Title – Padde Huli, Producer – Ramesh Reddy Nangli, Direction – Guru Deshpande, Music – Ajanish Lokanath, Cinematography – KS Chandrasekhar, Cast – Shreyas, Nishwika Naidu, V Ravichandran, Amith, Dharmanna, Chikkanna, Rakshit Shetty and Puneeth Rajakumar in guest role, Madhusoodhan, Swathi, Sunder Veena and others.
A right film at the right time. That is because the younger generation needs to be told that ‘Love’ is not prime importance, LIFE is most important than it. The protagonist move in this direction is what a biggest relief for elders in the family. That is also the reason to say this is a ‘wholesome family entertainer’.
Of course the screenplay and direction of Guru Deshpande (is the story inspired from 2017 Meesayya Murukku Tamil film) is too lengthy in 161 minutes.
The need of the hour for the young brains is fast pace and quick deliveries like PIZZA at door step. Otherwise there is enough of content in the form of music, dance, elders calm approach, a fiery maternal uncle, a jovial friends, love angle to mix up with all – Padde Huli is good entertainer in city theatres.
On the footsteps of father Sampath seeks one year after finishing engineering to flourish in music. His father Subramanya a Kannada professor gives right courage. Sampath wants his lover Sangeetha (Nishwika Naidu) to wait for one year so that he is really with ‘Sampath’ to marry her. It does not happen and Sangeetha had to oblige her parents. In sorrow filled ‘Ninna Premada pariye Naanariye Kanakaangi….the win of contract in life for music composition comes for Sampath from power star Puneeth Rajakumar.
Here is a rise of a producer K Manju son Shreyas to compete with the box office heroes of Kannada cinema. Shreya is not shaky anywhere. His temperament is good; the Vishnu Daada backdrop he has used is quite good. The action and sentiment scenes he has made it good.
Nishwika looks tremendous on screen, V Ravichandran as father, Sudharani, Swathi, Madhusoodhan, Sunder Veena have given their best. Dharmanna, Chikkanna and Amith add additional flavor of comedy for the film.
With three lovely songs and five veteran lyrical treasure of Kannada are very good from music director Ajanish Lokanath. The timings for the songs of veterans are aptly adjusted in the film.
The 25th film of cinematographer KS Chandrasekhar has given memorable shots in this film. the editing could have been further sharp.