Movie: Khaidi No. 150
Directeor : V. V. Vinayak
Producer: Surekha Konidela, Ram Charan and A. Subashkaran
Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers
Screenplay: V. V. Vinayak
Story : AR Murugadoss
Starring: Chiranjeevi, Shriya Saran, Kajal Aggarwal
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: R. Rathnavelu
Editor: Gowtham Raju
Release date: 11 January 2017
Director VV Vinayak’s Telugu movie Khaidi No 150, featuring megastar Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, has received positive reviews from the audience around the world.
Khaidi No 150 is probably one of the most awaited films in the recent times. One can easily say that no film has created such a buzz as Khaidi as it is Chiranjeevi’s comeback film after nine long years. The masala entertainer has hit the screens today and let’s see how it turns out to be.
Kaththi Seenu (Chiranjeevi) is a happy go lucky crook who escapes from jail and plans to leave the country for good. One fine day, he comes across an accident and helps the man who gets affected by it.
The twist in the tale arises when Seenu finds out that the man(Shankar) he saved is the exact look a like of him. He cleverly sends back Shankar to jail in his place and silently enters his life to earn more money.
There, he comes to know that Shankar’s life is miserable as he is the only man who is helping the downtrodden farmers of his village. Upset by this, Seenu decides to own Shankar’s problems and launches a huge fight against the corporate companies who are behind all this. How does he solve all these problems forms the rest of the story?
The first thing which comes to your mind once you start watching the film is, did Chiru really take a nine-year-old gap. Right from the first frame, he impresses you big time. Even after all these years, Chiru’s screen presence, comedy timing, and performance have not gone down one bit.
Be it his crazy dialogues or stunning dance moves, everything will make mega fans quite happy. Chiru’s performance during the emotional scenes and climax bring a lot of depth to the film. Kajal looks gorgeous in the film and nicely suits the frame with Chiru. Not once do you feel that the pairing looks odd.
The first half of the film is quite breezy with a thumping interval block. Credit should also go to Devi Sri Prasad for giving a superb music score as all the songs will be hugely loved by all. Especially, the situation turns euphoric during the last song where Charan makes an entry.
One can easily say that the villain is a huge weak link for the film. Probably, a better star actor should have been a good match for Chiru’s star power. There are no solid confrontational scenes between the hero and the villain which would have elevated the film to another level.
Though the problems of farmers are elevated well, the solution given during the climax looks quite cleashed. Also, the story of the film is normal and does not have any interesting twists. The second half of the film gets a bit serious and slows down during the climax.
As said earlier, Devi rocks big time with his music. The icing on the cake is his background score which elevates the film to a decent level. Special credit should go to DOP Ratnavelu for capturing Chiru in a stunning way and makes you go in disbelief that Chiru is actually a 60-year actor. Dialogues by Sai Madhav Burra are massy and give the front benchers some happy moments. Production values by Ram Charan are top notch. He has not compromised one bit for the film as the song locations and visuals look top notch.
Styling done for Chiru by his daughter Sushmita is superb as the mega star looks quite young and carries all the vibrant colors nicely. Special mention should go to all the choreographers who have done a superb job in the songs. Each song has some stylish moments and Chiru brings the house down on fire with his signature steps.
Coming to the director Vinayak, he has done a wonderful job with the film. Kudos to him for adapting the remake according to Chiru’s stature and presenting him in a way which fans were missing from a long time. Right from Chiru’s performance to showcasing the farmers’ problems, Vinayak has narrated the film in a decent way. Had he tightened the second half and wrapped up the climax quickly, the effect would have been even better.
On the whole, Khaidi No 150 is a typical mass entertainer. The film is set to take record openings and has everything that we expect from a star hero like Chiranjeevi. He makes a thumping comeback and proves that even at this age he can give every star hero a run for their money. If you ignore the predictable story line and dull climax, Chiru’s one man show, superb songs, and a good message makes this film a good watch this festival season.
