Title – 2, Producer – Venkaat, Direction – Srinivasa Raju, Music – Arjun Janya, Cinematography – Venkatesh Prasad, Cast – Ravishanker, Pooja Gandhi, Shruthi, Makrand Deshpande, Ravi Kaale, Petrol Prasanna, Kari Subbu, Danny, Yathiraj, Jayadev, Muni and others are in the cast. Sanjana Galrani plays a special role in this film
Director Srinivasaraju has done a good compensation for his first film ‘Dandupalya’ that showed them in poor state of affairs. Showing the activities of ‘Dandupalya’ he has put them in very bad taste. In this ‘2’ with running around to court director Srinivasaraju has showed the innocence of 11 people who are behind prison in Belagavi.
The utmost poverty, hunger, no living condition has in fact made this ‘Dandupalya’ gang to turn as approvers for the crime which they have not done.
In this film 2 director Srinivasaraju has shown the brutality of the police. Makarand Deshpande telling cop Ravishanker ‘Nimmantha ondu Vyakthi Idre Saku Samanya Vyakthi Rakshasa Agakke’ is an indicator to the treacherous crime that followed.
This is like a prequel you could say of director Srinivasaraju. As the binding has come from court order, the film maker Srinivasaraju is not supposed to use ‘Dandupalya’ name. So it is ‘2’ as title and ‘3’ is also ready to hit after some time. In the last shot of the film ‘3’ is coming up in August is displayed in this 105 minutes cinema ‘2’.
The first one ‘Dandupalya’ was crime filled on the controversial subject of Dandupalya gang that created havoc and later sentenced to imprisonment. The Part ‘2’ is very favourable as it describes the condition 11 persons. On what condition and pressure they succumb to turn as approvers is all about the film.
As a matter of fact a journalist Shruthi takes on the case of writing the reasons behind such severe action on a special request. She comes to Belagavi prison to talk to all the 11 and write about them in the prestigious newspaper. It is what the innocent gang disclose that has come in the proceedings on silver screen.
Shruthi as journalist, Pooja Gandhi and Sanjana as victims of circumstances, Makarand Deshpande looks, Jai Dev, Kari Subbu, Muni in emotional scenes – have performed very well.
Ravishanker as cop taking on all the 11 for punishment is precise; Tabla Naani in a short role is attractive. The background score at places is loud.