Critic's Rating: 3/5
Saturday 28 February 2015
Chiranjeevi Sarja, Radhika Kumarswamy, Ravishankar, Girish Karnad
Guru Deshpande has rightly mixed an emotional entertainer with right amount of mass scenes and has served the platter with a local flavour. Though the movie is a remake of Tamil hit Pandiyanadu, the makers have made few changes at right places to suit the nativity. Known for remakes, this is Chiranjeevi Sarja’s seventh remake and surprisingly, his acting skills have improved a lot. Radhika Kumaraswamy, who is eyeing a comeback, has chosen the right script for the same.
The story is of a happy family of a father and his two sons, (Girish Karnad, Kumar Govind and Chiranjevi Sarja respectively) who are leading a peaceful life. They are one of the most respected families in the village and are known for their honesty. Chiru is deeply in love with a teacher in the same village (Radhika Kumaraswamy) and has plans to marry her once his brother gets settled. The Narasimha (Ravishankar) storm hits the family badly, resulting in the loss of eldest son Kumar Govind. Kumar Govind, an honest government officer, denies approving an illegal file which irks Narasimha. Narashimha’s followers kill Kumar Govind, damaging Chiranjeevi as well as his father Girish Karnad emotionally.
However, the father son duo decides to fight back in a different way and chalks out a master plan for the same. One should enjoy the master plan series on silver screen, which is not only engaging but also entertaining.
The movie can be called as Chiranjeevi’s best performance till date; he also shows some shades of his uncle Arjun Sarja in few fight sequences. However he still has to master acting in emotional scenes. Girish Karnad has done a brilliant job as an emotionally damaged father; Radhika is just a glamour quotient in the film, who is shown wearing colourful sarees as her role as well as acting lasts only for few minutes. Ravishankar is the hero here! The show stealer in fact! He excels as a villain and gains applauses too! Kumar Govind has shown that he hasn’t forgotten acting even after staying away from it for years. Actors Chikanna and Krishna too have showed their skills and have passed in first class.
Harikrishna’s music is good; songs Ee Bala Belago and Yaare Yaree are melodious; Ondooralli Obba in the voice of Puneeth fetches a tremendous applause from audience in theatres.
Over all, the movie is an entertainer that caters to all the sections of the society. Time to add it to your weekend schedule, in case if you still haven’t!