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Govindyanamaha Kannada Movie Review

Govindyanamaha Movie Review

Cast: Komalkumar, Madhulika, Parul, Ana Barbara, Rekha Vedavyas

Producer: Suresh

Director: Paven Wadeyar

Music: Gurukiran

The film titled ‘Govindayanamaha’ is based on the story of a character called Govindu played by Komal Kumar, who is in a love relationship with four girls. Govindu is an opportunist and a trickster. He is in great shock when he really falls in love with one among the four girls. The stage is set on one of the tower of a building and the hero comes to end his life here. In this movie there is another hero who is a software engineer, a role played by Harish Raj who also comes there to suicide due to failure in love. Before committing suicide he narrates his story to Govindu who says that it is nothing compared to his tale. He in the technique of flash back narrates his relation with Mumtaz played by Parul, Vaidehi played by Madhulika and in between his narration he vomits due to consumption of poison. So Karthik, the software engineer brings him to the hospital where Mumtaz is a nurse and there also he continues to flirt with Sheela played by Rekha and Staisy played by Ana Georgia. The climax is with whom he finally settles with and Karthik looks for a better choice in his life.

Pawan Wadeyar, the debutant director concentrated on dialogues and histrionics. When the protagonist is a cheat he can’t be called a hero. He cheats hi s grandfather and leaves Vaidehi in lurch and in his state of drunkenness he says something that hurts Mumtaz, he ditches Staisy for the missing diamond ring and in the end when he finds Sheela sleeping with another man he is hurt. After all these done by him, he receives no punishment for his offence. The major negligence is in the dialogues of the film which seems to be aimed at the front benchers.

Komal Kumar fails to impress his audience. Parul does good job among all other heroines. Harish Raj did well and others were ok. The actual winner of the film is Gurukiran who has presented three good songs for the film. There is scope of improvement in the cinematography done by Suresh Babu. Editing was good.

Verdict: it is not much impressive to watch

Rating: 2.5/5

Bhavana Rao rechristens her name to ‘Shikha’

Bhavana Rao, the Bengaluru beauty of ‘Vaarevah’ and ‘Gaalipata’ rechristen her name as Shikha for the films in other languages. The actress who is born in Shimoga and has studied in Bengaluru is a Bharatnatyam exponent and a graduate in Human Resources Development, who started her career as an anchor in Asianet and Zee TV channels. She is recognised for a song with the background of Bharatnatyam and has later acted in movies like Mayadantha Male, Holidays, Vaare Vaah, Gagana Chukki Kannada films. However, the results were not as expected by her.

Bhavana Rao turned Shikha in a Tamil movie ‘Mamminangal’ where she did the role of the mother of an ill child has earned her good remarks. She has earlier acted in films like ‘Padhun Partha’ and ‘Kola Kolaya Mandirak’. But the lead role that she got was in ‘Mamminangal’. So Bhavana Rao to the audience of Kannada films is at present in bilingual ‘Attahasa’, which is a film based on the fugitive Veerappan by AMR Ramesh. We hope to see more of the actress in the near future. So we wish luck and best wishes to the actress for her career ahead.

Sandalwood’s Rishika supposed to feature in Gautham Menon’s Malayalam film

As the non stop migration of heroines from Kerala to Tamil movies continues to be unabated, here is one such girl from Kannada films who has been trying to make into the Malayalam films. Rishika from the world of Kannada films is the daughter of the famous director Rajendra Singh Babu. The actress has created vast excitement some time back when she posed nude by applying paint to her entire body for a promotional campaign in order to promote her latest movie in Kannada. Despite protests by some activists of women rights who objected to this act of her and demanded an apology from her, she refused to move from this act. This actress has also done two piece swim wear in movies and has declared earlier that she did not have any objection to appear glamorously in the films so far as the script justifies it.

Rishika is now supposed to play the lead in Gautham Menon’s debut film in Malayalam. The actress who has recently paid a visit to the office of Photon Kathas, the production house of Menon in Chennai, has appeared in the test shoot to be a part of Menon’s Malayalam film. However, it is not sure if Menon would be satisfied with the photo shoot or not.

Sudeep to act in the remake of ‘Kick’

As per reports, Kicha Sudeep who has tasted the success in ‘Vishnuvardhana’ would be seen in the remake of the film ‘Kick’ which is a Telugu blockbuster. This upcoming movie is to be directed by A Harsha and would be produced by N Kumar. Rumours say that Sudeep has agreed for the film. It reveals that the Kannada actor had committed in long time back to act in a film being produced by N Kumar but could not work together for some reasons. It is now when the producer has acquired the rights to remake ‘Kick’ has convinced the actor to act in the film. It is expected that the director A Harsha would start scripting for the film by next month. The proposed project is expected to take off by May 2012.

