Ram Venkat Srikar
Had any other filmmaker directed Keedaa Cola, I might have considered it to be a fine crime comedy, and it's highly likely that the glimpses of brilliance in it would have compelled me to look beyond the inner flaws.
forays into a more dramatic and high-octane crime comedy genre which allows him to heighten everything on display —from the wackiness in characterizations to the stakes in the situations and the energy in staging.
This is the first time a Tharun Bhascker film felt predictable, and that's mostly attributed to the constraints of the crime-comedy genre and its structure. His earlier films are a closer reflection of Tharun's personality and his style of filmmaking.
What follows is a mad adventure that keeps trying to amuse us by placing these outlandish characters in absurd situations, and it mostly succeeds on the humour front, despite being rough around the edges.
To see a filmmaker commit himself to the absurdity and craft these moments of silliness with a passion that's evident on screen. And there's a hilarious shot of Lancham (Rag Mayur) being kidnapped.