Monday, February 26, 2007
Soori directed Duniya not only stands up to its huge expectations but it also comes as a fresh offering for the quality conscious Kannada film audience who are now in the mood to encourage new talents. It is raw and authentic. It gives a stunning display of the cruel, struggling world of the people living in slums - the bad and mean underworld where the fittest and meanest will survive. Soori has not left out on the commercial elements but he has made a stunner which disturbs you and makes you think of the world unknown to many "confortable" people.
From the first sequence, the director's and the technical crew's expertise can be seen. But this does not to undermine the efforts of actors like Vijay, Rashmi who are making their debut. And there is the irrepressible rangayana raghu, Mico Nagaraj and Kishore who put in a very good effort. Even new artists who have acted in the roles of loose Mada, Petrol, Dopu have remarkably made their mark in the film.
It is difficult to pin point one great strength of Duniya but it is certain that the cinematographic work of the film will be spoken about for a long time. Sathya Hegde, who has handled the camera for many corporate ad films and feature films like Masala,&Yeshwanth have certainly done a great job. They have done a great job despite using minimum lighting in the film. Shooting this kind of a film within such short time would be a challenge for anyshould have been a great challenge for him but Sathya has accomplished a achievement of sorts in the film. And ofcourse, Sadhu Kokila has done a great job with the background score.
Overall, Duniya is a must watch for all sections and classes of movie fans who want to see something different and authentic.
Banner - SAMY Associates
Producer - T.P. Siddaraju
Co-Producer - A.T. Lokesh
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues, Direction - Suri
Music - V. Manohar
Backgroud Music - Sadhu Kokila
Lyrics - Nagendra Prasad, V Manohar, Ranganath, Yogaraj Bhat
Cinematography - Sathya Hegde
Cast - Vijay, Rashmi, rangayana raghu, Kishore, Mico Nagaraj, Vasudha Barighate, Mahesh, Lokesh, Sai Sunil, Prasanna and others.