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Moggina Manasu – Good in parts

Posted by harino1 on July 24, 2008

The second film from ‘Mungaru Male’ producer E.Krishnappa coming on the screen after a battle with the regional censor board with U/A certificate from Tribunal is good in some parts. The routine style of narration of teenage girls crossing limits and parents getting worried is out of date subject. Having four cases of teenage girls the director tries to hold a mirror to the society in an avant-garde style. The style of narration is not absorbing and it is easily imaginable. It is a freak out time for teenage girls and boys but highly tension ridden life for parents.

Director Shashank catches up with this and makes a prolonged narration. At drop of a hat everything is understandable today. For such atmosphere here there is no point in consuming more time. The home work of the director Shashank who directed ‘Sixer’ in the last year is not of high quality. The high quality he gets from cinematography and music department of course there are some pretty looking girls on screen.

Passing out SSLC girls Renuka Devi (Shuba Punj) and Chanchala (Radhika Pandit) join the Queens College for pre university study. After initials pranks from Sanjana (Sangeetha Shetty) and Deeksha (Manasi) the first year degree students all the four become thick friends.

Insistence on having a boy friend for Renuka and Chanchala although not acceptable is enforced in the film by the director Shashank with no social responsibility. After having a boy friend what is the state of affairs in life? It is ditching for Renuka Devi who commits suicide while Chanchala showing affection to singer Rahul (Yashas) withdraws from her decision at this stage to prosper in her studies. Facing the dejection is the situation of popular singer Rahul now. Rahul waits after a beating but in the end to get back Chanchala.

Radhika Pandit the newcomer is a treat to watch. She has the right ability and surely reaches the top spot. Shuba Punj in an innocent role is very attractive. Manasi and Sangeetha Shetty are cool in their roles. As the caring parents Achyuth Rao and Sudha Belawadi show good support. Master Kishen the child prodigy in a small role is attractive. Among the new boys Jedi Nagaraj has the perfect looks. Others are fit for supporting character roles. Sharan comedy is boring and senseless.

Two other fabulous contributions are from cinematography by K.S.Chandrasekhar and melody king Mano Murthy. Among all the songs Male Baruvahagidhe Manaveega Hadidhe….is rich in melody, lyrics and there is visual treat.

For the teenage trauma and throwing the dreams at whims and fancies ‘Moggina Manasu’ is a half hearted attempt.

Scoring 6/10


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Minchina Ota – Unconvincing

Posted by harino1 on July 14, 2008

Director AMR Ramesh got laurels for good cinematography done by Randy in ‘Cyanide’ and he continues it in ‘Minchina Ota’. Thanks to cinematographer of high caliber P.Rajan this time. His work is the only redeeming feature of the film. The siblings Vijaya Raghavendra and Srimurali for the first time do not set a tall order. The lack of good story and usual screenplay is a big bottleneck of this film.

For the trumpeting what the director AMR Ramesh made has not given the triumphant results. His over confidence and immature thoughts gobbled a few crores of rupees. Why the senior producer Sa.Ra.Govindu was not vigilant on the making of this film? This is not the time to make a film with very low standards. The involvement of siblings Vijaya Raghavendra and Srimurali is also lacking. At least they could have given some refreshing thoughts for the film. It is nothing but just one more addition to their list of films.

What this action packed ‘Minchina Ota’ says – Bhadra (Srimurali) and Vijay (Vijay Raghavendra) are at loggerheads. What is the strong reason? The director has forgotten to add. Lakshmi Rai the bubbly tall beauty has liking to slum living Bhadra. Vijay is interested in Lakshmi Rai but the humanity of Bhadra earns the love of Lakshmi Rai. Hesitantly Bhadra agrees to love Lakshmi Rai but Vijay on the other hand unknowingly that Lakshmi Rai is the sister of strong underworld don Rai in Mumbai inform him to see the end of Bhadra.

The major attack that follows from Rai gang puts down Bhadra severely hurt. Lakshmi Rai begs her brother not kill Bhadra and agrees to come with him to Mangalore. She even agrees for the marriage in Mangalore. At one corner of her heart she is optimistic that Bhadra will come to take her.  Vijay knowing the pure love of Bhadra and Lakshmi Rai prior to this attack comes forward to give medical aid to Bhadra. Vijay even gives three bottles of blood to save Bhadra from death bed.

