“2nd Half” is a film which had created certain interest in audience by its intriguing title and the trailer. Let’s check out how the films stands out be.
Anuradha(Priyanka) is a Police constable whose assigned to look after the CCTV cameras. She was interested in a life of a girl (Surabhi) spotted in CCTV camera while she was painting on streets. She was also aware of the boys around her. One Fine day, the girl goes missing which leads Anuradha to investigate the case. How will Anuradha go about the investigation? Will she be able to crack the case? Watch it on big screen to know it.
Director Yogi Devagange has chosen a good story in his debut directorial film. The First of “2nd Half” is bit boring to be precise. The comedy scenes of Shalini seem overboard at times. But the second half of the film is quite engaging and has many twists and turns to it. There is a message in the end of the movie which is appreciable.
Priyanka Upendra has done a complete justice to the character. She scores well has a helpless police constable and also a dynamic woman, who fights for the justice of a young girl. Niranjan Sudhir, a nephew of actor Upendra has made a promising debut through this film. Surabhi,Shalini,Sharath Lohitashwa, Naveen does a neat job in their brief roles.
Two songs from composer Chethan Sosca are good and well shot too. Back ground score was not a noticeable work. Cinematography and Editing could have been much better.
Overall “2nd Half” is a watchable movie for the message it has.
Rating - 3/5
Raambo2 is a film which created lot of buzz for many reasons. Firstly it was a sequel to the hit film Rambo, which introduced Sharan as a Hero. Secondly, this movie was produced by the well known technicians. The songs were huge hits, so certainly it was the film audiences were looking for. Let’s see how it turns out to be.
Krishna (Sharan) is a guy who looks for variety in everything he does. His Dad had to change 5-6 places before they ended up staying in Goa. Krishna finds a street smart girl in Mayuri(Ashika) after repeatedly failing to find one . He goes for a long drive with Mayuri and the story begins from there. Many Characters comes into this road journey and makes it more interesting. Where will this journey end up? Who all joins the journey? What are the twists and turns it takes? Watch it on big screen and enjoy.
The Screenplay written by Anil Kumar and Tharun Sudhir is an engaging one. There are no dull moments throughout the flick. The inclusion of the character DJ(Chikkanna) gives the wholesale entertainment to the audience. There are few dual meaning dialogues but not as cheap as you see in every other movie these days.
There is a Surprise element in the second half of the film, which will surely melt your hearts. Would love to say that is the best part of this movie. The Car chases are brilliantly shot.
Apart from that, the film has many comical situations throughout. Few Scenes towards Pre Climax could have been bit pacy. The songs and BGM by Arjun Janya is very pleasing. The cinematography by Sudhakar is excellent. The Car chases are brilliantly shot. Editing by Prakash is apt.
Sharan is lively and has selected the best script. Ashika adds the Glam Quotient while Chikkanna and Sadhu Kokila are good enough to make you laugh.
Overall Raambo2 is a well made comedy thriller, which can be enjoyed. Sharan after series of Average films gives a film which is worth visiting theatres.
Rating - 3.75/5
'Buckaasuura - For Money' had created a huge demand, even before its release by the two trailers that created a buzz for everyone waiting to watch. This Friday it has hit the screens, and everyone knew about the title which itself says story of a person hunger for money.
Let me introduce Arya(Rohitt) an advocate who is from a middle class family background and his caring mother(Sithara) working for a orphanage. Arya has a girlfriend (Kavya) who is also his assistant and has plans to stay happy with him forever. The story starts with a court case of an MLA’s son indulged in a rape case. The case will be taken over by Arya, While the director has showed that Arya defends the case logically to such an extent that the public prosecutor has no evidences to prove that his client is innocent. Though it seems bit dramatic, it’s all there in the game.
But this is not the crux of this case; the narration has thriller, horror and some catchy dialogues. Finally let me introduce bad boy of a big firm, Chakravarthy(Ravichandran) , the amount of hype given to his character from the movie has been upheld. Looks stylish and classy with the negative character. Yes let me tell you what the 'F' is all about Fantastic and Frenzy.
