Kushi Review: This Sweet Love Story About Our Differences Needed More Originality

Ram Srikar

Kushi Wants to Keep The Mood Pleasant and Gleeful

The light-hearted mood ensures that the film is pleasing and easily watchable for the most part, even though large chunks of it are not unique by any means.

Generic but breezy

Viplav (Vijay Deverakonda) and Aaradhya (Samantha) come from families with different ideologies. Viplav comes from an atheist family and Aaradhya’s Father is a Hindu Guru. 

It's a Delightful, Relevant Premise

In fact, the film's interval centered on a common belief or, say, superstition, that a black cat is a bad omen, is a wonderful, funny touch. But to get there, we need to sit through a large chunk of the generic first-act set in Kashmir.

The Central Conflict Needed More Depth

Things become interesting and dramatic when the families get involved. It's fascinating how the marriage of Viplav and Aaradhya becomes a tool for their fathers and ideological rivals, to prove each other wrong

When The Magic Works, Logic Can Rest 

Kushi is never melodramatic, making it Shiva Nirvana's most controlled and mellow film yet. And what the film does with its climax is delightful.