The rising star Neenasam Sathish and director Pradeep Raj, who is credited with delivering good village subjects like Kiraataka, have come together for a film which has a title of Crazy star Ravichandran`s old super hit film Anjada Gandu.
Though the movie is the revised edition of the 90`s love stories, where social importance controls families and jeopardizes love between two people and how friends help the estranged lovers, Anjada Gandu with its comedy elements manages to woo the audience to a certain extent.
A hilarious love story set in the backdrop of a village, Neenasam Sathish (Santhu) plays a typical village guy, who assists his father in construction work. Santhu, has always loved this girl (though it`s a one sided love) in the neighbourhood- Subiksha (Geetha), whose father and uncles are the dons of the village.
Our hero has the tendency to exaggerate things with lies, and hence is successful at proving that Geetha and he are in love to his friends. This lie of his complicates certain issues and poses a big problem to him. At one point of time, when Santhu decides to reveal his love to Geetha, her rejection comes as a shocker to him and in the process he learns that her family has arranged her marriage with an influential man.
His friends believing that Geetha is being forced for the marriage, kidnap her and further things complicate to the worse situations. How Santhu deals with this issue and if he will be able to get his love or not forms the rest of the story.
Neenasam Sathish who needs no introduction for his humour and his village boy avatar is the highlight of the film. Anjada Gandu definitely provides Sathish, the platform he is aspiring for - lead roles in movies. He is sure to be seen in lead roles for many years from now. Subiksha makes her debut in Sandalwood with Anjada Gandu and though she doesn`t mesmerize the audience, her potential as an actor is visible.
Comedians like Raju Talikote, Chikkanna and the old hand Honavalli Krishna have a leading hand on grasping the audience attention with their work. TS Nagabharana and Suman are a perfect choice for their respective roles.
Seems like remakes work better for Pradeep Raj who is happy with his comeback. Though the music is just an average element, the movie as a package is quite entertaining and worth a watch for once.
Verdict: Above average