Title – Happy Birthday, Producer, Director - K Mahesh Sukhadhare, Music – V Harikrishna, Cinematography – Suresh Jayakrishna, Cast – Sachin, Samskrithi Shenoy, Achyuth Kumar, Ravi Kaale, Ninasam Ashwath, Prashanth Siddi, Rajesh Nataranga, Aruna Balaraj, Ashwini, Sadhu Kokila, Chikkanna, Bullet Prakash, Dattatreya and others.
Here is a film that is thoroughly enjoyable by family audience. At the interval point you would realize that a new star is born in Sachin – son of politician Cheluvarayaswamy. In the Second half end you would realize that a new heroine has taken birth in the ‘Manjula’ style. It is indeed a long live 'Happy Birthday'.
Samskriti Shenoy is real beauty to watch and she is no doubt ‘Nagamangala Benne’. Sachin is like ‘Mandya Kabbina Jalle’ – he is sweet, strong and able to take up more films. The ‘Mandya’ style of Kannada maintained throughout the film is engaging and the ‘Sogadu’ of Kannada cinema you would find intact from talented director Mahesh Sukhadhare.
Two other heroes of this film are cinematography by Suresh Jayakrishna and music director V Harikrishna.
On the story line the film is interesting and keeps the audience guessing how Sachin would fulfill the three demands of his father in law.
At the outset you would know ‘Love’ is next in front of humanity. The situational villain in the film detaches the beautiful pair Sachin and Anjali. When the film moves ahead with strong elements, the wrong feelings would melt down.
What humanity Sachin had shown you would know on the silver screen. In the end Sachin shows his grit and determination in a convincing manner. No doubt he is a good ‘Cheluva’!
Sachin with beard and good physique is a future hero to watch. His smile is killing, his dialogue delivery has to improve – Naveen Krishna has dubbed for him in this film.
The ‘Nagamangala Benne’ is the lovely looking Samskrithi Shenoy, the dialogue diction, the facial looks, naughty movements, emotional capacity takes this beauty with brain to greater heights in cinema.
Achyuth Kumar and Rajesh Nataranga are two actors register their presence strongly. Dr Ambarish presence in the climax and Srinagar Kitty who carries the film to a level are adequate.
Bullet Prakash, Chikkanna, Sadhu Kokila comedy is additional peppermint to the viewers, Ashwini, Aruna Balaraj and Sanjay (newcomer) are good supporters to the film.
Three are haunting tunes in this film, Mandya and surroundings you would see in aerial shots so beautifully.
A family entertainer! ****