By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Darshan, Pranitha, Devaraj, Shobaraj, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sharan, Sadhu Kokila
This is a stunning action masala film, a sumptuous meal for action lovers and fans of challenging star Darshan. The remake of Pokkiri from Telugu and later Tamil and now in Hindi (Wanted) this Kannada version is also made in a lavish style by debutant producer Dattatreya Bache Gowda.
The redeeming features are the gripping narration, marvellous stunts, performance of Darshan who suits immaculately to the role, eye catching cinematography and two lovely tunes of V Harikrishna.
The street smart ?Porki? alias Datta (Darshan) is a destroyer of evils that too staying in their camp. Dattha is on a killing spree most of the times and he does it as if the law has given permission for him to do so. The beautiful Anjali (Pranitha) is not stunned by such deadly acts of Datta. She is firm on her decision although Datta rejects saying he is not a good person. Datta has his principles in his life of not killing women and children. As the film progresses from one battle to another, he emerges as a big killer. Now the International don Ali Bhai (Ashish Vidyarthi) comes to India. The main motive of Datta is revealed as he is actually an undercover cop who is playing one rowdy element to wipe underworld.
This is the best ever action film from Darshan. The action scenes are very good and the performance of Darshan is splendid. Newcomer Pranitha looks sweet and she could be competitor in the heroine slot. The half a dozen well known supporting actors Devaraj, Avinash, Shobaraj, Dharma, Ashish Vidyarthi, Chitra Shenoy, Srujan Lokesh, Sangeetha Shetty extended good support. Sadhu Kokila and Sharan comedy track is a pain.
Music director V Harikrishna picked a few original tunes and added two lovely to it. The cinematography by Krishnakumar is very attractive.
Verdict ? Action feast
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film