Critic's Rating: 3/5

Sunday 06 April 2014

Movie Title



RJ Pradeepa

Star Cast

Chetan Chandra,Amith Vishwanath,Deva,Prathap Raj,Adithi Rao

RJ Pradeepa who is a known voice in the Radio world of Bangalore, has caught the right track to exhibit his talent visually. With his directorial debut Huchudugaru, Pradeepa is sure to join the list of young talents in Kannada film industry provided he does a better homework for his next film in the coming days.

Huchudugaru which had been the talk of the town for quite a sometime now and with all the promotions that had been done, had created an expectation in the viewers mind, but the audience are disappointed to a certain extent to see their expectations not reaching the desired level.

The story as the name suggests revolves around four guys, Shiva (Chetan Chandra), Madesha (Amith), Shankara (Prathap) and Nanjunda (Dev) who are termed the Huchudugaru in Nanjangud taluk near Mysore. They have a carefree attitude towards life and are unable to take any decision for themselves and are often confused while they just loaf around their village carelessly.

Certain circumstances force them to move out of Nanjangud and mark their journey towards Bangalore. The journey towards Bangalore from Nanjangud is so long that it is enough for Shiva to fall in love with Paaru (Aditi Rao). Once our huchhudugru reach Bangalore they are naive and wonder what to do, while they have an encounter with Maarigudi (Ravishankar), who is a local goon. What happens next is obvious to the audience and has to be watched on screen.

Chetan Chandra who has had not so good films in his career, delivers a good performance though sometimes the audience can sense a little of overacting. The new entrants to the movie Amith, Pratap and Dev are convincing enough to get them a role in a multi hero film.

Aditi Rao in her not so glamourous avatar is good at her job. It is Ravishankar who steals the show with his performance, while the storyline at certain instances tests your patience. If something is really good about the movie, then it is the music composed by Joshua Sridhar. RJ Pradeepa, who has managed it to the big screen, is convincing, but not exceptional. Make your way to the theatres if you have some extra time and money to spare this weekend.

Verdict: Average

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