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Most expected release of the season, TAGARU which stars Karunada Chakravarthy Dr. Shivanna, Manvitha,Dhananjaya and Vasishta Simha had the audience literally wait and number the days until it was released. The movie’s Audio and teasers were a smash hit amongst the netizens and finally it has hit the silver screens today.


Let’s see how the movie fares:


Director Suri whose previous stint Dodmane Hudga which was a Family Entertainer is back to his usual raw underworld based film. Going by the trailers and the posters it’s for anybody’s guess that it’s a Police Vs Anti Social elements story, but it’s not a routine Masala Entertainer.

Suri has etched out a simple story with non-linear screenplay which makes the audience think what next. Though at times u may feel the director forcibly confuse the audience in his narration. The Last 30 odd minutes are the strength of this narration; it reveals most of the unanswered questions.



The find of the Tagaru Movie is Dhananjay who has debuted playing a Villainous role and has played it to perfection,it is definitely a game changer in his career. Vasishta Simha also has enacted a fantastic role with ease.

However the movie belongs to Shivanna who has literally carried the movie on his shoulders very convincingly.Shivanna is back as a Khadak police officer after a long time, Probably after Rakshasa. He has played the cop role effortlessly. His Mannerisms, Dialogue delivery and his performance in Action scenes are top notch.

 Manvitha Harish, Bhavana & Devaraj fill the emotional content of the film. They all have done their job and definitely add value to the movie.



Tagaru gets better as it progresses and it’s tough to tear your eyes away from the screen. The only time it pauses is when it breaks into songs. They’ve been shot beautifully, but the screenplay is so good you don’t need those breaks. The film doesn’t have a separate comedian or comedy track like every other movie, but still makes you laugh at times with some witty one liners.


Music Director Charan raj needs a special mention. His Music in the film elevates the experience of the film to the next level. The Tunes and Music bits used are so fresh and add to the punch that the movie packs. Mahen Simha Camera work is very apt to the content. Deepu S Kumar might have had a tough time on the editing table and he has done a great job too.



There is not much to the family audience, the heavy bloodshed and the uncensored Below the belt dialogues might not go well with them, otherwise this film is for the ones who like Action Dramas

Tagaru will certainly entertain and it is a Must watch for Suri and Shivanna Fans.

Rating 3.75

Sunil HC Gowda

There are many directors in Kannada Industry who are well versed in directing Remake films, a new name which could be easily added to the list is Guru Deshpande.
Guru Deshpande who had tasted success through Rajahuli has picked a Tamil film "Adhe Kangal" this time.
This film falls into a crime thriller genre film with lot of humor and action sequences.
Chiru Sarja, who generally been lucky in Thriller Genre films has a bit of challenge in this film as he plays a blind man role in the first half of the film.
This film looks like a love triangle at the beginning, but it turns out be an investigation thriller. Movie majorly revolves around A Blind chef (Chiru Sarja)who falls for Nandini(Haripriya)and her childhood friend Janaki(Kavya Shetty)who loves him and a policeman Rajahuli(Chikkanna) who helps him in an investigation.
If you are wondering whether chiru Sarja was really blind or was he just acting as a blind person, will he marry Nandini or will he chose Janaki ? Why will he take up an investigation ? — it is for you to watch the movie on the big screen.
A fantastic surprise in the movie is of HariPriya’s who does a fabulous work in a never seen before character of her career. Kavya Shetty, the other leading lady of the film has done a neat job and has a good screen space.
Chiranjeevi Sarja had couple of shades to his character. His performance in both the shades is commendable. He is Too Good in Action Sequences.
It is Chikkanna who steals the show with his punching dialogues. The spoof of Kempegowda has worked well for the film. The sequences between him and Chiru sarja are the biggest positive for this movie. Dialogue writer has written good witty lines for Chikkanna.
The supporting cast Tabala Nani, Yash Shetty, Aruna Balraj, Darshan, Manish have done a good job.
The film starts slow, but picks up well after the first twist. Second half is the real winner among the two halves of the flick. It is very gripping, especially the pre-climax and Climax scenes are effectively shot.
Ravi Basrur once again wins in BGM part and fails to create magic through his songs. The Action Scenes are very well choreographed while the Editing is neat.
Overall Samhaara is an Enjoyable Thriller.
Rating - 3.5/5

ವಿಷ್ಣು ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳನ್ನು ನೆನಪಿಸುವ "ರಾಜಾ ಸಿಂಹ"

