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Naveen Krishna's talents are showcased completely in the film Dheemaaku made by his mother Pushpa Sreenivasa Murthy. Kannada film fans have seen Naveen Krishna in many films where he has delivered very strong performances. But in Dheemaaku it is a one man show from start to finish. Director Magesh Kumar has written a script which is tailor-made to exploit the talents of this amazing actor who is still underutilised on screen.
Starting from the first sequence, it is Naveen Krishna who is the boss and the captain. He takes over the reigns of responsibility of the entire film on the shoulders and moves forward with lot of energy and zeal. The weak points and mistakes in the script notwithstanding, Dheemaaku becomes an enjoyable viewing for the complete domination of Naveen Krishna and a good performance by Flora Saini who sparkles brilliantly in the second half.
Magesh Kumar, who had worked in tele serials and had made some ad films, should have really worked hard on this opportunity. But he has not utilised the given opportunity properly.
Naveen Krishna plays the role of Bala Murali Krishna who is in love with Priya, but pretends to be in love with her friend instead. He request Priya to convince her friend of his true love. After many interactions, it is Priya and Balu who become closer. And every thing happens to Balu's terms till then. Suddenly a there is twist in the form of the opposition of Ms. Indira Devi, the mother of Priya. The arrogant mother-in-law tries to create bottlenecks to the alliance, but Balu uses his brain to get clear of all obstacles. And finally he gets the nod of Indira Devi to marry Priya.
As earlier said it is Naveen Krishna who steals the show. Flora Saini in the role of Indira Devi has done her best role. But it is heroine Pavani in the role of Priya who is unequal to the requirements of the role. All the veteran artistes who have worked in the film have done well to enhance the quality of the film.
The music is the highlight of the film. Arjun proves his mettle in the song compositions. The camera work of Vinod Bharathi is also top class.
Dheemaaku is a remarkable commercial film which is a must see.
Banner: Sri Ambhika Combines
Producer: Smt. Pushpa Srinivasmurthy
Story: Magesh Kumar, Naveen Krishna
Screenplay: Magesh Kumar, Naveen Krishna, Vinood Panna, Shankar Billemane
Dialogue: Shankar Billemane
Direction: Magesh Kumar
Cinematographer: Vinood Bharathi
Cast: Naveen Krishna, Pavani, Mayuri Saini, Rangayana Raghu, Sudha Belawadi, Sunderraj, Komal, Bullet Prakash, Sharan, Jaggesh