Vijaya Sarathy RG
|Sanju Weds Geetha|
|Sreenagara Kitty, Ramya, Sharan, Rangayana Raghu, Avinash,Umashri, Suhasini Manirathnam, Jai Jagadish|
Actor-director Nagashekhar should be complimented for incorporating a sensitive issue like child abuse in the story content of the film and handling it with the sensitivity it deserved.
Sanju comes to his native place and accidentally meets Geetha. She becomes closer to Sanju after some interludes and the couple decides to get married. But an unexpected twist changes the tempo and the mood.
Despite the film having too many flashbacks, it is to the credit of Nagashekhar that he maintains a good tempo in his narration. The audiences are engaged in every aspect of the film as the director has not compromised in the making. His choice of locations for the songs, the colouring opted for the narration of some key sequences and songs clearly shows his taste.
The film has a grand look mainly because of the use of proper creative inputs for the shoot. Another highlight is that the director has managed to get good performances even from artists appearing in miniscule roles. The comedy sequences will bring in good laughs at a time when the film is slowly moving to a zone of seriousness and monotony.
Nagashekhar, however, should have worked on increasing the pace just after the interval.
These small mistakes apart, Sanju Weds Geetha stands taller in terms of its presentation and performance. It is a poignant love story well told on screen.
The film belongs to Nagashekhar as much as it belongs to Ramya. Ramya has given her career best performance. Sreenagara Kitty who has matched Ramya in many important sequences of the film is as usual top class.
Sharan shines in a good role which has elements of comedy and also has some space for emotions. Arun Sagar looks menacing as a villain. All the other veteran artists have given credible performance in the film. Music director Jessie Gift who composed some exceptional songs and Sathya Hegde who handled the camera did a wonderful job. Boni Harsha's editing is superb.
Sanju Weds Geetha is one of the best films released in recent times. Don`t Miss it. Such films make you proud of the Kannada film industry.
Rating: Four Stars.