ಚಿತ್ರ: ರಾಜಸಿಂಹ

ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ: ಡಿ ಬಸಪ್ಪ


ಸಂಗೀತ: ಜೆಸ್ಸಿ ಗಿಫ್ಟ್

ತಾರಾ ಬಳಗ: ಅನಿರುದ್ಧ, ನಿಖಿತಾ ತುಕ್ರಾಲ್, ಶರತ್ ಲೋಹಿತಾಶ್ವ, ಅರುಣ್ ಸಾಗರ್, ಭಾರತಿ ವಿಷ್ಣು ವರ್ಧನ್, ಸಂಜನಾ


ಊರಿನ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಜಾತಿ ಮತ ಇವುಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಬೇಧವಿಲ್ಲ, ಜನರ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿಗಾಗಿ ಆ ಊರಿನ ಜಮಿನ್ದಾರರ ಕುಟುಂಬ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂಬ ಸಂದೇಶಗಳು ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳಲ್ಲಿರುತ್ತಿತ್ತು. ಈಗಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿರುವ ರಾಜಾ ಸಿಂಹದಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಅದೇ ಇದ್ದು, ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನ್ ಅವರ ಅಳಿಯ ಅನಿರುದ್ಧ ವಿಷ್ಣು ಮಗನಾಗಿ ನೋಡುಗರನ್ನು ಸೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ.

ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಎನ್‌ಜಿಓ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಯುವರಾಜ್‌ಗೆ (ಅನಿರುದ್ಧ) ಪಲ್ಲವಿ (ನಿಖಿತಾ) ಮೇಲೆ ಲವ್ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಪಲ್ಲವಿಗೂ ಯುವರಾಜ್ ಮೇಲೆ ಲವ್ ಆದರೂ ಆಕೆ ತನ್ನ ಫ್ಯಾಮಿಲಿ ಕಾರಣ ಕೊಟ್ಟು ಯುವರಾಜ್‌ನಿಂದ ದೂರಹೋಗುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಪಲ್ಲವಿಯನ್ನು ಹುಡುಕಿಕೊಂಡು ಅವಳ ಊರಿಗೆ ಹೋಗುವ ಯುವರಾಜ್, ಅಲ್ಲಿನ ಜನರ ಕಷ್ಟಗಳಿಗೆ ಸ್ಪಂದಿಸಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ. ವಿಪರ್ಯಾಸ ಎಂದರೆ ಆ ಊರಿಗೂ ಯುವರಾಜ್‌ಗೂ ಸಂಬಂಧವಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಆಸೆಳೆತವೇ ಅವನನ್ನು ಆ ಊರಿಗೆ ಎಳೆದು ತಂದಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಆ ಸಂಬಂಧವೇನು, ಅದು ಗೊತ್ತಾದ ಮೇಲೆ ಯುವರಾಜ್ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾನೆ ಎಂಬುದೇ ಸಿನಿಮಾದ ಕತೆ.

ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನ್ ಅವರ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಬ್ಯಾಗ್ರೌಂಡ್‌ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಮಾಡಿರುವ ಈ ಸಿನಿಮಾವಾದ್ದರಿಂದ ಅವರ ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಅದರ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಹಳ ನಿರೀಕ್ಷೆ ಇತ್ತು.    ಕೆಲವು ನ್ಯೂನ್ಯತೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹೊರತು ಪಡಿಸಿದರೆ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನ್ ಅವರ ಛಾಯೆ ಎದ್ದು ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ವಿಷ್ಣು ವರ್ಧನ್ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇರುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಜಾತಿ ಧರ್ಮ ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಒಂದೇ, ಊರಿನ ಜನರಿಗಾಗಿ ಒಬ್ಬ ಊರಿನ ಗೌಡ ಏನು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದನೋ ಅವೆಲ್ಲವೂ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿದೆ.

