Producer(s): C.Kalyan
Director: Prashanth Varma
Release Date: June 28,2019

Punchline: Disappointing Big Time!


No Spoilers.

Kalki is a story about an IPS officer who gets transferred to Gollapur to investigate the murder of  a MLA’s brother (Shekar). Rajasekhar (Kalki) starts investigating the case and start connecting the dots to nail the culprit. As the story evolves, there will be few twists and turns and finally Rajasekhar solves the mystery (obviously a twist involved here too).

Artistes’ Performances:

  • Rajasekhar just did okay and his age is visible on the screen
  • Rahul Ramakrishna couldn’t bring any laughs
  • Adah Sharma did justice to her role
  • Nandita Swetha also fits the bill


  • Production Values
  • Camera Work is Good


  • Poor Screenplay
  • Flat Narration
  • Bad 1st Half
  • Weak Story


Kalki, that generated pretty good hype before release with an amazing teaser and trailer released today. For Rajasekhar, it is coming after Garuda Vega and for director it is the next outing after Awe. So, the combination generated good expectations on the film. However, Kalki failed to capitalize on the hype and the first half of the film is so bad and you can’t figure out what the director is trying to convey. Screenplay and BGM are weak too except at few places. Things get better in 2nd half but still don’t justify the lags or poor story. Overall, Kalki disappoints big time.

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