Director Mahesh entered the Kannada film industry through the movie Mussanje Maathu, featuring Sudeep and Ramya in lead. His debut venture was successful at the Box Office. Now Mahesh has teamed up with Ravichandran’s brother Balaji for the movie Iniya, which is nothing but old wine in a new bottle. The promising director seems to have failed in handling the script.
Movie Iniya is a family-oriented sentimental love story. The highlights of the movie are Balaji's wonderful performance, Sundaranath Suvarna’s camera work, V shridhar’s music, Ravi Varma’s stunts and Mahesh’s punch dialogues. Despite having all these aspects the movie fails to create interest among the audience just because of weak script.
Although the director has tried to fill in all the commercial elements like comedy, sentimental and fight sequences in the movie, the weak script has been unconvincing on screen. He has failed to exhibit his sentimental angle onscreen. Even mother's sentiment falls flat because of many unrelated sequences.