Sudeep, Ramya and Anu Prabhakar outshine each other with strong performances in the Mussanje Maathu directed by Mahesh. Mahesh wins in his first battle as a film director by crafting an emotional film which is bound to touch the chords of the people. And the film is bound to appeal a large segment of family audience. The second half of the film is gripping enough to erase the memories of weak comedy sequences in the first half and the lengthy dialogues. Finally the film ends as a good and clean family oriented film with excellent performance and classic music by debutant music director Sridhar.
The songs of the film rocks as much as . Sudeep's outstanding performance in the role of Radio Jockey Pradeep. His body language, looks and new hair do fits into the role he plays in the film. Veteran cameraman Sundaranath Suvarna also compliments his work effectively to give a film a better look. The songs of the film are also well picturised.
Mussanje Maathu is a highly emotional film which makes audience to break into tears in many sequences. It looks like a collage of many emotional sequences, some related and some unrelated to the main story of the film. The fact is that the story of the film is wafer thin, but the narrative part is very good in the film.
Sudeep proves his mettle with an extra ordinary performance. Ramya and Anu Prabhkar are highly charged up in their respective roles. Ramesh Bhat is equally good in his complex role.
Sridhar's music compositions really rock in the film. 'Ninna Nodalendhu Maathanaadalendhu', 'Enaagalee' and 'Kaddalu Manasanna' are the top songs of the album which are well picturised too. The film stands out for its art work and camera work.
Mussanje Maathu is worth watching many a times. Sudeep shines like never before with his new looks and hair do. Director Mahesh shows lot of promise.
Banner – Mars Films
Producers - Suresh Kumar Jain
Story, Dialogue, Direction - Mahesh
Music - V Sridhar
Cinematographer - Sundernath Suverna
Choreography - Chinni Prakash, Tara, Deva Sampath, Cool Jayanth, Dhanukumar, Prasad
Editor - Sri (Crazy Mind)
Cast – Sudeep, Ramya, Anu Krishna Kumar, Ramesh Bhat, Sumitra, Mandya Ramesh, Pranesh, Krishne Gowda and others