ಕಮರ್ಷಿಯಲ್ ಅಂಶ ಇಷ್ಟಪಡುವ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗಾಗಿ ಫೈಟ್ಸ್‌ಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸುಂದರವಾದ ಹಾಡುಗಳು ಸಹ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿವೆ. ಅನಿರುದ್ಧ ಅವರ ನಟನೆ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಜೀವಾಳವಿದ್ದಂತೆ. ನಾಯಕಿ ನಿಖಿತಾ ತುಕ್ರಾಲ್, ಶರತ್ ಲೋಹಿತಾಶ್ವ, ಅರುಣ್ ಸಾಗರ್, ಭಾರತಿ ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನ್ ಎಲ್ಲರು ತಮ್ಮ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ನಟಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಒಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜಾ ಸಿಂಹ ಈ ವಾರ ವಿಷ್ಣು ಅಭಿಮಾನಿಗಳು ತಮ್ಮ ಆರಾಧ್ಯ ಧೈವವನ್ನು ಕಣ್ತುಂಬಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಈ ರಾಜಾ ಸಿಂಹ ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನುನೋಡಬೇಕು. ರಾಜಾ ಸಿಂಹಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಕತೆಯಿದೆ, ಆದರೆ ಚಿತ್ರಕತೆ ಇನ್ನು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ವೇಗವಾಗಬೇಕಿತ್ತು ಎಂಬುದು ಲಾಸ್ಟ್ ಲೈನ್.

Movies with a different names are not a rarity in Kannada cinema, the latest release Churikatte is one more addition to the list of the movies with a different name.


The movies  of the Crime Thriller Genre is one of the toughest genres to be handled especially when the director is a newbie – but in the case of ChuriKatte the debutante filmmaker Raghu Shivamogga passes with distinction.


Crime Thriller movies with a star hero limits the storyline as there will be a template or a formula to be followed for a STAR HERO movies to please their followers , but Churikatte has no limits and director has utilized this freedom and etched out fantastic screenplay which is the strength of the movie.


This movie is about Timber Mafia and its proceedings which is untouched as far as Kannada Cinema is concerned. There is also a love affair in the film, which is very well connected with the storyline.


First Half is pacy enough, though there are unwanted fight and a song; nevertheless it sets the tone by introducing all the important characters in the movie and marvelous interval bang which makes the audience wait for the 2nd half with a baited breath. Second half is very gripping; it would have been the best if the director had not given the commercial touch to the climax.


Biggest draw to the movie is the realistic treatment of the screenplay and the people involved in technical department.

Every artist in the movie does justice to the role and renowned Character artist Achyuth Kumar steals the show and we wouldn’t be surprised if the audience gives a standing ovation for his acting skills. Praveen Tej and Balaji Manohar are sure to get few offers by fellow Gandhinagar people post this film.


Background music by Nobil Paul is the biggest highlight of the film. Advaitha Gurumurthy Cinematography adds value to the movie. Vasuki Vaibhav songs connect well with the movie proceedings.


All in all, Churikatte is a well made edge of the seat thriller, which is definitely watchable by all kind of audience.

Cineloka Rating – 3.75

Sunil HC Gowda

Production: MNK Movies
Cast: Puneeth Rajkumar, Rashmika ,Ramya Krishna, Mukhesh Rishi , Ravishankar, Chikkanna,Sadhu Kokila, Giri
Direction: Harsha.A
Stunts: Ravi Verma, Vijay
Dialogues: Chethan Kumar and Raghu 
Music: Ravi Basrur.



Director Harsha who is known to name his movies with synonyms of Lord Hanuman like Bhajarangi, Vajrakaaya has now come up with the film Anjaniputra and this time he has Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar in the lead.

After a Industry Hit ‘Raajakumara’, Puneeth is back to entertain the audience through a Mass movie. So how did this new combo of Harsha and Puneeth Work out? Let’s check out.

As Said, this movie is a Commercial package and is a remake of Tamil Hit Movie Poojai Starring Vishal.

It has all the elements of being called as a Mass cinema with no Qualms. It has heaps of supporting actors to pitch in the emotional quotient, in demand Comedians to evoke laughter, Formulaic 5 songs for music lovers, Eye catching Fights for Mass public and dialogues which play to the gallery.


Talking about the story, Puneeth Rajkumar Saves the ACP (Ravi Shankar) from a Fatal attack, and comes in the way of a contract killer. This leads to Misconceptions, coincidences & the consequences lead to form the crux of the story of Anjani putra. If you are too inquisitive as to why do our hero save the ACP, you need to watch the movie on silver screen.


Puneeth brings his Macho image on screen and delivers the role with ease. He looks tough and gives out subtle expressions which are his strength and he has oozed out energy in each and every scene. Rashmi Mandanna as his love interest plays a good natured, jaunty girl next door and delivers a good performance.

