Invigorating in the second half and interesting characters are the redeeming features of this film. As an actor Vinodraj and Leelavathi do not harp for presence always and the need of the hour they look giving up the image. That sounds good because the product is given prominence rather than the image building exercise.
The rapid movement of the screenplay especially in the second half gives a new standing to this film that ultimately focus ‘Thayi Magana Preethi Amara’. Although there are some rudimentary dialogues of real life son Vinod Raj and mother Dr Leelavathi it is not out of the way but the struggle is depicted.
John (Nihal) son of Mary (Dr Leelavathi) the first year student in the college is troubled by a gang of five. Ragging of John goes extreme and five baddies in the college are suspended. For a short vacation of four days John leaves for his home town Bimanakuppe and the suspended five follow him. Now the news is that John is declared dead from a bus that fell from a height that catches fire. The five youths are in Bimanakuppe staying in the guest house of John’s mother Mary goes missing one by one. When only one is remaining the crime branch inspector Prathap arrives on the scene. Prathap with a clue and pointing his suspicion on the living hunts in the thick forest. But unfortunately the last clue is also dead. What are the last reels of the film? You have to watch it on the screen.
Dr Leelavathi is absolutely fit and it is according to her age. Only thing is that for Nihal she looks like ‘Ajji’ but not like mother. She runs a lot in the film and the film focus on her role in the end. Vinod Raj has not lost his touch coming after two years. His dancing ability is still wonderful. The dialogue deliver is as usual good. Nihal as new actor is convincing in looks.
Two songs are worth hearing and seeing. Jaga Jaga Jagavella Jagala…is timely song. Like wise Dr Leelavathi saying ‘Jathi Yara Melu Balavanthavagi Herabaradhu’ is also very timely.
Nagesh Acharya is brilliant in his camera work. With the existing camera he has given excellent results.
This is worth watching cinema. Do not miss it.
, Banner – Dr Leelavathi Combines, Producer – Dr Leelavathi, Screenplay and direction – Srinivas Kaushik, Cinematography – Nagesh Acharya, Music – Akil, Cast – Vinod Raj, Dr Leelavathi, Ashwini, Nihal, Vikram Udaykumar, Sadashiva Brahmavar, Chetan Rama Rao and others.