Telugu Drama, Romance
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Review Summary: Overall Ko Ante Koti is below average film that lacks the final 'Kick'.

Average Critic Rating: (2.46)
Cast: Sharwanand , Priya Anand , Sri Hari
Director: Anish Kuruvilla
Release Date: 28 Dec 2012
Est. Budget: 15.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 25.0 CR

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KO ANTEY KOTI - All Reviews

Overall Ko Ante Koti is below average film that lacks the final 'Kick'.
Weak story, screen play and script failed to impress movie lovers. Anish's direction looked clueless. His screenplay was confusing to the core. Shakti Kanth's music is not at all attractive while Martand Venkatesh editing looked patchy and sticked with glue. Sharwanand spent lavishly since he produced the film
Cinema is indeed a business but it has become a gamble now. It has become worse than a game of cards, spending money on stories that lack sensible content and logic and spending crores despite knowing that it is a useless plot.
Anish Kuruvilla who earlier directed Avakai Biryani(2008) directed this flick. Sharvanand produced himself under “Sarvaa Arts” banner. Sharvanand and the team raised expectations with the Music, Promos and the publicity much before the movie’s release. The Movie received an ‘A’ certificate for the Violence and Coarse language used.
This movie has no scope overseas,this will be an out right rejection at the overseas window.It might be hard for the distributors to recover even the prints cost
Ko Antey Koti shows much promise with terrific visuals and good music. A good promise of different film is dogged down by incoherent treatment. A neo-noir kind of movie in Telugu, which has never been tried in Tollywood.
Talented actor Sharwanand is turning producer with the movie Ko Antey Koti, which has hit the marquee today. Directed by Anish Kuruvilla, the film has an interesting storyline and wonderful performances by the lead actors. But it might fail to impress you due to its slow and vague narration.
After Avakkai Biryani, Anish Yohan Kuruvilla switches genres with Ko Ante Koti and comes up with a crime and romance drama. This film has an ensemble caste with Srihari and Sharwanand in the lead roles and Priya Anand paired opposite Sharwanand.
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Sharwanand's Misjudgment as Producer.
Production values are good and it shows Sarvanand’s special interest in the project. Editing is Ok and could have been better. Music of Shaktikant is good and cinematography is natural.
Loses sheen as it progresses
The film takes off well with few good notable dialogues but the lead stars performances will never make you connect to the scenes. Few of the scenes involving Brahmanandam, Sarath Kumar scenes in the first half and a series of murders may create some interest but the inconsistent screenplay and untimely songs test the patience.
Telugu cinema’s tryst with neo-noir remains minimal and in the past five years, there have been very few films which were filled with anti-heros or characters who are too cynical going by the conventional standards. That’s perhaps the first thing which sets Ko Antey Koti apart.
The film happens to be the debut production venture of hero Sharwanand and the teaser set some high expectations. But as expected, the director has once again proved that he cannot direct a film. Right from the start, the film takes off on a very haphazard manner and even after fifteen minutes there is no clue what exactly is happening.
With confusing narration and terrible technical team effort ,this flick even lost to make it as one time watcher also.
Ko Antey Koti has some tight screenplay, which is the added advantage for the movie. The direction of Anish Yohan Kuruvilla is also okay. The dialogues in the movie are extraordinary.
Before a director puts his pen on paper and starts writing a story he has to be sure what genre of film he is going to work on. Once that is confirmed, the focus should be on plot making which is the backbone for any story. And then comes the rest of the aspects like scene composition, dialogues etc.
A neo-noir attempt that ends up as a mismatch of genres.
The Hindu
Ko Ante Koti makes a decent watch if you excuse the slow pace in first half!!!
Ko Ante Koti, which has an interesting story. It is some kind of film. It gives complete positive sense. The entire first half lacks focus and narration is unclear. The Weak first half is major drawback of the film. The whole movie is about a robbery.
Anish Kuruvilla chose a different storyline and interesting story. However the film suffers from weak screenplay as viewers get confused with the narration.
Ko Ante Koti - Variety Attempt
In an industry like ours where cliche is mass produced, when a filmmaker attempts a format that's rarely (perhaps never and does it reasonably successfully at that) been done before, can make you want to overlook everything else - will this movie click with the masses? Is there enough masala? Was the interval bang good enough?
The Times Of India
It's a little too nonchalant by normal Tollywood standards, so watch it if you are in the mood to watch something off the beaten track.
Anish Kurivilla has an interesting storyline and well-etched characterizations with good performers but he falters in the execution at times. The narration is uninteresting with slow pace and screenplay isn’t gripping enough which is required for such stories.
Cinematography is pleasing on the eyes. Background music is impressive and songs are well picturized. Anish is fine. Dialogues are good. Anish Kurivilla has taken a good concept and characters he had taken are also apt as per the story-line. But the way he executed is not up to the mark in many scenes.
Ko Antey Koti, which could have been a decent thriller, is seriously let down by poor execution. Super performances by Sri Hari and Sharwanand are sure shot plus points. On the flip side, lack of thrilling moments,bad character justification and a weak first half are major let downs. Finally, Ko Antey Koti is just a below average treat.
Watch Ko Ante Koti for its versatile content and Srihari, Sharwanand's performances.