Parole review: A serious attempt at good cinema

Parole review: A serious attempt at good cinema

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Sunday 11 April 2010

Movie Title

Parole review: A serious attempt at good cinema



Star Cast

Kishore, Pradeep, Suraj, Likith Shetty, Sharath, Suchendra, Supreetha

Kannada films based on murder thrillers are not new. But not many have succeeded in making an impact. Thrillers, normally, have not been box office hits. Parole is yet another attempt by director Rajashekar to explain a murder mystery by holding the secret till the climax.

Parole is about a group of friends who are murdered one after another by a serial killer. The motive is not revealed immediately. But it appears that all the four friends have a past that keeps them haunting.

In comes, a dare devil cop bent on unraveling the mystery behind the murders to save the gang of friends. In between, they also happen to serve a jail sentence. The movie takes multiple twists and turns before things fall into place towards the end.

The director, in his second film, has made an honest attempt to provide a realistic approach to Parole, which is supposed to be based on a true-life incident. Though the narration is gripping, at times, Parole appears to play like a theatre performance. But in all, the movie manages to hold the attention of the audience till the end.

Though the climax is anybody?s guess, the treatment of the plot is professional.

Parole has also set a record for debutants as six actors are making their entry on the big screen for the first time. Most of them fail to make an impression except Suraj and Likith Shetty, who have given a professional performance.

The female leads appear to be lost in the plot. Despite the glamour quotient, Parole appears like a serious movie at times.

Music by Balaji is average. A highlight of the film is cinematography by Gundlupet Suresh. Stunts and dances have been captured in a different manner. Costumes, for a change, are in sync with times unlike other Kannada films, which attach least importance to costumes and style.

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