Title – Tarak, Producer – Dushyanth Singh, Direction – Prakash, Music – Arjun Janya, Cinematography – Krishnakumar, Cast – Darshan, Devaraj, Shanvi Srivatsav, Shruthi Hariharan, Avinash, Chitra Shenoy, Sharat Lohitashva, Kuri Pratap, Jai Jagadish, Rajesh Nataranga, Swathi and others.
This is the emotional best of challenging star Darshan after ‘Nanna Prithiya Ramu’. Hugging grandfather he weeps, hugging, he does the same when with Sarasamma, Meera and Sneha at different points of time. Oh come on we are watching challenging star Darshan film one would say – but Indian emotions are like that. Milana Prakash is more devoted to emotions rather than on the box office Sultan image of action.
There are two deadly action portions – one in Europe and the other in Bengaluru in front of a temple. Two actions are equivalent to four in strength. A Rugby player taking on players on the ground can easily take on goons with ease – there is some justification. 3/5
What is Tarak all about? At the age of eight Tarak Ram (Darshan) faces the biggest tragedy in life. He loses his parents. He thinks that the verdict of grandfather is reason for this tragedy. So lives for the next 22 years in Europe. He is strong and stubborn love and family. It is Meera (Shanvi Srivatsa) who changes his heart and after accepting as lover she ask him to forget for sixty days. Tarak accepts the challenge but the short stint with Meera makes him to accept the family bondage. The wish of his grandfather comes to his mind. An employer of 75 persons in Europe a highly qualified Tarak Ram joins his grandfather Taraka Ram the business empire of TR foods.
It is Darshan and Devaraj in the next flow of screenplay. The huge family, the love and hate inside the family all is noticed by Tarak Ram grandson. The wish of his grandfather is to marry Sneha who is looking after Grandfather Tarak Ram.
Tarak Ram has promised to return to Europe after sixty days to accept the love. Strange developments at Bengaluru put the protagonist in fix. All together decide to pretend for the marriage of Tarak and Sneha. This is to keep Tarak Ram lively and with no worries.
When Tarak comes with Sneha to meet Meera you have plenty of developments to watch. It is better you watch it on silver screen. The destiny in life has so many things in store.
As a man of no discussion only action – Darshan has shouldered the entire film. His looks, attitudes in foreign country and then in his home town are quite impressive. We see an enormous change in him as for as acting is concerned.
Devaraj as grandfather is very precise and his dialogue delivery is well controlled. As scope is more for Shanvi Srivatsa gathers more attention than Shruthi Hariharan. Both are emotionally very impressive.
Two duet songs Mathadu Nee…. Sanje Hoththu Ninna shyane Nodtha Idre Eraa Birri Love Aithade are in top order, the opening song of the film and title track are worth hearing and watching again. Arjun Janya has done a good job.
Krishna Kumar cinematography is a treat to watch as exotic locations, rich properties stunning to watch. The 145 minutes ‘Tarak’ could have been further edited by ten minutes – for example the scene of Kuri Pratap and his son stealing the liquor bottle when Devaraj and Darshan are having a few more pegs after ‘Kudi Maga….song.
For fans of Darshan there is something beyond what they expect. What a terrific actor Darshan is – you would say after watching ‘Tarak’ – at the top of emotions.