Duration – 165 minutes, Category – Revenge story, Rating – 4/5
Title – Bharaate, Producer – Supreeth, Direction – Chetan Kumar, Music – Arjun Janya, Cinematography – Girish Gowda, Cast – Srimurali (double role), Sri Leela, Suman, Thara, Saikumar, Ravishanker, Ayyappa Sharma, Rangayana Raghu, Shobaraj, Giri, Raju Talikote, Sadhu Kokila, Kuri Pratap, Jai Jagadish, Ravi Chetan, Krishi Tapanda, Petrol Prasanna, Bala Rajavadi, Man Mohan, Ram, Ugram Manju, Ashok, Amith, Silli Lalli Anand, Rachita Ram in a song number.
This director in ‘B’ series Chetan Kumar has once again given a brilliant action extravaganza. In the interest of Kannada cinema industry Chetan Kumar should hold workshops; seminars etc to give what best constitute a commercial cinema. He is now master of it. It is Bharajari in action, Bahaddur in style and ‘Bharate’ as a whole telling ‘Olle Tana is Bharate’ is something impeccable.
But you know, in a commercial film when there 18 villains the protagonist has to take up lot of hurdles. Interestingly what Dr Vishnuvardhana had tried in one of his films of bashing villains from finger and hands power (acquired via yogis powers) has come of very help for the hero Sri Murali who is seen in double role.
He is Jagan Mohan at present at Ballala Raja in the past! Both are Srimurali for you. At present he is tourist guide and Ayurveda Pandit that has come from his generations. At the Blue City Rajasthan he meets Radha (Srileela) who had come to end her life with a gang of tourists. The point of strong message from Jagan Mohan to Radha in fact builds up bondage and it eventually turns in to love.
Up next is the 27 years young Jagan Mohan to take up a Yagna and he reaches Haasan with his mother and two friends. He finds Radha once again and love further blossom. At this point Jagan Mohan comes across the main task he is supposed to do. He reaches Bijapura and Badami where he takes on the three trouble shooters.
At the time he wins everyone, he exposes his past that has a strong basement for his task to finish. After smashing up our hero Jagan Mohan gives ayurvedic treatment too. In that is it right to bash up the oldies who wants to take revenge?
Loads of action, kilograms of sentiment and grams of love you have in store in the second half. Finally all is well.
This is yet another swashbuckling cinema for Srimurali. He looks grand for his costumes coming from wife Vidya. He has strong arms and his dialogue delivery is very prominent in this film. Srimurali dances well too.
The younger days of seeing Jayaprada is what you feel looking at this very sweet actress Sri Leela. She has very strong and bright future but Kannada filmdom should give more offers for her. Otherwise she would travel all languages in Indian cinema.
Thara and Suman quietness, the sound of trio brothers Saikumar, Ravishanker and Ayyappa Sharma, the comedy track from Sadhu Kokila, Kuri pratap, Silli Lalli Anand, Shalini and others is a treat to watch.
Six action portions are thunder on screen, three lovely tunes from Arjun Janya is already in top, Girish Gowda cinematography is a visual treat.
For Kannadigas the Deepavali and Kannada Rajyotsava have come well in advance. You watch this film for as it is a top commercial cinema feast!