Supporting Artistes led by Ramya Krishna, Ravi Shankar do their job neat and adds value to the movie. Chikkanna,Sadhu Kokila & Giri Comedy has worked out well but in some scenes it looks forced.



Couple of songs are hummable and back ground music has worked out big-time. Ravi Basrur is on a roll here after the success of Mufti and Kataka.Ravi Verma and Vijay choreographed Stunt Sequences are feast for the action lovers.

DOP, Swamy has done a neat job, while Deepu’s editing is sharp. Chethan Kumar’s dialogues are tailor made for Puneeth fans and do gets applause from them in the theatres.


Though this is a remake movie Director Harsha has made required changes and also chopped unwanted sequences from the original while filming this mass and family entertainer. He has cooked a pure commercial film, which goes very well with Appu fans and the ones who love Action Genre Films .

The First half of the film is very engaging and entertaining, but the second half could have been better. Though the film plot is quite familiar, the screenplay is engaging and keep you entertained throughout with right mixture of action, comedy and emotions.


Overall, it is a Paisa Vasool Mass Entertainer. 

Rating - 3.5/5

 In an industry where there is no scarcity for horror genre films of various fashions, Mantram is an attempt to join the list.


Mantram with its name and a Good trailer had created quite a good buzz in Gandhinagara. The Director Sajjan is a debutante who has etched out decent Scaring scenes in the movie has managed to blend in emotional quotient & a message to the society which is a rarity in horror movies.


 As a cliché, the movie opens up in a Large old house ,where weird things happen. Sticking to the formula of a horror movie  which has a ghost , young couples , an old house , strange happenings, creepy  Background music – there by the director does some justice to the genre.


First half is completely about building curiosity – and coming to 2nd half which forms the crux of the movie where there is scene reversal and the movie takes a complete U turn.


The director and the screenplay writer Wins here & it’s up to the audience to lap it up or not by watching it on screen.

We could easily say that this is good attempt at making a decent horror movie in kannada.The climax is really good and its disturbs the audience and makes them to think about it for a while.


Lead Actress is good in her role,this might her fetch few offers. Cameo by Gaurish Akki is interesting.


Editing in the 2nd half is very good and in 1st half its average. Music By Ravi Basurur is too good and he is creating a brand for himself.

So all in All Mantram is a great attempt and managed well. 

Rating 3/5


Mufti – a very famous Slang term to depict a policeman who is undercover and performing his righteous duties.
When we get a Kannada movie Announced with this name & with an ensemble star cast like Dr.Shivarajkumar and Sri Murali the audience were excited for obvious reasons.
The trailer of this movie had created ripples all over social media and fans of Shivanna were on their toes to see him on the silver screen with salt and pepper look which is the best look for him in recent years.
Going by the Teasers and Trailer anybody could guess that Sri Murali is the policeman in Mufti and Shivanna is a dreaded Don.
Is there any cat & mouse game between the two? Like all other movies where the protagonist playing a don role, will be a robin hood type Don? Has the new director Narthan followed the norm and picked up the same formula even here?
Well it’s up to the audience to watch the movie on the Big Screen to know what exactly the director tells in his narrative.
Talking about performances of the artists, Sri Murali owns the first half of the movie with his stylish looks & mass dialogues, though there are shades of Ugramm in the film, it’s an inevitable comparison the audience does.
Dr. Shivanna owns the Second Half. He has portrayed the role of Bhairathi Ranagal in such a way that you could say that he was born to do this role. Such is the aura and charisma he carries on the screen while enacting a Don role.
Devaraj and Vashishta Simha as baddies scores well. It is Chaya Singh who surprises all with amazing performance. Her screen space is less but she is seen in some real good scenes of the movie.
Shanvi Shrivasthava’s Role isn’t a meatier one and she is wasted.
When it comes Negatives of the film. The comedy sequences are not up to the mark and the romance part too isn’t impressive.
This isn’t a movie where we have 4 songs, 5 fights which has a formulaic story– this is a different narrative with Dark Shades.
We’ve had quite a few movies with darker themed movies but this movie stands out.
Ravi Basrur as a music director has done a commendable job along with the Cameraman Naveen Kumar. The Dialogue writer scores good marks too.
All in all you have many reasons to watch this movie – Shivanna & Sri Murali Performance, The Narration, Brother-Sister Emotional Scenes, Top class Making and High production values.
Don’t miss it.
Cineloka Rating - 4/5

