Versatile storyteller Krish is back with another interesting line Kanche, which promises to take us back to the scene of World War ll.
The story was set up in the backdrop of 1930’s and 40’s and it tracks us back to the Indian scene before independence. We get to meet Dhupati Hari Babu (Varun Tej), a calm and composed lower middle class guy, who is studying to make livelihood. But underneath the soft side he carries angst towards the flaws in the society and how some people are building the fences between people for their own benefits.
Seeta Devi (Pragya Jaiswal), the princely girly in the same village, falls in love with Hari Babu. Varun did not make any impression with his debut film Mukunda, he got to prove his mettle in Kanche. He excelled as Dhupati Hari Babu and was successful in making us involve in his story. Pragya Jaiswal though appeared out of the place because of her ‘not-so-retro’ look, she has emoted the scenes brilliantly. The unusual casting like Gollapudi, Singeetam Srnivasa Rao and Srinivas Avasarala was justified with the kind of eccentricity they have added to the film.
Considering its budget constraints, the war episodes were visually great and we could see a lot of planning went in to it. Director Krish’s interest for detailing helped a lot for the film to generate the entire mood and setting of the story, which is happening during the World War ll.