After recouping from severe blows it is time for Bhadra to reach Lakshmi Rai who is in Mangalore. Vijay also accompany Bhadra in the car and it is chasing time. As the caption of the film indicates it is ‘Live to Chase and Chase to Live’. The Rai gang is very cautious on the moves of Bhadra gives him all sorts of trouble on the way. The big tormentor is the heavy truck driven by Rahul Roy who is given task of finishing off Bhadra. Against all odds Bhadra and Vijay reach underworld Rai spot in Mangalore. Rai is convinced that Bhadra can look after his sister very well.

A highly talented Vijay Raghavendra is not used properly in this film. The heroism is attributed to his brother Srimurali. When the siblings do not have equal roles where was the need to bring them together? Srimurali is splendid in action scenes. He has built the physique accordingly. Rangayana Raghu and Umasri combination is tortuous. Others do not deserve any mention.

The car hitting the train last bogie is not chilling. What the director explained has not come out on the screen.

V.Manohar is able to give only two lovely tunes. The main hero of the film is cinematographer P.Rajan. There are some beautiful shots that look like paintings on the screen. He is sure to be in the competition for awards.

AMR Ramesh it is time you make better films and save the sincere producers like Sa.Ra.Govindu. You have disappointed completely in ‘Minchina Ota’.

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Meravanige – Must see

Posted by harino1 on July 14, 2008

Director of two box office hit films ‘Arasu and Akash’ (both Puneeth Rajakumar and Ramya starring films) in Kannada Mahesh Babu has extended his dexterity in direction once again in his third film ‘Meravanige’. He has made a good screenplay, defined the roles very well, selected the right artists including the debutant Andrita Ray, looked at the right locations and technicians to make ‘Meravanige’ for producer Kantharaj. If the trend of Mahesh Babu continues like this he will be one of the rare directors to make the film according the pulse of the audience. A worth watching film and paisa vasool guaranteed!

The bubbly Nandini (Andrita Ray) and shining Vijay (Prajwal Devaraj) are at loggerheads in the college days. Nandini’s father Avinash is ACP while Vijay’s father Bhanuprakash is DCP. They are very good colleagues in the police department. Vijay has the knack of tackling anything in a novel style. One and only kidnap he makes for question papers of Commerce subject in the college lands him in piquant situation. Nandini hates him very much for this foul practice. Around this time Vijay’s father and Nandini’s father looking for terrorists surround the dangerous Basheer brother in a shoot out and bring him to the lock up. Basheer is on the look out for the end of ACP and DCP is expected. When Vijay notice that his father is about to be gunned down he traces the culprits and hand over another important companion of Basheer to the police. Knowing the valiance of Vijay the ACP and DCP decide to arrange for the marriage of their son and daughter.

Vijay agrees for his father opinion and Nandini is ready to meet Vijay at coffee day to discuss on the marriage. Both of them are shocked when they meet. They throw tantrums at each other once again but before they leave the place they are kidnapped. Vijay and Nandini the estranged friends who are supposed to become life partners in the eyes of their parents are in the dense forest that is controlled by Basheer and his gang. Vijay proves that he is tough guy to tie down. He escapes with Nandini but they are lost in the dense forest. Still disliking in the difficult times Vijay and Nandini after reels reach the situation where in Vijay shows how immensely he is in love with Nandini. In fact Nandini was also secretly in love with Vijay but that does not bring them to the marriage hall. Basheer and gang extend their rigorous search and on the other hand the police department looking at the torture of Nandini CD clipping sent traces the hideouts. Vijay in the nick of the moment finds the route to reach home. He sends Nandini in a stranger vehicle but that stranger is the informant of Basheer. Nandini is in the captivity of Basheer and Vijay on the other side is looking for Basheer gang. At this time the police reach with a truce plan. The bloody battle turns very interesting for the front benchers.

This is the perfect kind of role for Chocó faced Prajwal Devaraj. He has improved considerably in his fourth film in dialogue delivery. He is too good in action and romance is also cake walk for him. He has the timing for comedy too. The Chaco bar chocolate is the pretty looking Andrita Ray. A very beautiful looking Andrita Ray is good in her expressions and dance. She has freaked out in a song that reminds actress Malashri’s ‘Nanjundi Kalyana’ song Olage Seridhare Gundu…the song still popular. Andrita has minimum of costumes in this film because she is kidnapped and kept in the forest with Prajwal. Kannada film industry has got a diligent actress.

Bhanuprakash, Avinash, Sadhu Kokila, Komalkumar and Ravi Kale have done their roles very well. Vidya Murthy and Srisudha are apt in the mother roles.

