By: By Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 13 March 2010

Movie Title



Dayal Padmanabhan

Star Cast

Pooja Gandhi, Sri Murali, Radhika Gandhi, Naveen Krishna

Sriharikathe went through many twists and turns before it hit the theatres. Unfortunately, it fails to live up to the billing after such hype. Circus, Dayal Padmanabhan?s previous flick with Golden Star Ganesh in the lead suffered due to a poor storyline. This one is no different as the story struggles to move forward.

The story is about a couple who fall in love and get married. But on the wedding night, the bride reveals that she wants to consummate the marriage only after completing her studies. She asks for six months break from the wedding and goes abroad for her PhD. Once she leaves for the airport, within hours, the male lead, unable to control his urges, brings home a celebrity. But his wife returns home from the airport as her flight is cancelled. Before the male lead could take evasive action, the celebrity is found murdered!

Though the plot is interesting, the director has not been successful in maintaining the suspense or adding thrill to the story. For old timers, Sriharikathe reminds the hugely successful Ananth Nag-starrer Hendathige Helbedi, which had a similar plot. But the vast difference lies in the way the story is narrated. In Sriharikathe, there are plenty of loose ends.

Pooja Gandhi is the highlight of the film because of her lively performance. Her younger sister Radhika Gandhi shows a lot of promise. She needs to hone her acting skills, especially when it comes to emoting. Sri Murali?s wooden face on the big screen is a let down.

It seems he has entered a comfort zone in the acting department without making any changes. Naveen Krishna?s performance is convincing. The rest of the cast is not up to the mark. Music by Sameer offers nothing new.

Verdict: Average

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