Title – Life Jothe Ondu Selfie, Producer – Samruddi Manjunath, Direction – Dinakar Toogudeepa, Music – V Harikrishna, Cinematography – A R Niranjan Babu, Cast – Lovely star Premkumar, Haripriya, Prajwal Devaraj, Dhananjay, Aruna Balaraj, Sadhu Kokila, Deepak Shetty, Sangeetha and others.
In the rush of action, comedy and horror films diligent director Dinakar Toogudeepa has made a film of 150 minutes in a cool approach. The different paths of protagonists are mixed for an admirable cozy end in the film.
The prime attachment to mother and son in two cases and mother in law and daughter in law in another case arrives at the solution with lot of commitment and dedication. Dinakar Toogudeepa is hell bent on giving a family film. He succeeds with not much of tension to the brains. The expected things fall out and ease your watch on silver screen.
There is an aspirant for becoming a director – a software guy gives up his job of Rs.1.5 lakh per month – Nakul (Premkumar) on the Goa beach side. He is barged in his privacy by Rash – Rashmi (Haripriya) who gulps bottles of beer for joy and happiness. Nakul and Rash go for a ‘Pukkat’ Beer Party. They find the handsome Virat (Prajwal Devaraj). On a Kannada song at this party they end up as friends.
The next day morning they are stranded on an unknown place. The flashback of trio opens up one by one. Rash has disconnected after engagement to Karthik (Dhananjay) who is too much of ‘Ammana Maga’. Rash is sure that her life after marriage cuts off her freedom. So she is in Goa beach side. Virat has disowned his father because he is not ready to accept his mother Thulasi (Sudharani) after second marriage in the big business family.
As the trio reach to safety it is Nakul who makes a good amalgamation of relations. The entry of Thulasi again for Virat is happiest moment. Virat with his mother goes on giving unknown world to her. Rash becomes Rashmi in her outfit and attitudes because of golden advice from Nakul.
In the end Nakul becomes a director of the proceedings of his friends life as content to his film ‘Life Jothe Ondu Selfie’.
Premkumar is very clear and clean in his role, Prajwal is very promising and his mother attachment makes him winner. Haripriya overshadows from her ‘Dare and Truth’ game. Dhananjay is cool and composed. Sudharani gives a neat performance. Deepak Shetty has that look of business tycoon. Sadhu Kokila comedy has not worked out.
V Harikrishna two lovely tunes are in top gear. The costumes, dance and lyrics are too good. The cinematographer Niranjan Babu has given good work from his camera. All shots of this film are a feast in his camera.
It is a family film ‘Amma is on top, Amazing is the slow and steady narration of Dinakar Toogudeepa.
Rating:3.5 / 5 ****