V.Manohar has given three lovely tunes. The mixture of a song with hero and heroine singing on their way to meet is a good thought. The cinematography by Mahesh Talkad is impressive.

On the whole ‘Meravanige’ is a nice entertainer.

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Nee Tata Na Birla – Could have been better

Posted by harino1 on July 14, 2008

Director Nagendra Magadi Pandu is influenced by various comedy films and situations that evoke laughter. He has the age old theme but does not convince despite of having two well known stars V.Ravichandran and Jaggesh. He has not baked the script properly and it looks jaded. How long we can see the similar themes. At least good comedy situations would have been a well thought proposition. Even in this director Nagendra Magadi has failed miserably.

Fooling people and at the same time helping the needy Ravi and Jaggu are traced by a don for meeting his requirements. The deal is fixed for Rs.40 lakhs for Ravi and Jaggu. They are supposed to trace the code numbers of two beautiful lasses Pooja working in Jet Airways and Jennifer working in Kingfisher. They dupe both the girls but unfortunately they will not having the code numbers. The joining of respective wives of Ravi and Jaggu further creates confusion. The house on rent Ravi and Jaggu living also create confusion with the entry of actual owner. Finally it is a big battle and frank admission. The trace of secret code number by police solves the confusion annoying the viewers.

Ravichandran and Jaggesh have acted according to director Pandu. They have put on weight and struggle to emote. Urvashi as a cook in the film has not got the right kind role. For Jennifer it is a fashion parade showing her legs. Pooja, Keerthi Chawla, Nikitha and Jyothi Rana have nothing much to do. Sadhu Kokil, Bullet Prakash comedy is tolerable but not the over all length of the film.

Gurukiran has not offered one good tune for remember. Cinematography by Ramesh Babu looks colorful on the screen.

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Kamannana Makkalu – It is a mediocre

Posted by harino1 on July 14, 2008

Producer cum director Gurudut estimating the demand of Sudeep, Rockline Venkatesh and Doddanna fans in Karnataka has given a right preparation with very lively moments in ‘Kamannana Makkalu’. Strongly inspired from Tamil film ‘Majaa’ (starring Vikram produced by Rockline Venkatesh) this film is a revenge saga. There are many shoddy situations that could have been deleted so that the film would have looked crisp and clean. The dialogues are loud for all the key artists.

Kamanna (Doddanna) has brought up Ramanna (Sudeep) and Kittanna (Rockline Venkatesh) from childhood. All the three are efficient thieves. One fine day they all decide to give up their profession of stealing and settle down in some other place. They are traveling in a lorry that develops mechanical defect in the midst of a forest on a dark night. To their destiny they find a house in the next morning to live. This is the house of Kanaka (Vaibhavi). Her father is facing a difficult situation in front of the village chieftain. The stay of trio in this house gives some relief and courage to the distressed family. The trio – Kamanna and his two sons barge on chieftain and solves the litigation further enrages the village chieftain. The trio decides to stay in this village thereafter doing cultivation. In a fare Ramanna ties the mangalasutra to Gayathri daughter of village chieftain just because he liked her evokes noise. The village chieftain give up his harshness for the sake of his daughter Gayathri and if the audience think everything is OK and it will lead to marriage hall they are mistaken. The director brings in mistaken identity and a villain at this point of time. Siblings Ramanna and Kamanna turn temporary enemies and the villain a relative of Gayathri wants to marry her at any cost. The stage is set for a battle in which ‘Kamannana Makkalu’ wins.

Here is a right kind of film Sudeep fans are looking for. The dialogue, looks and action of Sudeep cheer up the fans. Rockline Venkatesh the noted producer who had given up acting after a few films in the past matches the role. Doddanna wins in the dialogue delivery and natural acting. Ramesh Bhat is as usual in the supporting role. Vaibhavi has the mesmerizing looks but she has not been used properly in this film. Deepu as counterpart to Sudeep looks good. Sadhu Kokila comedy is bit irritating.

There are only two songs worth hearing. The splendid outdoor location is a treat to the eyes. The wrong Kannada grammar atop the lorry should have been corrected.

This is a fairly good entertainer.

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One Way Ticket – An average fare with a cold ‘finale’

Posted by harino1 on July 10, 2008

Fans associations had been always crucial in ensuring an awesome opening for those movies, which star their favorite on screen demigods. Especially in Mollywood, stars and their fans share an unique and interesting relationship .What director Bibin Prabhakar was trying to explore through his movie ‘One Way Ticket’  was this interesting relationship between a superstar and his fan, which ultimately results in the star making some important amendments in the life of his fan. But mishmash in plot points, the culmination to the story and the note on which the film ends mars the impact of the film completely, making it an average fare.

