Rakshith Shetty, by directing a subject as unique as Ulidavaru Kandanthe, has dared to experiment with his directorial and has changed the routine scenario of typical movie concepts. Though the movie subject and the narrative is quite difficult for the normal audience to understand it does appeal to the class audience more than the mass audience. The film has been shot in sync sound for the first time and has been experimented in all the aspects of film making.
The online response to the trailer and the songs had been encouraging and it was clear from the beginning that Ulidavaru Kandanthe wouldn’t be the usual Kannada film, and the movie has stood upto its expectations.
The movie initially introduces Regina (Sheetal Shetty), a journalist by profession, who is interested in inspecting a real story in the coastal part of Karnataka. Regina goes on to find this story which is said in different aspects by different people, thus making it apt to the title of the story Ulidavaru Kandanthe (As seen by others).
The same story said in different versions creates confusion not only in the story but also in the mind of the viewers. There are certain mysterious twists and turns in the story which raises the curiosity levels of the audience as well.
Though the movie has an inflow of few new talents, they are definitely impressive. Rakshith Shetty as Richi in the character of a goon has delivered his dialogues perfectly. Rishabh Shetty as the childhood friend of Richi has done a notable job.
Kishore, Tara, Yagna Shetty, Sheetal shetty and others have been an asset to the film and take the story forward in the most pleasant way. The coastal region culture has been depicted absolutely near to perfect and cinematography by Karm Chawla is the USP of the movie.
Nobody has shot coastal Karnataka and its surrounding beauty like Karm Chawla, has in this film. Ulidavaru Kandanthe has opened up new career option to Rakshith Shetty and he proves his versatility in the movie. Music by Ajaneesh Lokanath is fabulous and is well appreciated by the audience. Don’t afford to miss it, if you are a movie buff.
Verdict: Worth a watch