Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 21 November 2014

Movie Title



Mahesh Sukhadare

Star Cast

Darshan, Ambareesh, Priyamani, Rachita Ram,

When a movie features two heroines, one is sure to get the limelight and with 'Ambareesha' it is unarguably- Priyamani.

After postponing the release date from almost three months, 'Ambareesha' has been warmly received by the audiences across the state, today. Well, with a rocking star cast like Darshan, Ambareesh, Priyamani, Rachita Ram and Sumalatha, one can definitely expect a blockbuster and the director has done justice for the same.

The story is about a man who comes from a village to Bengaluru to settle down and make money and hence lands in a job at a construction company. He is a man of stature who cannot stand injustice and always fights against it. Meanwhile he falls in love with Rachita Ram and sings songs with her and manages to bash goons who come in the way of justice.

As he is working in the construction company, the deeper he goes, he realises more about the land mafia business happening at a brisk phase. Horrified by the depth of the mafia, he decides to fight against it.

Priyamani, who plays the role of the arrogant daughter of Darshan's boss, takes over the company. She locks horns with Darshan and fights with him over almost everything. To defeat him, she joins hands with the baddies, who are involved in land mafia. How Darshan fights and wins over is the rest of the story.

The movie was touted to be a tribute to Kempe Gowda with Ambareesh playing the role of a Kempe Gowda- the founder of Bengaluru. The movie is about how Kempe Gowda wanted the city to belong to everyone and how, because of land mafia, Kempe Gowda?s Bengaluru is still a distant dream.

The movie is a one-man show with Darshan consuming maximum screen presence. Priyamani steals the show with her grey-shade character and reminds us of Neelambari's character in the movie 'Padayappa'.

Her glamorous role is a plus point in the film. Rachita Ram plays a simple and sweet role and carries it with ease. She proves that she isn?t a newcomer any more. Dr Ambareesh carries Kempe Gowda?s attitude and mannerisms with ease, but his screen time is too limited. It?s a treat to watch Sharath Lohitashwa, Kelly Dorji and Sampath Raj in negative roles.

Songs are the highlight of the film and V Harikrishna?s background score is an added advantage. Songs Chali Chali and Kannale have been chartbusters from the day one of audio release. Mahesh Sukhadare?s decision to have an ensemble cast is worth appreciating as every character get equal justice in the film.

The film is a must watch if you can enjoy mass films without worrying much about the storyline and screenplay!

Verdict: Entertaining

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