Mylari is a good family entertainer with all decent commercial elements. The main highlight of the movie is Shivanna's energetic performance. Chandru's beautiful story, Gurukiran's music, Thriller Manju's fights, Pradeep Antony's choreography, Rangayan Raghu, Prathap and Prakash's comedy, costumes and beautiful locations are its other highlights.
The movie has a beautiful storyline and Chandru has weaved it with different twists and turns. He has good grip over the narration of the story. But the first half of the story is quite dragging and tests that patience of the audience. Though second half also starts with boring narration, soon it turns serious and takes the viewers to real life of Bangalore.
Mylari (Shivaraj Kumar) is a son of a farmer from Mailapur. He is very naughty and not good at studies, while his brother Gopal (Yashas) is humble and very intelligent boy at school. Mylari is in love with his classmate Anitha (Sada) right from his school days, but he hesitates to express it before her. Her parents decide to marry her with an engineer. He tries to convey her his love after her engagement, which results in being thrown out of the house by his father. What happens next and whether he will get his lady love or not will form the crux of the film.
Shivaraj Kumar has delivered wonderful performance as Mylari. He rocks the screen in dance and fight sequences and he impresses audience in sentimental sequences. Sada's performance is good and she also impresses audience in emotional sequences. Rangayan Raghu has a very small portion, which he makes sweet in short. Ravi Kale, Yashas, Prathap, Bullet Prakash, Sanjana, Guruprasad, John Kokken and others have also played well their respective roles.
Gurukiran's music is a big highlight of the film Mylari. It has wonderful background score. He has scored music for six songs and all of them are good. Especially songs like 'Malapura Mylari...' and 'Butbide...' are very good to listen. Most of these songs have been shot very stylishly and they boast of wonderful work in sections like costume, art, camera and choreography.
Mylari is not out of mistakes. It has small drawbacks, which can be ignored. But the director could have avoided the song 'Gallugallenutha', which appears to be forced in the film. Overall, it's good family entertainer for this Christmas. Don't come out from theatre in the middle. Wait till the end to enjoy the full film.
Producer: KP Srikanth and Kanakapur Srinivas
Director: R Chandru
Cast: Shivaraj Kumar, Sada, Rangayan Raghu, Ravi Kale, