The thrill master on Kannada screen Jolly Bastin falls flat in his maiden direction is not the right way of saying. He has struggled hard but he is confused with a few things. The unnecessary dropping in of characters and a snake is also further confusing.
There is impressive cinematography and equally good performance from Pooja Gandhi, Vishal Hegde and Dilipraj. Jolly Bastin deviating totally away from his main thrust in Kannada films gives a choke in the second half. Certainly he leaves an impression that he can get along as a good director.
Shwetha and Nandan (Pooja and Vishal) are deeply in love. They have run away from the house. Nandan good friend from childhood is Vishwas (Dilipraj). Such a thick pal one day accidentally sees Shwetha in nude. Vishwas is not able to control that particular picture in his mind. He goes mad and does not even care that he is thinking sexually with his friend wife. He goes on to rape Shwetha after killing Nandan. In the clumsy act Vishwas is shot by Shwetha. He also dies. In the pooja room is the body of Nandan and just outside is Vishwas. Shwetha goes to Amnesia murmuring about Nandan.
This is all about the film also leaves a question in the end. Yet performances keep the film in good position.
Pooja Gandhi dubbing for the film deserves full marks. She looks glamorous and diction gets refined in a few films she will be completely OK to give lecture on Kannada cinema at Kannada Sahitha Sammelana. Dilip as psychic is too good. Vishal has given a lovely performance.
Bahumanave Neenu Nanna Jeevakka…..Idhuve Jeevana suduva Kanana….lines are good and so is the cinematography. Robin Gurang could take up some more assignments as he likes the melody.
This is worth watching once.
Producers – BV Satish Babu, Jolly Bastin, Story, screenplay, direction and stunts – Jolly Bastin, Music – Robin Gurang, Cinematography – P Rajan, Cast – Vishan Hegde, Pooja Gandhi, Dilipraj, Suresh Mangalore, Mohan Juneja, Dr Vijaykumar, Vijay Kaundinya and others.