We have to wait further for more details on this. Let us assume that all details will be revealed soon and we will come to see a good film. Nothing can be said more and we can just keep waiting and guessing what might come our way. We hope that everything goes on well and a good film is made for the audience.

Nam Anna Don Kannada movie review

The film ‘Nam Anna Don’ is packed with touching contents, hilarious elements, doing good to society and transforming hearts etc. Dr Arjun played by Ramesh is a heart surgeon and lands up in a situation where he has to cure 22 kids of heart disease for free. The hospital management seems to be unhappy at this and does not render him support, rather they demands that the institution is to earn profit and not for social service. In the mean time, his girlfriend played by Mona Parvaresh and her brother Achyuth Rao brings in a dead body of a don played by Rajendra Karanth. The don’s brother played by Raju Thalikoti unaware of the death of his brother pleads to save him and claims that in return he would do anything for him. The rest of the story is the climax of the film.

Ramesh Aravind needs special attention for giving a noble message to doctors. His idea to tell it with comedy is praiseworthy. But he has made mistakes while presenting on celluloid. The screenplay was week. The first half failed to capture the attention of the audience while the second half was much better. The comic scenes are good at times. It can be said that Raju Thalikoti overshadowed Ramesh Aravind. The actress has nothing much to do in the film but was not impressive in whatever she was offered to do. However, Sanathini was ok and Rajendra Karanth in his double roles was good. Others like the debutant Sunaina Suresh, Achyuth Rao and Veena Bhat did justice to their roles. Music scored by Mathews Manu was not as expected but the background music was better and cinematography was also ok. In conclusion it can be said this is film with a noble message to the medical practitioners.

Rating: 3.5/5

Verdict: it is family entertainment movie delivering a noble message.

AK 56 kannada movie review

The film titled ‘AK 56’ is made after 10 years of the film ‘AK 47’ and also by the same director. The theme is based on the innocent without any inquiry tagged as terrorist. Instead of checking thoroughly the law enforcement comes to a conclusion thus spoiling the career of an innocent. It is portrayed very strongly in the court by the protagonist. Ajay played by Dr Siddanth who is a sales supervisor in a motor company is framed wrongly for handing a consignment to a terrorist unknowingly. He faces insults and the police do not show interest in his innocence. Ajay is from a reputed family and when the plea of his family members also falls in deaf ears he is sent to Hindalga Jail. In the meantime his mother Saraswathi played by Sumalatha loses her husband played by Sharat Babu. His mother decides that Ajay should run away from the jail and she hands over the task to four men on payment. Their plan succeeds but the torture continues. Ajay and his gang save the blast of KRS dam as planned by the terrorist leader Atul Kulkarni. Finally in the court Ajay is freed but he is not happy as he has lost eight months of his life and many valuables. However, outside the court, the Pakistani associated terrorist is shot down by Ajay as he show disrespect for his country.

It is an action thriller. Director N Omprakash Rao has focused strongly on the police who without crosschecking the one they frame and the trauma in the Indian system of Judiciary. So far as the performance of the characters is concerned, they are quite good. Dr Siddanth has struggled hard but the dubbing of Naveen Krishna has strengthened his role. Shirin has given her best performance. Sumalatha did very well, Lokanath is good as always. The dialogues are good. Music in this film are refreshing and Manohar has done good work with the camera.

Rating: 3/5

Verdict: all in all a good film

Tuglak kannada movie review

Tughlak in the present day is a confused person who is an indecisive person. The history personality Mohammad Bin Tuglak does not resemble the Tuglak of present day. The film titled ‘Tuglak’ is directed by Aravind Kaushik. Raghu played by Rakshin Shetty from his very childhood is always confused. Even as he grows up he is ina dilemma in every phase of life. He saves the life of Sonia and Sania played by Anisha Ummar and Meghana Gaonkar respectively and both of them proposes him. Now the question is who to accept. He accepts Sania and tells that his choice is Sonia. In the meantime he is asked to kill Medha who is his rival by Sonia’s brother, a don. As he agrees to kill him, his mind works differently that is why to kill someone just for the sake of love. Raghu at that time decides his love for Sania but before expressing it to her he is to complete the film. In this task he is offered with same scenes and as public demands he should not accept anyone, a flashback is seen Sania rejecting his proposal. He then turns to Sonia and she too rejects him and finally his friend Giri asks him to remain as friends and this is the end of the film.