Movie: Psycho Shankara 
Cast: Pranav,Navarasan,Sharath Lohitasva 

Music: Sridhar KashyapRavi Basrur

Cinematography: Nithin
Editor: NM Vishwa 
Directed by: Punith Arya
Release date: November 10 2017

Its not a rare thing in kannada to make a film based on the true events or notorious  personalities. We’ve had quiet a few of them like Veerappan , Umesh Reddy,Dandupalya Gang  etc and co-incidentally few of them have striked well at Box office too. So following the que Psycho Shankara is one more addition to the kitty which is based on the notorious serial killer Pshycho Shankara and his wrong doings.


Even though the movie title may sound that the movie is completely based on Life history of Shankara , but it’s not.

It’s based on one Rape and a murder  and the happenings around this murder, though Psycho Shankara takes the centre stage – he is well supported by other characters too in the movie.


Analysis :
This movie marks the entry of Pranav - one more debutante to Kannada film industry. He plays the role Narasimha  and he is impressive in his body language and dialogue delivery. Biggest highlight of the movie is the characterisation of Navarasan(Pyscho Shankra) where he is not seen mouthing any dialogues at all. From beginning to the ending Psycho Shankara doesn’t utter a word. Navarasan has played it to the perfection.

Sharath Lohithaswa as police office has excelled in his role and it’s a gift for Kannada industry to have such a talented Character Artist in the form of Sharath.

There is also a track of brother Sister sentiment in the movie,which is the main strength and this has to be watched on screen as to which brother- sister are we talking about.


Technical Excellence: 

Director Punith Arya has done a very neat job and his Effort is seen in every Frame of the movie. He has used Kollegala dialect to the perfection,which is very appreciable.

Cineamtography is very pleasing , as for a movie which is based on real life characters , it’s hard to etch out thrillers if it’s not aptly supported by technical team, especially editing of the movie should be crispier and we have a winner here.

Background music of the movie by Ravi basarur  is worth mentioning and it adds value to the movie.

So we could comfortably say that this movie is worth a watch. Go watch in your nearest theaters.

Rating: 3.5/5

Movie: Satya Harishchandra
Producer  K Manju 
Cast: Sharan, Sanchita, Chikkanna, Bhavana, Sadhu Kokila, Sharath Lohithashwa
Music: Arjun Janya
Cinematography: Faisal Ali 
Editor: Shri 
Dialogues: Raghu Samart, Swamiji,Dayal
directed by: Dayal Padmnabhan
Release date: October 20 2017

Sharan , one of the most successful comedian turned hero has come up with his latest outing called Satya Harishchandra and this time he has teamed up with Director Dayal Padmanabhan who time after time churns out different movies.

Directors last few movies like Actor, Haggada Kone were different attempts , lets see how his recent movie has turned out

Going by the name , one could think the protagonist would be inspired from the very Famous king Satya Harishchandra who is known for the virtue of his character of not lying or sticking on to the truth no matter what situation he is in , but on the contrary our leading hero basks on lies to earn his daily bread and butter.

His habbit of lieing lands him in trouble and how does he come out of it forms the rest of the story.

Analysis :
Sharan is at his best , his comic timing and his one liners are the best and he lives up to the character of the movie. Heroines Sanchita and bhaavana hav supported him well and they look gorgeous on the screen which is an added bonus.

Other comedy artistes like chikkanna and sadhu Kokila does their job neat and evokes laughter in many scenes. There are hilarious scenes etched out for the comedy artistes and it has worked out well.

Other supporting actors like sharath lohitashwa Seetha have done what they are supposed to do.

Cameo by National award winner Sanchari Vijay isn’t too convincing but can’t be ignored.

Technical Excellence: 

Dayal Padmanabhan has yet again delivered a different film and he still knows the pulse of the audience. He has everything included in a movie which a sharan movie should have. So the audience won’t be disappointed with this movie. 

Cinematography, artwork and production values all are pretty good.

Arjun Janya Music is nice , 2 songs are hummable. Editing could have been crispier in the 2nd half – but nevertheless not much to complain.

Overall A good comedy Entertainer, which is worth watching.

Rating 3.5/5


Vaira is a suspense thriller released this week which is directed by debutante Navarasan.

