Critic's Rating: 3/5
Saturday 10 August 2013
Aindrita Ray, Srinagara Kitty, Preethi Jhangiani, Sharat Lohitashwa
When film-makers become intelligent and try to experiment with their onscreen narration, it becomes difficult for the audience to place a movie in the right genre. 'Tony' belonged to the same category with director Jayateertha, who made an impressive debut two years ago through 'Olave Mandara', trying to prove too much through this movie.
Four parallel stories form the core of the movie and are narrated simultaneously. No doubt it is a bold attempt by Jayateertha and Kitty, but eventually the movie fails to make an impression, as convergence of the four stories fail to elude convincingly. Only two stories come together to form the climax.
The biggest drawback of the movie appears to be Kitty, who does not seem to have got the grip of the character. Kitty excels in particular roles and struggles to rise above them. There is adequate glorification of Kitty in the introductory song, which has been an expensive affair. But once again, it is not justified whether Kitty had to be featured in such a song!
The glamour doll Aindrita Ray seems to have been placed in the wrong movie. She however justifies her presence in the script. The other actors too make their presence felt. Music by Sadhu Kokila fails to lift the spirits of the movie.
At the end, the audience is left bewildered about the four different tracks in the movie forget the tagline, 'Ek Din Ka Sultan' which the makers inserted next to 'Tony'.
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film