Khaidi No. 150 Live Updates:
2.40 AM : Movie was Over with Good Climax along Social Message. Its a pongal festival to all mega fans
2.37 Am: It’s quite a treat to watch ‘Mega Star’ in such a commercial and social message oriented film. However, the movie has its flaws and they are completely overshadowed by Chiranjeevi’s screen presence. Definitely, a treat for fans of Chiranjeevi!
2.26 Am: Court issues order in favor of Village and we have a ‘Happy Ending’.
02: 23 AM : Farmers Issue Superbly Show Cased Using Media VV VINAYAK’S TAKING
02:13 AM : Time For a Comedy Fight…. Fights madyalo chiru comedy, Mannersims Extraordinary Goosebumps… Vintage Chiru is Back
02:05 AM : Last song was Superb. Shekar master guest appearance. Ammadu lets kummudu.. full of sounds with whistles.
2:00 AM: One of the best ever action scenes. Here comes the most awaited COIN FIGHT sequence. This will go down the history for sure!
01:56 AM : Interesting Court scene about Farmers. nagababu as judge.
01: 53 AM : ఆహ్ నవ్వే వాళ్లకు చెప్పు ఏడ్చే రోజు వస్తుంది అని….#bossisback #KhaidiNo150 course confrontation scenes excellent
01:47 Am: Some emotions scene all around. He gets a sign on documents and goes to the MNC. Time for climax heavy duty action scene.
01:45 AM :Some sentiments Scenes are On #NeeruNeeru Song In between on farmers problems.
01: 27 AM : Time for 2nd Half VV Vinayak Elivation GOOSE BUMPS!
Megastar Unchanged…. Perfect blend of Dances, fights, comedy timing and emotional scenes..
one man show
Good first half 👍🏻👍🏻#KhaidiNo150
— Sriram Varma (@sriramForU) January 10, 2017
01:16 AM : Now its time for Interval. First Half Good as like Katti.
01:14 AM : Lions Club Scene on Farmers Hope…Nazar Entry
01:07 AM : It’s Time for 3rd song. Superb locations.
01:02 AM : Villain Entry, Land Issues. 25 Crores Offer to Chiru Expressions
1:00 AM : Comedy Scenes Between Ali and Brahmanandam.
12:55 AM: Brahmanandam Entry hilarious.
12:45 AM : Chiru makes a plan and he changes with innocent chiranjeevi. So that cops might arrest the inncocent chiru then original thief chiru wil be free.
12:40 AM : After Kajal Entry. Its time for second Song.. Sannajaji BGM Adurs…Shoe lace steps good.
12:35 AM : 2nd Chiru Entry Starts in Hospital.. named as K. Shankar
12:33 AM : Rattalu Song Starts. Boss Steps super
12:32 AM : Chiru meets kajal in airport and fell in love. Romance seens starts. Chiru meets his look alike and some goons shoot him and he is admitted to the hospital by thief chiru.
12: 30 AM : Chiru escapes from jail and went to his friend Ali’s work place and asked to prepare fake passports to fly out of india.
12: 25 AM : Chiranjeevi Said to police that guess how he would have escapes from jail. In this Between time Chiru Escapes.
12:25 AM : Chiranjeevi Escapes From jail many times. Police worries about to catch him. Blueprint scene. Chiranjeevi visualizes the Jail with the blueprint. DSP has done a good job with background score.
12:07 AM : Chiranjeevi entry with Jail Break Sequence. Chiru Left from jail and police chases him.
12:05 : Movie Run Time 2hours 27 minutes.
12:04 AM : Khaidi No 150 Movie Premier Shows Have started in UAE & USA Theaters
Khaidi No 150 Full Movie Review:
It is an action thriller film, which is directed by VV Vinayak and produced by Ram Charan under the banner Konidela Production Company. The flick is a remake of blockbuster Tamil film Kaththi, which revolves around the story of a petty criminal (Chiranjeevi), who escapes from jail. He plans to run away to a foreign country, but drops his plan after meeting a girl (Kajal Aggarwal) at the airport.
