Title – Sarkari Kaelasa Devara Kelasa, Producer – Ashwini Ramprasad, Direction – Ravindra, Music –Arjun Janya, cinematography – Manjunath B Nayak, Cast – Ravishanker Gowda, Samyuktha Horanadu, Sudha Belawadi, Mukyamantri Chandru, Rangayana Raghu, Raju Thalikote, Umesh Banakar, Mico Nagaraj, Suchindra Prasad, Satyajith, Kuri Pratap, Ramesh Pandit and others.
It was one of the Marathi stage plays long ago, a Bengaluru Doordarshan play ‘Bavi Kaledide’ later a Telugu film now ‘Sarkari Kelasa Devara Kelasa’. All in ‘Well’ – but not in good condition!
It holds a mirror to the corrupt system we are living. It puts the heads down in shame for living with corrupt practices.
In bringing it on silver screen he second half is most convincing compared to the first half. For the senior audience of cinema and TV, it brushes the memory. Debutant director Ravindra has not made dialogue oriented cinema is a point to be noted. With actors like Rangayana Raghu, Ramesh Pandit, Raju Thalikote, Ravishanker Gowda all known for dialogue delivery, director Ravindra has made use of it.
What is ‘SKDK’ in a nutshell? A village youth Rav Gowda with an influence letter from MLA he gets a bank loan for digging up a well. Then he goes to village accountant, invite the MLA for the well digging program, he goes to insurance department for Rs.2 lakh policy, later he gets certificate from the water certifying authority and after some time come to police station with all certificates that his ‘Well’ is lost.
In all the places including the MLA he has bribed and got certificate. This is the plus point for Ravi Gowda and he has his fiancé a journalist to his support.
Like in O My God, the protagonist here applies for compensation of a lost well! That sounds interesting for audience and ticklish for the departments.
The case of ‘Well Lost’ comes to court hall. Ravi Gowda argues on his own like how Paresh Rawal or Upendra have done in OMG and remake Mukunda Murari.
When the judge is about to give the verdict, Ravi Gowda checks in and says there was no well in fact. The series of departments and MLA are booked in this case and Ravi Gowda gets a simple punishment.
Ravishanker Gowda has done extremely well. His dialogue delivery is impressive. Rangayana Raghu, Suchindra Prasad, Raju Thalikote, Ramesh Pandit – given an able support.
The Bollulllavva...song is worth hearing again. Manjunath Nayak cinematography is well handled. Dialogue writers get kudos. Ashwini Ramprasad for picking right subject from the usual run of the mill stories deserves compliments.
This kind of films would definitely check in corruption activities and supportive to a good governance.
Worth watching for over all contents!