This is a film with much confusion, the director trying to test the nerves of human brain. In this age of computers, the young generation does not want to spend a second taking decision. The protracted style of the director is so bad that it gives the feeling when it would end. However, the songs are good with the performances also quite impressive. Rakshit Shetty did a good job with his serenity quite touching at some places. Among the girls, Anisha Ummar is much glamorous while Meghna Gaonkar making a good attempt. As a don B Sutresha is irksome. Ballu is funny while Giri’s role is quite convincing.

The flash back technique is confusing as per the title of the film. Music in it is the main stay with the cinematography coming upto the mark.

Rating: 2.5/5

Verdict: a film full of confusion. It is good to decide before going to watch the movie.

Parijatha kannada movie review

The Kannada film titled ‘Parijatha’ is a remake of the film titled ‘Boss Engira Bhaskaran’ which was released in 2009. The story is based on a careless youth who falls in love with a teacher. The teachings of life with a good family around him form the crux of the film. Bhaskar popularly known as Boss played by Diganth is bowled over by the charm of Chandrika played by Aindrita Ray. Bhaskar is a good for nothing guy who could not pass PUC exam even after many attempts. He is caught cheating in the examination hall by Chandrika who is the invigilator. He is always helped by a barber friend played by Sharan. He loves her and she also reciprocates it but when he approaches her family, he is made fun of for his existence without a job. This insults him and urges him to start a tutorial for Class X students which earn him good profit but Chandrika’s father still does not accept him. So Chandrika has to agree for a different match with Raghu Mukherjee.

Diganth was good with his careless attitude although he did it in many earlier films. Aindrita was not as good as Nayanthara in the original but complements Diganth with her performance. Sharan was hilarious as usual. Raghu Mukherjee makes a guest appearance. The first part of the film was somewhat boring. Music by Mano Murthy was melodious, cinematography was also quite pleasing. The director Prabhu Srinivas remained faithful to the original one. Aindrita and Diganth make a good pair but this does not make a good film. In other words, there is nothing new in the film. So it is a so so film and those in love may like it.

Rating: 2.5/ 5

Verdict: it is a mediocre film and is for young generation. One in love may enjoy the film.

Second Marriage for Director S Mahender

It is after his split up with his wife Shruti, the director S Mahender again ties the knot with Yashodha, a village girl in Mysore on the 3rd of February. Yashodha is an MA Economics student. The news has been confirmed by the director himself who hs said that more information on this will be released as soon as he reaches Bengaluru. The director was in Mysore at the time of contact.

Bad luck hit the director S Mahender when his actress wife filed a divorce in 2009. it also threw bad impact in Shruti’s life as well. She lost position in the BJP for divorcing her husband and in that case the director from the same party had to keep silent. The divorce ended the 13 year old relationship. As per the director, members of his family permitted him to remarry. He further added that Yashodha was a distant relative and they have to face life as it comes and there is no escape from this. He along with his family went to the temple and then exchanged garlands to marry Yashodha. After the split up of 13 year old relationship let us see how this second marriage works for S Mahender.

Bhavana Dances-Deepika Shakes- Million Hearts Throb Wildly-Enjoy Every Moment Watching Chingaari

Harsha is a talented director. However, he has also a special skill in choreography. Recently, he has made a bold attempt to shoot Chingaari which will hit the silver screen very soon. However, meanwhile CD albums of music have been released by the producer of the movie which will be gifted to people after premiere show. The movie will be packed with spices of chilly romance, soothing beauty of nature, shinning morning, romantic cruises, superb musical tunes, and colorful presentations of heroine and her associate.

Harsha is trying to make the movie more attractive. It will act as an agent to spread the message of love, friendship, joy, and romance. However, to some extent this upcoming movie suffers from the artistic lackluster halfway through the movie. Darshan is a genius actor but he will also have to struggle for getting appreciation as his expressions seem to be dull. He should learn how to express feelings accurately so that there will be alignment between the sequence of incidents and the way of presentation. That means he needs to brush up his personal skill to realize the magnitude of the importance of situation and he should know how to react perfectly to create an understandable ambience in which both actors and viewers must feel comfy to communicate and share their views.

On the other hand, Bhavna is really sexy and hot. Her strong sexual drive is palpable every moment. Way of her erotic expression is superb. She dances wildly to make someone hot. She is unbeaten. Deepika, the heroine, is the gift of God. She will be seen playing as a sweetheart of Darshan who will sacrifice a lot to save her from danger. Her charismatic eyes, arresting beauty and high voltage erotic desire will certainly attract teens to play truants for rushing to movie halls to have glimpses of sexy Deepika and of course cute Bhavana.

Rating: 4/5

Verdict: Chingaari is meant for romantic boys and gals. They will enjoy wild shaking of Bhavana and erotic gestures of Deepika. However, in terms of perfection in enhancing artistic luster and presentation of expletives, it suffers from a deep lacunae and lackluster.