Vaira, is basically a revenge drama, but the director intelligently narrates it to cater all genre audience with good amount of friendship,love and thrilling scenes. He has made sure the screenplay is engaging enough for about 110mins.

Coming to the storyline, A wannabe Actress is found missing in Madikeri and the suspect is a photographer who shot her pics in an event and the investigation leads to a haunted house and the story unfolds.

The first half of the film seems slow because the screenplay looks a familiar one,but it takes good turn towards the interval. The post interval scenes are very engaging and audience are sure to glue to the seats.

The first time director Navarasan is impressive. The shot composition of few scenes doesn’t give the feel that he is a debutante. The pre interval and climax scene are composed very well. As a director he is here to stay.

The background score of Ravi Basrur is the major highlight of the film. Time and again he is proving to be the best in the business.

Apart from Tabala Nani and couple others, the rest of the cast is new and thy have justified their selection.

Tabala Nani is a treat to watch in this film. He has got a meaty role. Navarasan,Priyanka Malnad and Raghav(character name) performance stands out among others.

Overall Vaira is definitely watchable film if you are game for suspense thrillers. Worth spending this weekend watching this film.

Cineloka Rating - 3.5

Vaira is a suspense thriller released this week which is directed by debutante Navarasan.

Vaira, is basically a revenge drama, but the director intelligently narrates it to cater all genre audience with good amount of friendship,love and thrilling scenes. He has made sure the screenplay is engaging enough for about 110mins.

Coming to the storyline, A wannabe Actress is found missing in Madikeri and the suspect is a photographer who shot her pics in an event and the investigation leads to a haunted house and the story unfolds.

The first half of the film seems slow because the screenplay looks a familiar one,but it takes good turn towards the interval. The post interval scenes are very engaging and audience are sure to glue to the seats.

The first time director Navarasan is impressive. The shot composition of few scenes doesn’t give the feel that he is a debutante. The pre interval and climax scene are composed veey well. As a director he is here to stay.

The background score of Ravi Basrur is the major highlight of the film. Time and again he is proving to be the best in the business.

Apart from Tabala Nani and couple others, the rest of the cast is new and thy have justified their selection.

Tabala Nani is a treat to watch in this film. He has got a meaty role in this film.
Navarasan,Priyanka Malnad and Raghav(character name) performance stands out among others.

Overall Vaira is definitely watchable film if you are game for suspense thrillers. Worth spending this weekend watching this film.

Cineloka Rating - 3.5

Dasara Festive season has arrived on silver-screens with one of the Most Anticipated Movies of the Year, TARAK. Irrespective of Prakash’s abilities in varied genres, there is no denying the fact that he excels in Complete Family Entertainers. The latest offering TARAK Holds significance for two Main reasons – One is the supremely gifted Star power of Darshan & Other is the proven track record of Prakash in Class Movies. Naturally, the expectations are monumental. Let’s check out what the movie has in store for Audience.


TARAK, meaning Protector is the name of lead characters – Challenging Star Darshan and Dynamic Hero Devaraj in the Movie. Movie welcomes you to the world of TARAK RAM Family, where Grandfather (Devaraj) and Grandson (Darshan) are in 2 worlds totally different from each other for few family truffles. The story takes a turn when Darshan returns to India from Europe to suffice the promise made to his lover Meera (Shanvi). How Darshan gets locked amidst the Family values and Triangular Love Tale? Will he get back to his roots permanently and reunites with his joint family? All these action along with Engaging commercial elements have to be witnessed on big screen.


First half goes at a smooth pace with Regular Commercial & Family elements. Eye-catching Locales of Europe are a treat to watch. The plot has enough laugh-out-loud situations and emotional outbursts, especially in the second half to win Audience Hearts. Breezy performances from an ensemble starcast with neatly etched screenplay are the mainstay of Tarak. All Lead Characters have complemented each other extremely well which looks colorful on screen. Second half of the movie is truly an absolute gem.


Darshan is effortlessly charming as ever. There’s an innocent, adorable quality to his humor. This can be ranked as one of his career best performances. He is Lovable as Tarak, wins hearts as a Lover-Boy. His performance nearing the climax leaves audience moist eyed at times. His chemistry with Devaraj looks refreshing. Devaraj delivers a riveting performance as the Head of the Family. He brings his natural composure to the role and walks away with all the honors in the film’s emotional moments.


