|Cast:||Sesh Adivi, Adah Sharma, Anasuya, Rajesh and Others|
|Directed by:|| Ravikanth Perepu|
|Produced by:||PVP Cinema|
|Music by:|| Sricharan Pakala|
|Release Date:|| 26th February 2016|
An associate professional from investment form is interrupted by a call from Ex Girlfriend Swetha (Adah Sharma), who 4 year old daughter, Riya (Child Actor), is missing from past two months. Disordered links and remainders of Rishi's past conversations with Swetha are his fragile hopes. With his help, Swetha extends her reach and combs every corner of Hyderabad. But all leads go cold – there is no Riya in the CCTV footage, No one recalls Riya, there is no proper pics of Riya, Someone comes with evidence saying Riya as her daughter and even Police officials have no evidence of Riya. When it seems like Riya's disappearance might be biggest cover up, Rishi pokes his nose around in dangerous Negro places, angering the Bobby (Ravi Varma), Karthik (Satya) and their associates, who are trying desperately to keep some secrets hidden. Is Swetha able to find Riya? Is she, through Rishi, able to get to her Riya? What had happened to her? Why is Kala helping Rishi? What is the involvement of the Africans in this whole case? The rest of the drama answers these questions.
Frankly speaking an artist always knows his fortes and the work he is best at. As we see it, Adivi Sesh who is trying to make his mettle with his histrionics, is good in his character. His dialogue modulation is improved a lot and he dominated in acting department. Adah Sharma is pretty looking in few acts. Lead pair should seriously work on their emotional sequences. Satyam Rajesh has wonderful quality of getting into his scenes. Ravi Varma and Vennela Kishore are apt in their respective roles as a sadist brother and car dealer. Anasuya Bharadwaj impresses with her looks, but over acted in few important sequences.
Kshanam is one of the technically strong films in the recent past. Even though it is made on a shoe string budget, the production values are superb and credit should go to PVP for backing up a project like this. Camera work by Shaniel Deo is top notch and showcases the film in a engaging mood. A special mention about the music director Sricharan Pakala, who has given a thumping background score which lifts the film decently. Screenplay by Adavi Sesh and Ravikanth Perepu has a few glitches here and there. Coming to the director Ravikanth Perepu, this young man has impressed with his debut film. The new age director has narrated the film in a gripping manner and did not shy away in showcasing some hard hitting twists and turns. What makes his work appreciable is the fact that he manages to build and maintain the suspense till the very end of the film.
Kshanam is easily one of the finest Telugu films made in recent times. The team was successful on the writing table itself. The movie has an interesting plot and the writers have done a fabulous job with the screenplay. However the film has some issues with its pacing. The first half of the film is uneven with racy moments and dragging scenes. Second half is gripping and keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats. Screenplay keeps you guessing until the penultimate scenes. The intentions behind the crime are not convincing though, but they had the necessary shock factor to excuse the flaws. The quality of the film amazes you as it never look like a low budget film.
Kshanam is a must watch for the fans of thriller genre and for those who love to watch different films. The technical team has put their heart and soul into it and this small gem springs in a surprise with solid content.