He comes across his lookalike (Chiranjeevi), who is being shot by a group of thugs. He admits the latter to a hospital and decides to impersonate him after learning that his lookalike is a post-graduate in hydrology and wants to help farmers in his village, which is under threat of being occupied by an MNC, which wants to construct a factory. How he fights for the villagers forms the crux of the story.
Khaidi no. 150 Story:
Chiranjeevi is a criminal in Chenchalguda central Jail(Hyderabad) and escapes after helping police catch another criminal. After escaping and on parole with his friend, Chiranjeevi encounters his doppelganger(double role) being shot by thugs. To escape from police parole, Chiranjeevi disguises himself as his doppelganger and goes to an old age home to live his life. He then encounters villagers whose only hope for irrigation and water supply was the petition filed by Chiranjeevi’s doppelganger. Moved by the villagers and their problems, Chiranjeevi(the Khaidi) solves all their problems in unique ways and highlights the issue to national media. Kajal Aggarwal plays the love interest of Khaidi. How did Khaidi help the villagers and what happened to his other doppelganger forms the rest of the story.
Highlights and Positives:
- Boss is back(Chiranjeevi’s antics and moves)
- Songs and dance
- Some emotional scenes with Villagers
Negatives and Minus points:
- Interruption of songs in between Story
- Over the top action scenes
- Comedy sequences
- Making the story of poor villagers commercial rather than keeping it serious
The audience say that Khaidi No 150 has an interesting story with a beautiful message to the society. The director has remained faithful to the original story, but has made some minor changes in the screenplay to suit the taste of Telugu filmgoers. Some comedy and romance scenes keep the viewers entertained in the first half. The story gets serious in the second half, which is very engaging.
Chiranjeevi, who is making his comeback to acting after 10 years, has played dual roles in Khaidi No 150 and has delivered a wonderful performance. He impresses the viewers with his young looks, action, dance and dailogue delivery. Kajal Aggarwal, who appears as his love interest, has done justice to her role and her glamour and chemistry with Chiru are among the highlights of the film, say the audience.
As an antagonist, Tarun Arora has done a good job and he is an asset to Khaidi No 150. Brahmanandam, Posani Krishna Murali, Ali and Prudhviraj’s comedy timing is among the big attractions of the film. Ram Charan, VV Vinayak and Lakshmi Rai made special appearances and they are also assets of the movie, say the audience.
Quick Review of Khaidi No. 150: Though entertaining, all the commercial elements made the emotions skip from the movie making it a commercial mass entertainer rather than a honest attempt at storytelling.
Khaidi No 150 has superb production values. The soundtracks, background score, picturisation, amazing choreography of dance and action are the big attractions of the technical front, say the viewers. We bring to you some filmgoers’ verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Here is the live update of Khaidi No 150 movie review by audience:
Ravi Shankar @blockbusterray
#KhaidiNo150 first half ok second half superb . Songs fights n mega star acting peaks . Camera work top class #KhaidiNo150 will be Chiru came back film for sure superb run time is also a big plus no lag in the movie . Sure shot Hit to super hit film
Megastar screen presence and acting will be , Dances arrachakam, overallga allrounderga come back #KhaidiNo150 Songs r visual treat *me me u& me grace movements *rattalu and ammadu songs mass Climax fight kevv #KhaidiNo150 Boss will satisfy you in every aspect of an actor abilities ☺ rest manam chuskundham ✋ #KhaidiNo150FromJan11th Dances will be mindblowing..you will get to know why hes called as Indias alltime greatest dancer ☺ #KhaidiNo150
Umair Sandhu @sandhumerry
Saw #KhaidiNo150 at UAE Censor Board Office ! Hatsoff to Mega Star #Chiranjeevi ! King is Back with Bang. A Fantastic film ! #Chiranjeevi Star Power + Terrific Story & Dialogues + Rocking Music by @ThisIsDSP + Paisa Vasool Action Stunts = #KhaidiNo150 SUPERHIT ☆☆☆☆
Lab Reports @Inside_Infos
Average 1st half Too good 2nd half #KhaidiNo150