Shanvi Srivastava along with her infectious charm acts confidently and pairs off very well with Darshan. She delivers right expressions with ease and shocks with her performance in the Pre-climax sequence. Sruthi Hariharan is outstanding, complementing Darshan at every step. She makes the most of her Girl next door role and provides full justice to it. The camaraderie between Kuri Prathap & Mahendra (Drama Juniors Fame) fetches good laughs. Senior actress Sumithra is excellent in short yet effective role. Rest of the star cast inclusive of Avinash, Rajesh, Sharath Lohitashwa, Chitra Shenoy and others have done their role perfectly.


On the Technical Front, Movie deserves Full Marks for their sheer brilliance. Arjun Janya’s chartbuster tracks and Background score would surely give Goosebumps for the Audience. Lavishness personified in each and every frame, which looks extremely beautiful on Big Screen. Cinematographer deserves a special applause for casting magic with his lenses. Editing is crisp.


On the Whole, TARAK is full on Family Entertainer which cannot be missed. This is one of those Movies that will have strong Word of Mouth. With good festive season around, As far as Business Prospects are concerned – It’s a SURESHOT BLOCKBUSTER.


Cineloka Rates 4/5

- Marthish S


Cast: Dhruva Sarja, Rachita Ram, Hariprriya and Vaishali Deepak in the lead roles

Music: V Harikrishna

Written and Directed by: Chethan Kumar
Release date: Sep 15th, 2017

Dhruva sarja is back to the ground  after a very long gap and he hits a Sixer .

The recently released trailer and the songs coupled with Dhurva Sarja's sensational dance moves with Massy dialogues  raised expectations on the film.

Let’s Find out if the movie was worth the wait or not as director hero duo are back after their previous super hit Bahaddur.

Dhruva Sarja called as Surya in the movie is happy go lucky guy with the boy next door looks and a  carefree attitude. He is the doting son to his mother who loves him to the moon and back.

Dhruva hates to see loved ones getting separated , but why ? we gotta watch the movie to know why.

 Whilst Dhruva aspiring to become a soldier , His mother’s only aim is to find a suitable bride for her adopted son and Surya comes across 3 female leads in the movie as the story progresses along with them.

Was his mother successful in finding the right girl for Dhruva? Did he become a soldier ?  forms the crux of the story.

It is Dhruva’s Show all the way, he has lived and loved the character he has played and does it with ease. All the 3 female leads do the job neatly but its Rachita ram and Haripriya who excels amongst them. The supporting cast has some big names from the industry and all have done justice to their respective roles.

Challenging Star Darshan Fans have a reason to rejoice as Darshan has given a voice Over which is blended well and also adds value to the movie.

Director Chethan has excelled in all the departments and has exceeded the expectations in his 2nd movie. It’s not an easy task to work on various departments like Story-screenplay-lyrics-dialogues and to excel in each of them.

This movie proves that he is not a one time wonder director and we could comfortably say that we have got a director who is worth the praise and accolades this movie might fetch.

Dhruva’s characterization in the movie would be a rage amongst the youth. The hero elevation scenes , the massy dialogues are top notch.

 Other Highlight of the movie is the fights choreographed by Vijay and Ganesh which is at par with the other industries, especially the Train fight receives huge applause from the audience.

Cinematography by Shreesha is a very pleasing. Even though the 2nd half seems bit dragged but for a commercial entertainers like this its inevitable.

V.Harikrishna’s two songs are foot tapping and other songs were average.But his Background Score is one of the main highlights of the movie.

 All in all this is Family commercial entertainer which can be watched by the whole family with no hesitation.
Cineloka Rating - 4 Stars

'ಸಿಂಪಲ್ಲಾಗ್ ಒಂದು ಲವ್ ಸ್ಟೋರಿ'ಯಂತಹ ಕ್ಲಾಸಿಕ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಕೊಟ್ಟಂತಹ ಸುನಿ ಈ ಬಾರಿ 'ಆಪರೇಶನ್ ಅಲಮೇಲಮ್ಮ' ಎನ್ನುವ ಸಸ್ಪೆನ್ಸ್ ಥ್ರಿಲ್ಲರ್‍ ಚಿತ್ರದೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮುಂದೆ ಬಂದಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

Toss is the New movie which hit the silver screens across Karnataka this Friday , starring Vijay Raghavendra , Sandeep and Ramya Barna in the lead roles.

Director Dayal Padmnabhan who is known for variety in his movies has yet again come up with a different movie where a Coin’s tossing plays an important role too.

