The Cast and Crew
Nagarjuna, Trisha, Mamta Mohandas, Deepak, Srihari, Brahmanandam, Geeta, Jayaprakash Reddy, Venumadhav, Chandramohan, Bharath, Krishna Baghavan, Shayaji Shinde, and others
Story: Kona Venkat, Gopi Mohan
Dialogues: BVS Ravi
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Prasad Murella
Lyrics: Ramajogayya Shastri, Sahiti
Choreography: Brinda, Rajashekar, Shobi
Fights: Ram – Lakshman
Executive producer: Akkineni Venkataratnam
Produced by: D Sivaprasad Reddy
Banner: Kamakshi Kala Movies
Screenplay and directed by: Sreenu Vytla
A true Tollywood formula film with contrived situations laced with an overdose of comedy.
The story has two parts: One – Raja Chandrapratap Varma addressed as King (Nagarjuna) is the heir of an erstwhile kingdom and presently taking care of the family business. While on a trip to North India, he gets killed by Swapna (Mamta Mohandas) in collusion with an enemy of the royalty.
Two – Bottu Seenu (Nagarjuna) arrives on the screen and presented as street corner goon. He is in love with Shravani (Trisha) who happens to be the Sister of an underworld don (Srihari).
In order to be in the good books of the don for the sake of his love for Shravani, Seenu poses as Sharat a software engineer.
The rest of the story deals with solving the murder mystery of King.
Nagarjuna assayed his role with his now well-known stylistic fashion. None of these three roles have any substance for Nagarjuna to come out with his acting prowess, except indulging in one comic caper after another.He is at ease in all the three roles.
Trisha is her usual glamourous self. Mamatha has too many second lead roles these days to showcase her acting potential. Srihari and Brahmanandam steal the show. All other actors are adequate in their roles.
Sreenu Vaitla has nothing in the story except stereotyped characters and the largely predictable storyline moves forward on the strength of comedy episodes. Because of old-wine-in-a-new-bottle sort of so-called twists and turns makes watching the pre-climax portion a tedious exercise.
There is nothing noteworthy to write about music, cinematography, editing and audiography in this comedy caper of a cinema.
This mass masala movie, with an overdose of comedy and a storyline put together by an overconfident director, makes the viewing of the film a bit tedious here and there. King is strictly a time-pass film.
2.75 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar