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Review: Kempe Gowda is an enjoyable film

Review: Kempe Gowda is an enjoyable film

Source: General

By: By Vijaya Sarathy RG

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Thursday 10 March 2011

Movie Title

Review: Kempe Gowda is an enjoyable film

Director

Kicha Sudeep

Star Cast

Sudeep, Raagini, Ravishankar, Girish Karnad, Ashok, Daththanna, Chitra Shenoy, Ashok Kheny, Tara

Kempe Gowda directed by Sudeep is an absorbing, gripping film with mind blowing technical work and superlative performance from Sudeep and Ravishankar.

It is the remake of the Tamil hit Singam, but Sudeep has chopped off some unnecessary sequences from the original making it more crisper and engaging.

Technically the film stands out even though untested equipments available at cheaper costs were used to picturise the film.

There is not a dull moment in the film. The second half of the film is much better than the first half. The fight sequences have been well picturised. One way to describe Sudeep's contribution to the film is that he is exceptional as an actor and has done a remarkable job as a director.

Kempe Gowda certainly matches the grandeur of the original and in its narration and picturisation of songs goes a few notches above it too. It is to be noted that Sudeep allowed Ravishankar to overpower him in a few sequences in the film. He has captured the different shades of Ravishankar's character brilliantly.

Though the first half has many commercial elements including the comedy, it has to be said that Vivek proves to be a better performer in the comedy sequences. Arjun Janya's background music is top class, but he has not been consistent in the composition of songs. Raagini looks extremely good in songs, but as a performer she was much better in Veera Madakari.

Harsha's choreography stands out in this film.

Sudeep is exceptional in the title role, but Ravishankar is equally competitive. Girish Karnad and Tara have been quite good in their respective roles. All the artists including Ashok Kheny have done a good job.

Kempe Gowda is certainly an enjoyable commercial film which will be a feast for fans of Sudeep. But Kannada film fans in general can be proud of its technical standards. My rating is also a half a star down because it is a remake.

Rating: Three and a half stars.

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