Sumanth Shailendra’s 'Dilwala' is definitely better than his previous film ‘Aata’. After seen in 'Aata' which released in 2011, Sumanth is seen getting back to big screen with ‘Dilwala’.
The major part of the film gives attention to the lead pair Sumanth Shailendra and Radhika Pandit and the romance that brews between them and it is the pure relation of love that is given the priority.
The story starts off where a young girl who is a farmer’s daughter enters the college and it is predictable to expect a campus love story. Prem (Sumanth), who is the son of a local don (Sharath Lohitashwa) falls in love with Preethi (Radhika Pandit). Preethi who had been sent to college strictly only for studies initially keeps away from such things but naturally our hero manages to win her heart. Prem who does not want his love to suffer because of his family feud with another rival gang keeps away from his love. How he then handles the dispute between the rivals and rejoins his love forms the climax of the story.
The dialogues penned by the director Anil who had earlier directed Shakthi, seem so natural because of the informal language used, but the dialogue delivery by the protagonists seemed unconvincing.
Sumanth’s acting has improved compared to his first film, though he needs to improvise. Radhika has done good but not the best on her part. Though the antagonist, it is Ravishankar who steals the show with his amazing comic timing.
Sharath Lohitashwa, Jai Jagdish, Harish Rayappa and others have given justice to their roles, while it is Arjun Janya’s music that has braided the magic to the story. Producer Shailendra Babu has spent lavishly on the sets which is evident due to the cinematography by Sudhakar.S.Raj.