Channagangappa's latest directorial venture Chikkamagaloora Chikkamallige is a neat film with a good story and fantastic visuals. Channagangappa and the film's cinematographer J.G.Krishna transform the entire film into some sort of a visual spectacle by choosing some fantastic locales for songs and shooting it in captivating surroundings.
CMCM is based on a story written by Nobel Laurette Robindranath Tagore which was written when some provinces were still ruled by small time Kings and Sawanths. It has a very good love story that develops between the grand daughter of a Maharaja who loses his throne and a fun loving commoner. Though the story line is thin, the one thing that makes the film something special is its visual beauty and the melodious music. The film appeals to your eyes and ears.
One more attractive feature of the film is that Channagangappa has deliberately chosen some new artistes for the film to play the leading roles. And he has picked fresh talents to croon the songs of the film. In both his selections, Channagangappa has been successful in taking the best out of the new talents.
The film's new heroine Radhika Gandhi, who is the sister of Pooja Gandhi, has acquitted very well in the role. She looks cute and attractive. Young hero Shravanth is quite lively and delivers a good performance. The film has strong performances from veteran artistes like Avinash, C.R.Simha, Bharath Bhagavathar, Sharath Lohithashwa, Vinaya Prakash and Rudresh. The young brigade represented by Anand has also done a good job.
Channagangappa has scored major points in his writing. The dialogues are crisp and effective. On the whole, CMCM is a healthy family entertainer which needs to be encouraged for its novel presentation.
Banner: Kempambica Creations
Producer: V Ashwath
Direction: E Channagangappa
Lyrics, Music Direction: K Kalyan
Cinematographer: J G Krishna
Cast: Shravanth, Jagadish, Radhika Gandhi, C R Simha, Avinash, R G Vijaya Sarathy and others.