The movie has Prithviraj as Jehangir, the district president of Mammootty fans association. Popularly called by the name Kunjapoo, he is the third rank holder in Plus two examinations. He was forced to become a taxi jeep driver, due to the dismal financial conditions of his family consisting of three sisters and widowed mother, for whom he was the only savior. Kunjappoo had made it a point to harass his uncle Bava Haji, by projecting stories about his love with Bava Haji’s daughter Sajira and spreading false stories about his plans to marry her. But Haji is hell bend on bringing up some proposal to keep Kunjappo away from his daughter. His trusted aides broker Sakath Beeran (Salim Kumar) and Kanakkapillai Salahudeen (Jagadheesh) is always up to something in this direction.

Kunjapoo accidentally falls for a girl, who comes for an ‘Oppana’ dance at one of his friend’s marriage. Mislead about her as ‘Rasiya’, he tries to track her whereabouts. This news comes as a big relief to Bava Haji, who immediately reaches Rasiya’s house and officially announce her   relation with Kunjapoo and plans for the marriage. But later Kunjappo realizes that it was another girl named Sunanda (Bhama) whom he mistook as Rasiya, while agreeing for the marriage. Kunjappoo turns away from the deal and Bava Haji is now forced to marry off his only son with Rasiya.

Sunanda on the other hand, has her share of   problems. His venomous uncle Karunakaran Ezhuttachan (Thilakan) is hatching plans to get her agree to marry his widower son (Nishanth Sagar), and thus seize her huge family fortune. Even though Kunjappoo and Sunanda part ways initially, they cross each other’s path at regular intervals, try to find solace in others’ arms.

And ultimately Kunjapoo is destined to become the savior of the girl, whose father has already been murdered and her mother, at the verge of another fatal disease. How Kunjaapoo works out plans to save her with the help of the real superstar, whom he admires, forms the plot the film. The film has a freeflow   till the half way with rollicking comedy from Jagathy, Salimkumar and Jaffer Idukki. But thereafter the story comes to a screeching halt and starts focusing on the romantic side   than the story of fanships and ends up without fireworks as an ordinary fare.

The second hour drags and the climax would’ve been better, realistic to be precise. The final reels has been extremely pathetic with wayward screenplay coupled with  plastic performances .The poor  treatment of  the script  in the final reels, written without any attention to details  ruins the chances   of  an other wise safer movie. A fine-tuned performance from Prithviraj saves the film from becoming a much bigger dud. He plays his part, particularly the lighter comic sequences with amazing timing and ease.

In fact, the actor has graduated to a natural actor to the core, handling the most complex scenes with flourish.  The other silver lining in the film is the presence of Mammootty who does an eventful cameo, which couldn’t raise the expected applause. Bhama, as the love interest, has some significance in the beginning, but she is totally lost by the end of the film. Thilakan as Bhama’s uncle fails to evoke the necessary villainy, with the director trying to dismantle the flashback sequences and present the story only through dialogues. Jagathy Sreekumar essays Radhika’s father, Bava Hajyar to perfection. Salim Kumar, Jagadheesh and Jaffer Idukki handle the comic department proficiently

But the technical side remains average with even cinematographer Vipin Mohan’s work, so tailor-made with   old fashioned wide shots. The background score by Raja Mani is jarring. Except for a couple of songs including the oppana song, the music by Raahul Raj is not up to mark. Ranjan Abraham also fails to sustain the interest, with the needed sharp cuts in the later half.

‘One Way Ticket’ is too ordinary a ticket for a fare that doesn’t leave any impression whatsoever. On the whole, it meets   the expectations partly. At the box-office too, the film will end up as   an average earner .See it once, if you have the time and inclination.

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Akasha Gange – A fine family entertainer

Posted by harino1 on June 13, 2008

Director Dinesh Baboo’s one of the best films in the career of 25 years ‘Akasha Gange’ is a wholesome entertainer with clean and tidy narration. How come this film stayed in the cans for two years? Distributor Haroon has taken the right step in releasing this family entertainer. Music is the cake and story is the cream of this film ‘Akasha Gange’.

