Nithin and Yami Gautam's "Courier Boy Kalyan" (CBK), which was delayed for over a year, has garnered negative reviews and average ratings from film critics.
"Courier Boy Kalyan" is a romantic action film. Prabhu Deva's assistant Premsai has made his debut as an independent director and has also written its story. The movie is about a courier delivery boy who heads against all the odds to deliver a package that will impact lives of many. The run-time of the film is less than two hours.
Critics are impressed with the unique storyline of "Courier Boy Kalyan" that has not been explored in Tollywood before. But its dragging narration, predictable plot, forced songs and comedy scenes are some aspects that have disappointed the critics, who have blamed the debutant director for these drawbacks.
Nithin's sterling performance and short run-time are two saving graces for the movie, say the critics. The film has been rated an average 2.56 out of 5 stars. We bring you the verdict of some critics. Here is the "Courier Boy Kalyan" movie review roundup:
Nithiin looks the part of a helpless guy caught in a tangle and shows his mettle as an actor. The background score and cinematography are good too. But the film itself could have been so much better had it stayed true to the plot and genre.
Plus points are Nithin, basic plot and a couple of thrilling episodes in the second half. The romance thread in the film offers no freshness. Though the length is 104 minutes, there is still a need to edit songs and a few irrelevant comedy episodes. The screenplay should have been more arresting. On a whole, Courier Boy Kalyan is an attempt to blend in family elements and romance to an interesting thriller story.
When you try to induce unnecessary commercial elements in a very interesting and engaging concept, the result is Courier Boy Kalyan. The film which could been a decent thriller is seriously obstructed with the arrival of songs and a hurried up climax. But a breezy first half, and some engaging thrills salvage the film which ends up as just an ok watch.
Nithin's presence and the short runtime are the only plusses in this otherwise boring movie that doesn't take itself seriously. A huge disappointment for the audience who go with expectations looking at the names like Gautham Menon associated with it. You can wait for the Courier to be delivered at your home rather than running to the theaters.
While director Premsai did have a story that had a lot of potential, he fails to use it to the optimum extent and ends up giving the audience a rather flavourless film.