Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam - Sid with another fave film on my list

Sid is one of my favorite South Indian actor. Ever since I saw him in Rang De Basanti, I've been impressed with his natural acting and adorable looks. Right now, I do own all of Sid's films on dvd but have not been able to watch them all. Mainly because my mind has been on my #1 hottie instead.

There have been some questions about which Telugu film to start off as a newbie, I usually recommend Sid's films - Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana or Bommarillu. After watching Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam, I am happy to add it to the list too.

Geetha (Tammannah Bhatia) is really close to her father and loves him a lot. As she gets older, she goes to Hyderabad for college and ends up meeting Siddhu (Siddharth). Since she has seen him flirtateously always around girls and irresponsible for his action, she dislikes him. That annoyance turns into friendship when she gets to see his love for his friends. Then friendship turns into love when she learn more about him.

Even though Siddhu and Geetha want to get married, her father refuses to accept him because he's not qualified to be her husband. Siddhu may love Geetha but has no job to support her and comes from a broken family -- his parents are divorced. In order to marry Geetha, he must unite his parents back together.

What I love most about the film is the direction and Geetha. It started off introducing Geetha as a young girl into a woman. You could see the strong father-daughter relationship.

As she gets older and goes away to college, she starts to fall in love with a guy who isn't fit to be her future husband.

The character, Geetha, had personality. From showing her annoyance when she first met Siddhu to her playfulness and opening up to him. She developed and grew as a person. Her heart belonged to Siddhu but she knew her father meant a lot to her. When she told her father that she would not marry without her father's blessing and the guy has to be only be Siddhu, is one of my favorite scenes. I love how strong-minded she is.

The actress, Tammannah, is one of my favorite South Indian actress. Not only is she cute, she can act and dance. Can  you believe she was only 19 at that time? Young talent, I tell you.

Siddhu is the playful, funny guy friend. At the same time, some people don't like his carefree attitude, especially Geetha, which has been mistaken for an irresponsible person. Once she gets to know him, she sees him differently. He never wants to be displease anyone and is always smiling. Since it's been many years since he's bad sad,  he doesn't know how to cry anymore.

I mentioned in my Ranbir post that I love, unselfish,happy-go-lucky characters. It's no different in Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam. Therefore, I am in love with Siddhu! He's the silly guy that no one takes seriously. After much thought and consideration, I wondered why I am in love with these type of guys. Mainly because my hubby is the same way! I am just like Geetha in the stubbornness with arguments, walking away, haha.

The part when Siddhu refused to chase after Geetha really got to me. It was the scene afterwards when he tells his father that he says that it's the faith and belief that Geetha has for him. Even if he is not able to bring the moon for her, it's how much trust she has for him because everything will be alright, just because he says so and there's no way possible that he is able to do it. I often stress myself. It's because of my hubby's calm sincerity telling me that he will take care of everything that alwyas makes me fall in love with him again.

Geetha's father, Subramanyam (Nasser) who is a very well-known and respected guy in the village.

Geetha's silly uncle, Diwakar (Brahmanandam) who loves and lives his dream as a cricketer.

Swati (Karuna), daughter of Diwaker

Bangaram (Venu Madhav), part of the gang

Subhodh, part of the gang

Ramya, also part of the gang (couldn't get a good cap of her solo)

Businessman, Prakash (Prakash Raj), is Siddhu's father.

College Professor, Rajyalakshmi (Ramya Krishna), is Siddhu's mother.

Just like Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana and Bommarillu, the soundtrack for Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam is really good to listen and watch.

Song #1 - "O Maina Emaina"
Sid's intro. Geetha goes to Hyderabad for college.

Song #2 - "Egire Egire"
Geetha realizing that Sid isn't as bad as she first thought. Friends hanging out.

Song #3 - "Jamureyi Velallo"
Happy Birthday Sid!

Song #4 - "Anandama"
Falling in love

Song #5 - "Kanule Kallipindi"
Sid brainstorming...

Song #6 - "Konchem Istham"
Argument leads to making up

Song #7 - "Antha Siddanga"
So in love
Tamannaah's outfits and hair are to-die-for!

Song #8 - "Enduku Chenthaki"
Not able to be together

The idea of the film portraying a child that has been brought up with parents who have been separated due to lack of attention and money-hunger and *not* of a cheating a spouse was done very well.

I like how the first half focused on Geetha, then switched gears to Siddhu. Some people looked at this film as relationships between parents and children. However, I looked at it as how a child is brought up and how he/she looks at life because how they were brought up...and for them to form a love life.

The only complaint I would have about the film is Sid's flat-ironed hair. It does not suit him!

Oh yeah, does that guy ever age? Even though he and Tammannah have a 10-years age difference, they look around the same age.

Must watch! Definitely worth it.


Sonia said...

I LOVE KIKK too!!!! It's such a lovely movie and Siddharth is my #1 South Indian actor for sure! I've watched all this movies already but I can always rewatch them just like I'm watching for the 1st time! I like all his films except that I enjoy Chukkallo Chandrudu and Aata a bit less..... He's having many movies in 2010/2011. I'm getting very excited about that!

dunkdaft said...

so young Sidharth !!!

Banannie said...

I loved KIKK! It was such a good movie! I watched it right after Bommarillu, when I was on a Siddharth high! Love your review. Looking at the screen caps makes me want to watch the movie again!

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

I love Prakahs Raj and Sid, so this sounds like a real fun movie. Thanks for the recommend Nikki!

Nicki said...

Sonia - OMG, I know! I just simply love this film! Sid is an amazing actor. Yeah, out of all Sid's films, Aata is one I like the least, even though it is cute. I haven't seen CC yet but I should soon. I read that Sid did the screenplay

dunkdaft - doesn't Sid look 21? He's forever 21.

banannie - Aaah! Such a good movie. You're very welcome. I want to watch again :)

Shweta - You should watch!! You're very welcome

Anishok said...

I liked KIKK too! Lovely review, Nicki! The only thing I have a problem with is Sid's hair - what was up with that?

gomolo said...

Loved this movie. So youthful and romantic. Siddharth and tamannah's screen chamistry was great. bangaram and the uncle were mindblowing :)

ajnabi said...

Aside from Sid's hairstyle, I absolutely love this one too. Tammannah is so cute! And the story was really well done, I thought.

Nicki said...

Ani - Thanks! I'm glad you saw KIKK too, you should watch more Telugu films :) Yeah, Sid's hair = :(

gomolo - I know, isn't this movie amazing? I simply just love it!

ajnabi - hahaha, totally agree on Sid's hair. Only Bunny could pull it off, haha :D

Filmbuff said...

Hi Nicki - lovely review of a truly enjoyable movie. I was very impressed with the way Ramya Krishnan and Prakash Raj's characters and roles were developed in the movie. For once you had a movie that paid attentinon to an adult relationship although the movie is focused on the young pair.

Tamana is actually a punjabi girl from Bombay. Her first hindi movie sunk without a trace. So like the others she found a successful career down south starting with Shekhar Kammula's Happy Days followed by the tamil film Ayan with Surya and movies like this. The Bombay filmdom is quite harsh in not giving much chances to talented people. Some of them have been lucky to find a good career in regional films like in the South and also bengali - eg Rituaparnasengupta is a very beautiful and talented girl but has not got the right recognition in hindi films though she is very popular in bengali films. I would recommend her hindi film with rajpal yadav "Mein meri patni aur woh" a truly good movie worth watching

Nicki said...

Thanks so much Filmbuff - You are right. The film did focus on the adult couples in the second half too. Very good point.

I was looking up Tamannah so I could learn more about her. I know someone with her exact name, and she's Punjabi so I was wondering. I cannot believe Bollywood is not giving her a chance. The girl is talented and beautiful. Way better than Katrina and Deepika. Maybe she isn't wearing skimpy outfits and shedding off clothes that she didn't make it in Bollywood, I have no idea. Besides, I love her natural beauty. In Bollywood, she would've been caked on with loads of makeup from time to time.

I did read about a lot of the famous South Indian stars that made their debut in Bollywood but found success in South India and decided to stay South instead - Jyothika, Kajal, Kamalinee Mukherjee....

Filmbuff said...

Yes Nicki. Actually Khushboo started the trend in the 80s - she was a child star in hindi films but made it very big in tamil films. Rati Agnihotri too started in the South first before she became a big hit in hindi films via Ek Duje Ke Liye (Rati grew up in Madras). Simran followed in the early 90s. Now a days most of the heroines in telugu and tamil films are from other parts of India - quite a few not been given a fair chance in hindi films. Totally agree with you about Tamanna being more talented and beautiful than the likes like Katrina Kaif. I recently saw Rajneeti and found KK totally dumb. She also spoilt Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani for me. I wish they had taken Geneila, Sonam, Asin or Deepika for APKGK.

I saw Leader on the big screen on a holiday to India in March. I am looking forward to your review!

Nicki said...

The name Khusbhoo doesn't sound familiar but will have to look her up more. Rati Agnihotri was one of my faves!! I did read about her being in the South first. I adore her.

I think Katrina is good in those type of roles like in APKGK and NL...but I think Genelia would've suited the role much more. Shoot, I would love to see Ranbir and Genelia together.

My Leader review will be up soon :)