The magic of trio – Dinesh Baboo, K. Kalyan and Deva who created the memorable ‘Amruthavarshini’ has worked out once again. What is notable is that only SPB and Chitra are the playback singers of this film for eight songs. No Ganja, Nigam and Udit in this film so catchy in lyrics and renderings. Every song in the film is melodious and meaningful. Director Dinesh Baboo brings in the shades of his own film ‘Chitra’ (especially the bedroom scene between Chaaya Singh and Mithun Tejaswi) but never disappoints in his touching and entertaining screenplay.

Lakshmi alias Beena (Chaya Singh) the child discarded in havoc is brought up by a Christian lady (played by Vanitha Vasu). As Lakshmi she comes to the house of Jayanthi as music teacher of a disciplined joint family in all respects. No one can say anything against to Jayanthi verdict. The main purpose of Lakshmi coming here is to get a nod of the leader of the family for her immense love to Sonu (Mithun Tejaswi). Lakshmi adheres to all the conditions and slowly earns a good name. The emergence of another relative in the family Smitha creates ripples for the lovers Lakshmi and Sonu. The tightly kept secret that Lakshmi is from a Christian family opens up and so is the love affair between Sonu and Lakshmi. Smitha checks the mind of Lakshmi and she is convinced that the love is pure and feels she should not barge in. How to explain it to the head of the family Jayanthi? As the days pass the intimacy of Lakshmi and Sonu further creates complications. Lakshmi is declared pregnant in the house is a dangerous issue to cope up. Meanwhile Jayanthi is up to the marriage between Sonu and Smitha. The complications piles up as big tension for audience get convincing answer. How the director releases complications one after the other is interesting part to watch on the screen.

Chaaya Singh is sure to get a few awards for her performance. The sober and soft looks of Chaya Singh, her ability to emote the glowing eyes are a treat to watch. Mithun Tejaswi is apt. But from tragic looks he should come out. Jayanthi as the head of the family has given a memorable performance. Dharma from shabby roles so far has been graduated to a better role. Smitha light up the moment when she is on the screen. This is her debut film but she has delivered her performance very well. It is Komal who keeps the audience laughing at least on half a dozen occasions.

Kalyan and Deva combination is another redeeming feature of this film. Chitra or SPB are likely to bag awards for singing from this film. Why only singers, cinematographer Ravi Suverna, director Dinesh Baboo should get the recognition in the right way for a beautiful piece of work in ‘Akasha Gange’.

Kuhu Kuhu Kogile…sung by Chitra, Manase Preethiya Manase….(Avamana has become Havamana) sung by SPB, Malli Malli…sung by SPB and Chitra are very melodious.

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Bandhu Balaga – Old Bottle Old Wine

Posted by harino1 on June 13, 2008

Once again banking on age old theme this film ‘Bandhu Balaga’ is targeted at family audience. The concept is very old and the making deserved to be better. The performances are very good the songs are placed at right time that has lot of meaning in it. The cinematography is not up to the mark and length of the film could have been pruned. Story writer Janardhana Maharshi has rehashed the Kannada film ‘Odahuttidavaru’ and cleverly got the nod of producers. When you look at the film at the outset a lot of changes could have been brought in to the film.

Subramanya (Shivarajakumar) the soft spoken darling of village people has a fond sister Annapurneshwari (Tejaswini). He wants the attendance of his brothers, sister in laws who are living in three different countries for the marriage of Annapurneshwari. The brothers in turn want a signature of Subramanya so that Rs.600 crore huge properties come to their custody. Subramanya born to the second wife of affluent Srinivasamurthy believes in good relations rather than money. To get the intimacy and courtesy he is forced to apply some breaks for his signature. The Indian made foreign brothers in the village torture Subramanya but the good deeds win. They all transform in better ways but the second wife of Srinivasamurthy – step mother of Subramanya and mother of three changed brothers take a drastic step.

Shivarajakumar hairstyle is not supporting his face. He has very few emotional scenes and in one place he stands without moving delivers dialogue looks shabby. The punching dialogues normally reserved for hero goes to actor Doddanna. Shashikumar, Dharma, Sumesh, Hema Chaudhary are good in their roles. Poonam Kaur in her first Kannada cinema is promising.

Hamsalekha has written two lovely songs and scored it melodiously. Ramesh Babu Cinematography should have been better. Director Naganna has to change his outlook in directing this kind of movie

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Neene Neene – Good in Parts

Posted by harino1 on June 13, 2008

This film by actor Shivadwaj in his debut as director is good in parts. The careful approach to the second half of the cinema could have made this film very interesting. There is some fine thinking to this media from Shivadwaj that is acknowledgeable. Ace director Dinesh Baboo doing his original task of cinematography gets him good marks. The birth of a new heroine to Kannada cinema from Aishwarya Nag is a welcome.

