Keshava – Decent Suspense Thriller

Release Date: 19th May 2017
Sudheer Varma
Music Director: 
Sunny MR
Nikhil, Ritu Varma, Isha Koppikar
Abhishek Nama

Rating – 3.0/5.0

Actor Nikhil Siddhartha’s highly-anticipated film Keshava is now released and already gaining positive buzz across various social media platforms. Let’s see how it is.


  • Nikhil, he did a splendid job as a serial killer. The way he does the murders with intense looks is just amazing. He carries the subtle yet intense emotions right from the first frame and maintains them till the last.
  • Ritu Varma, though she was given a short role she delivered a convincing performance and adds the glamor quotient to the flick.
  • Screenplay, it is taut and well narrated. Briefing up the film in the form of chapters is quite impressive.
  • Isha Koppikar, she did a convincing act as an investigating officer and impresses us big time with her aggressive emotions.
  • First Half, this is the most intriguing part of the flick and also holds a decent amount of humor. Even the interval bang makes you more curious to know what’s going to happen next.
  • Music & BGM, which is pretty clean & decent and elevates the scenes right at the spot.
  • Cinematography, it is top notch. Visuals are extremely intensifying.
Keshava Movie still
A still from Keshava


  • The storyline, which is quite conventional and simple. One can easily explain the story of this film within few seconds.
  • Direction, since this flick has a tiny storyline, the entire flick depends on its screenplay. Sudheer Varma did an excellent job by handling the first half with a racier screenplay. The pace drops down while coming to the second half. The vengeance gets cliched and the climax gets hurried up. Logic takes back seat at few instances and protagonist having the heart at the right side in the chest adds no value to the plot considering his acts.


On the whole, Keshava is another experimental subject from Nikhil which is good at bits and pieces. Innovative and taut screenplay with intensifying performances from the lead cast makes this film an ONE TIME WATCH.