Title – Mufti, Producers – Jayanna and Bhogendra, Direction – Narthan, Cinematography – Naveen Kumar I, Music – Ravi Basrur, Cast – Dr Shivarajakumar, Srimurali, Shanvi Srivatsa, Chaya Singh, Devaraj, Sridhar, Sadhu Kokila, Madhu Guruswamy, Chikkanna and others.
This 153 minutes ‘Mufti’ is a mass entertainer with killings, bullets, action taking center stage. ‘Ondu Rakshasa Roopadalli Iruva Karthavya, Maththondu Karthavya Roopadalli iro Rakshasa’.
The first half belongs to Srimurali and second half is easily taken over by composed performance by Dr Shivarajakumar. This is for the first time the fans of Dr Shiv and Srimurali united watch the film. There are some exceptional scenes for both the actors. When Shivanna is around Srimurali keeps quiet admiring him as ‘Godfather’ of people.
It is a gang war to begin with. Later it deviates to some sensitive issues and at Rona, the film is set for finish also reminds a real time politician.
Gana is in Mufti. That is Srimurali for you. He wants to come near to Anna – that is Bairathi (Dr Shiv) the lord of underworld. It is not that easy. Gana earns the name in the gang. When one of the biggest loot money passing in Bogie No.7 of a running train is saved by Gana brilliance, he comes close to the gang. In the post interval at a festival place when Bairathi is attacked, he is efficiently saved and that brings Gana very close and a trusted person. In one of the meeting Gana questions on the repentance for doing so many activities. Bairathi stands against government – a small story crops up. Gana agrees that his stand is very correct. He is Mufti and that is what Bairathi understands and surrender to the police.
There is another tormenter gang lead by Devaraj that is easily demolished on the way by Bairathi and Gana.
All wrong doings should pay penalty is the director Narthan statement at the end when top police takes Bairathi to custody.
This young and dashing director has got a great opportunity in the banner of Jayanna Combines and he has used it precisely to give action film with one Karunada Chakravarthy century star Dr Shiv and Roaring star Srimurali.
Srimurali continues his action feast for the fans. His dialogue delivery is superb. It is short and sweet. Shiv as trump card of second half is a treat to watch. The new appearance and dark background always also showcase the activity of the character.
Shanvi Srivatsa has nothing much add. The comedy track of Sadhu Kokila and Chikkanna could have been deleted easily.
There is very good action for fans and dialogues are well measured for the top actors. The locations and background score add extra value to the film.
This is easily watchable cinema – no doubt a feast for the action lovers.