It is a mobile chatting and mobile love between Abisekh (Dhyaan) and Nandini (Aishwarya Nag). After a few pranks from Nandini it is time to fall in love. Nandini’s father a rich software guy Rajasekhar does not come in the way on hearing the whereabouts of his son in law. He only advises his daughter Nandini that the situation of her holding the suitcase in front of his house in depression should not happen. But that happens because of the various developments in the married couple life is not pleasant. Abisekh and Nandini are in trouble because of the mounting financial commitments. Abisekh surety for his friend loan lands him in police station. From then on Abisekh loses his temper. Nandini delivers a baby girl who is named as Misty. Nandini comes forward for sacrifice now. She joins a call center to support the financial crisis but it won’t work out for life in right direction. Abisekh suspects Nandini that makes her to leave the house to settle down in her father’s house. In the meantime Abisekh’s friend Dilipraj missing and not returned the loan surface and solves the deep neck problems of Abisekh. Abisekh decides to end his life after all humiliation. He comes to the spot where he bought Nandini after marriage. Nandini also comes here and express her wish. The estranged couple reunites in the end.

Dhyan is not only handsome but also delivered good performance. Aishwarya Nag in her debut looks cool, beautiful and has the ability to emote well. She is a new attractive addition to the heroine list. Ananthnag is sober in his role Sharan in his comedy tickle the funny bones.

The Eno Indho Eno Indhu Snehana Idhu Preethina…is very well written, composed and shot. Kusumari….song is well delivered. Srimurali has showed signs of promise in his debut film music. Dinesh Baboo gives a pleasant treat to the eyes.

Cut half an hour and speed is increased in the first and second half this is a wonderful film.

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Indhra – Routine masala film

Posted by harino1 on May 31, 2008

Now it has almost become very difficult to expect something novel from a box office actor like Darshan. A few peppy scenes, sentiment portion, strongly opposing the opponents, a few lilting tunes and major chunk of action and of course romancing with the beautiful lass are major constituents of action heroes. This is what fans ask for and box office demands. In ‘Indhra’ (remake of ‘Arasu’ Tamil film) Darshan repeats his earlier film ‘Gaja’ contents.

When an astute film viewer looks at something refreshing there is nothing. How long Darshan can repeat the routine films to his fans is the question that obviously strikes.

Rayanna and Indhra (both Darshan) are brothers. Rayanna living in the coastal area is a king maker. He has huge followers and his brother is very well educated. Rayanna is not tolerated by Mumbai dons as he is the hardship to their activities. Rayanna is attacked when he is traveling with the family by local dons. He will tolerate this insult on the peace measures of his brother Indhra but in one of the activities of dons the five innocent girls of a company where Indhra works are locked in prostitution case. This enrages both Rayanna and Indhra. When the real culprits are booked on the insistence of Rayanna the fury blows up resulting in the five innocent girls self immolation. There is utter chaos and mayhem again when Rayanna is attacked when he is traveling with his wife. Rayanna and his wife are brutally killed and this makes Indhra to settle scores with key don staying in Mumbai. After finishing a don in Mumbai Indhra settles down in a Brahmin colony in Srirangapatna. He is identified here by the police but he escapes after earning good from the people. The emergence of Cat Rama from prison makes Indhra to take on weapons once again. Indhra surrenders and he is given lesser punishment because he does what the law was supposed to do.

Darshan in double role for the first time is cool and killing. As an Iyengar he is cool and as Rayanna he is ferocious. For the first time the Dakshin Kannada belt Tulu language has come out perfectly from Darshan. In the action scenes he is matchless. Dancing with the sensuous Namitha Darshan looks grand. The second film of Namitha in Kannada is well crafted. She is a treat to watch in dance and song. Vinayaprasad, Ramesh Bhat, Bullet Prakash have given splendid support. After a long gap we have got a replacement for K.S.Ashwath kind of roles from Thimme Gowda. Kumari Pragna in a dumb role gathers attention.

Action director Ravi Verma has done some dangerous stunts that come in the second half. Darshan has taken part in the motorbike stunts self and it is really chilling.

V.Harikrishna fails in his music. Not even one song is worth remembering. A.V.Krishnakumar the prominent cameraman of Kannada cinema gives a splendid work.

Action lovers have a feast. That is ‘Indhra’.

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