Title – Upendra Maththe Baa…Inti Ninna Prema, Producers – Hayagreeva Enterprises MS Sreekanth, MS Shashikanth and Ravindranath KL, Direction – Arun Lokanath, Music – Sridhar V Sambram, Cinematography – Swami, Cast – Upendra, Prema, Shruthi Hariharan, Sadhu Kokila, Saikumar, Shobaraj, Vasishta N Simha, Avinash among others.
The super hit Jodi of ‘Upendra’ Kannada cinema of 1999 is back with ‘Upendra Maththe Baa’. This is after 18 years of ‘Upendra’ Kannada cinema that Prema is acting in a Upendra film. This is Telugu remake film ‘Soggade Chinni Nayana’ a super hit one in 2016. Upendra is doing what Nagarjuna had done in Telugu and Prema takes up Ramya Krishna role while Shruthi Hariharan had done Lavanya Tripathi role.
The fun in this film begins when protagonist is given permission to visit his wife by Lord Yama (Saikumar) to set things right in the family. Upendra plays double role in this film with three more heroines Shruthi Hariharan, Harshika Poonacha, Deepti Kapse and Shruthi Dinesh.
Seetha and Ramu (Shruthi Hariharan and Upendra) return to Shivapura to take divorce after three years of marriage in front of Premamma (Prema) mother of Ramu. Ramu father is no more. On knowing something is wrong Premamma ask her husband to reach from Yama Loka to set right the condition in son’s life.
The return of Upendra Raj (Upendra) is what makes some funny atmosphere. Like how Upendra Raju was murdered, Ramu should be put an end is the thought of opposite gang that is very close relatives.
How the mantric power controls the power of Upendra Raj, how it gets back power and fights with Ramu is what flows in the second half.
Upendra has the right role to perform and he is at ease. Prema looks bit swollen in her face and regular charm is missing. Shruthi Hariharan is best of all the female characters – Prema, Deepti Kapse, Shruthi Dinesh, Harshika Poonachaha.
Avinash, Shobaraj, Vasishta N Simha have given good support. Sadhu Kokila comedy is quite enjoyable.