The story revolves around 3 main characters i.e. the two heroes and the heroine.

No points for guessing that both the male leads who are close friends  fall for the same girl and will they choose love or retain the friendship forms the crux of the story.


Vijay Raghavendra has literally lived the role, he is on a roll this year after Mesmerizing performance in chowka he is back in this movie and right to the expectations he has delivered it.

Sandeep - the new comer who gets a equal space role as Vijay raghavendra’s has also performed well and he is here to stay.

Ramya Barna – who is deprived of good roles generally has got a meaty role in this movie and has lived up to the expectations

Technical Department:

Dayal Padmanabhan who is a strong technical writer and director has come up with this movie and has played to his strength yet again.

Background Music by Gowtham is apt and at times it seems loud but it matches the tempo of the movie and audience hardly concentrated on the BG music, such is the tightness in the script. The bit songs are refreshing.

To point out there are some drawbacks too,the film could have been more lavish,since the film is shot 4years ago, we can even find some timeline issues, but they are negligible since the plot isn’t old.

Movies like this should be applauded and lapped up by the audience. Another plus point of the movie is the Run time which is only 97 mins which is a welcome development in the Kannada cinema.

Rating : 3.25/5

When was the last time we all saw a Kannada horror movie with fantastic research work and befitting screenplay writing? Classic horror movies are a rarity in kannada cinema arena.

So, first of all a big hearty congratulations to the talented director KM Chaitanya who has touched the horror genre in a very effective manner, though a remake it will definitely made a mark in to the audiences mind.

Aake starring Chiru Sarja, Sharmila Maandre has everything the audience would expect from a horror genre movie

Sharmila Mandre is wannabe actress and she gets separated from her husband as he preferred film career over her and their one-year old child. At one point of time, Sharmila gets threatened by a money lender and hence she decides to participate in a contest to watch a horror movie and the condition is to watch it alone in the movie hall with no declination of Blood pressure or pulses as they are totally monitored. You should watch out the film on big screen to know the rest of the suspense and surprise.

This movie cannot be totally rated as a horror movie as this has a sensational crime angle to it as well. The director has beautifully dealt about the life style of present generation too.

The one and only negative aspect about Aake would be its slow pace narration, it can be overlooked by the content of the film. Also Editing could have been better at places to make the movie crispier.

KM Chaitanya has come up with horror movie after his highly successful Aatagara and we could say he has done a neat job.

Talking about the technicalities of the movie – BGM from Gurukiran is top notch and it could be rated as one of the best BGM for a horror movie.

Performance wise, Chiru Sarja has really done a fabulous Job, but the whole movie sits on Sharmeila Mandre’s Shoulders and she has tried very hard to balance it. We could say she has achieved the task but could have done wonders with little more effort.

Supporting actors like Prakash Belavadi,Sneha, Achyuth,Balaji Manohar have supported well and add essence to the movie.

This movie could boast of high productional values as Eros international have ventured in to Kannada cinemas through this movie and they live up to the standards they have set.

All in all this movie is a well made horror thriller movie, though doesn’t cater much to Front Benchers, it will be liked by class audience.

Cineloka Rating : 3.5/5

Movie with the title of Demi god of KFI aroused sky high expectations ever since it had that lovely combination of Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar & Talented Director Santhosh AnandRam, being produced by a reputed Production house like Hombale Films. The bonding between the parent and child has been depicted in various films in the past. Though, the message comes close to many films, RAAJAKUMARA works mainly because of the rich emotional appeal it has to offer.

It’s great to see Sandalwood coming up with many content based flicks off late amidst Popular Formula-centric films. There has been a lot of hype surrounding this promising flick ever since the trailer was released to lovely response and was applauded by most of the Industry celebs as well. SHUDDHI directed by Adarsh Eshwarappa charters a new territory. Reel & Real-life incidents have been blended effortlessly and the execution of the subject succeeds in making you find the purpose behind the same.


Pooja Gandhi who became a household name in 2006 after Industry Hit Mungaru Maley was released , later wasn’t able to keep up the momentum.

‘CHAKRAVARTHY’ - One of the most anticipated Movies of the year being produced by Veera Films has hit the theaters today amidst high expectations. Chinthan is well known for his dialogue writing skills in Sandalwood from more than a decade. He is making his debut as a director via this big budget venture featuring many bigwigs from the Industry. How the movie has turned out. Let’s check out.

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