The court room drama is hilarious and the audience will burst into laughter whenever our famous Kannada teacher of Sandalwood, Suchendra Prasad(Public Prosecutor) and Rohitt's gets into an court argument . This court scene should be considered as an entertainment and should not be compared to the real court room scenes. Never to forget appearances of Characters Vijay Chendoor, Sihi Kahi Chandru and Shashikumar’s special appearance they have justified their presence in the movie.
This young team of ‘Karvva’ needs to be applauded for their effort to pool in a brilliant story writer Rajasimha for giving kannada audience a new age story which attracts all age group. The cinematographer has really given his best but seems to be director’s execution and advice has played a spoil sport in few scenes. The BGM which is scored by Avinash is average.
Director Navneeth is saved by the screenplay. Overall it is a decent entertainer with a message to carry back home.
Rating : 3.25/5
Dhwaja is a political thriller which narrates a story of what really goes behind the manipulative game of politics set in a village backdrop.
This is a Remake of Tamil film Kodi. Ashok Kashyap who had a good time as a cinematographer is helming the director's hat in Dhwaja. Debutant Ravi has played a dual role along with Priyamani and Divya.
Dhwaja and Jana (both played by Ravi) are twins by birth. His father was also a low-rung party worker, brings him up to become a politician, before setting himself on fire, protesting against a factory who toxic mercury waste has ruined lives in the locality.Anbu is a soft spoken and intelligent, who works as a college professor. Dhwaja falls for the over ambitious Ramya (played by Priyamani) who belongs to the rival party and has been in politics since childhood like him. While Dhwajais the youth wing secretary of his party and a prospective candidate, Ramya’s party selects her for an upcoming bye-election. Meanwhile, Jana is in love with Mahalakshmi(Divya), a egg vendor.
In a Sudden development, Dhwaja was made to contest against her girl friend Ramya. Will the love birds fight against each her? How will Jana comes into this mix makes the crux of this film.
Ravi in his debut has done a very neat job. The swag in the character Dhwaja is uplifted by him. Priyamani has given one of her career best performances in this film. As a Cunning politician, she is outstanding. Divya was lively in her brief role.TN Seetharam as a Party leader has done a good job.
Songs which are retained from the original film Kodi are bit average. The BGM is convincing for this political thriller.The action sequences are choreographed well. The cinematography is very good throughout the movie.
Summing it up, Dhwaja works for its treatment and performances. Audience can have a good watching experience.
ಇದು ಕಾಮಿಡಿಯ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ
ಚಿತ್ರ: ನಂಜುಂಡಿ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ
ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ: ಶಿವಣ್ಣ ದಾಸನಪುರ
ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ: ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ ಕಾರಂತ್
ತಾರಾಬಳಗ: ತನುಷ್, ಶ್ರವ್ಯ, ಪದ್ಮಜಾ ರಾವ್, ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ ಕಾರಂತ್, ಕುರಿ ಪ್ರತಾಪ್.
ನಂಜುಂಡಿ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಮಾಲಾಶ್ರೀ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್ ಜ್ಞಾಪಕ ಬರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅದೇ ಹೆಸರನ್ನಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ತೆರೆಗೆ ಬಂದಿರುವ ಹೊಸ 'ನಂಜುಂಡಿ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ'ದಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂತಹ ನೆನಪಿನಲ್ಲಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಳ್ಳುವಂತಹದ್ದು ಏನು ಇಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ಭರ್ಜರಿ ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಇದೆ.
ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ ತಾಯಿಗೆ ತನ್ನ ಮಗನಿಗೆ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತರ ಮನೆಯಿಂದ ಹೆಣ್ಣು ತರಬೇಕು ಎಂಬ ಆಸೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಊರಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಹೆಣ್ಣುಮಕ್ಕಳ ಮನೆಗೂ ಹೋಗಿ ಇಷ್ಟವಿಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಅವರನ್ನು ಅವಮಾನಿಸುತ್ತಿರುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಕಂಡ ತಂದೆಗೆ ತನ್ನ ಪತ್ನಿಯ ದುರಾಹಂಕಾರವನ್ನು ಇಳಿಸಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಮಗನಿಗೆ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾರೆ.
ಇದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಮಗ ಒಂದು ಪ್ಲಾನ್ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಾನೆ. ತಾಯಿಯನ್ನು ಸರಿದಾರಿಗೆ ತರಲು ಆತ 'ಗೇ' ಒಬ್ಬನನ್ನು ಮದುವೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದೇನೆ ಎಂದು ನಾಟಕವಾಡುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಇದನ್ನು ಆ ತಾಯಿ ಹೇಗೆ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸುತ್ತಾಳೆ ಆಮೇಲೆ ಏನಾಗುತ್ತದೆ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಅರಿಯಲು ಸಿನಿಮಾ ನೋಡಬೇಕು.
ರಂಗಭೂಮಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಹೆಸರು ಮಾಡಿರುವ ನಟ ಕಮ್ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ ಕಾರಂತ್ ಒಂದು ಸಿಂಪಲ್ ಕಥೆಯನ್ನು ಹಾಸ್ಯದ ಮೂಲಕ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಸನ್ನಿವೇಶದಲ್ಲೂ ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ತುಂಬಿರಬೇಕು ಎಂಬುದು ಅವರ ಉದ್ದೇಶವಾಗಿದೆ, ಅದು ಇಡೀ ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣುತ್ತದೆ. ಇಡೀ ಸಿನಿಮಾವನ್ನು ಕಾಮಿಡಿಗೆ ಮೀಸಲಿಟ್ಟಿರೋ ಕಾರಣ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸೆಂಟಿಮೆಂಟ್, ಆ್ಯಕ್ಷನ್ಗೆ ಅಷ್ಟೊಂದು ಜಾಗವಿಲ್ಲ.
ನಂಜುಂಡಿ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣದ ಮೂಲಕ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರು ಮನುಷ್ಯನಿಗೆ ಪ್ರೀತಿ ವಿಶ್ವಾವೇ ಮುಖ್ಯ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇಡೀ ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದೊಳ್ಳೆ ಲವ್ಸ್ಟೋರಿ ಇದೆ.
ಯುವ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರನ್ನು ಉದ್ದೇಶವಾಗಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡೆ ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಡಬ್ಬಲ್ ಮೀನಿಂಗ್ ಡೈಲಾಗ್ಗಳನ್ನು ರಚಿಸಿರುವ ಕಾರಣ , ಕೆಲವು ಕಡೆ ಅತಿರೇಕ ಎನಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಫ್ಯಾಮಿಲಿ ಒಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ನೋಡಲು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಮುಜುಗರ ಅನಿಸೋದು ಖಂಡಿತ.
ಇಡೀ ಸಿನಿಮಾದಲ್ಲಿ ನಕ್ಕು ನಗಿಸುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವುದೇ ಅನುಮಾನವಿಲ್ಲ. ಸಿನಿಮಾಗೆ ತನುಷ್ ಹೀರೋ ಆದರೂ, ಕುರಿ ಪ್ರತಾಪ್ ಪಾತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಸ್ಕೋಪ್ ಇದೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕುರಿ ಅದನ್ನು ಸಮರ್ಥವಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇನ್ನು ತನುಷ್ ಸಹ ತಮ್ಮ ಪಾತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತಮವಾಗಿ ನಟಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ನಾಯಕ ತನುಶ್ ಈ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೋಲಿಸಿದರೆ ನಟನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಳಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ನಾಯಕಿ ಶ್ರವ್ಯ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಮುದ್ದಾಗಿ ಕಾಣಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೆಲ ಹಾಡುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಖತ್ ಗ್ಲಾಮರಸ್ ಆಗಿ ನಟಿಸುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಅಚ್ಚರಿ ಮೂಡಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಉಳಿದಂತೆ ಪದ್ಮಜಾ ರಾವ್, ಮಂಜುನಾಥ ಹೆಗಡೆ, ರಾಜೇಂದ್ರ ಕಾರಂತ್ ತಮ್ಮ ಪಾತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ನ್ಯಾಯ ಒದಗಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.