Released date: 01 May 2014
Plot Summary: Kotha Janta is the story of a selfish guy, Sirish (Allu Sirish) and girl, Suvarna (Regina) who work in a Telugu TV channel as Program director and Creative director. The channel's MD, Rao Ramesh identify their talent and put them in a team. They become highly successful as expected. It was then a businessman (Posani) gives a lucrative offer to Sirish but only on a condition he should bring Suvarna along with him. Sirish fakes love with her to bring her along. What happens next forms the rest of the story.Allu Sirish showed no improvement from his first film, Gauravam. He has to go a long way in acting. There are few scenes he just puts on blank expression and rigid body language. Regina on the other side had delivered an excellent performance both in the first half and emotional scenes in the second half. Posani gets a cakewalk character. Saptagiri as usually rocked.
Rest of the characters are okay. The story of the movie offers nothing new but it is interestingly narrated. The first half passes of well, but a lackluster story and forced comedy in second half makes the movie weak. The screenplay is fast and moves on at a good pace hence becoming the saving grace for the movie. JB came up with a promising album for the film but the placement of songs is not effective. The rerecording is decent. Richard Prasad who stamped his authority in Swamy Ra Ra excelled once again in the film. His work is one of the major highlights of the film. The Production Values of Geeta Arts are too good as usual. Kotha Janta is all about entertainment. However, the movie fails to create an impact because of a lackluster story and nothing new treatment. Watch it if you have plenty of time to kill and plenty of patience to sustain Allu Sirish.
|Marthand K. Venkatesh|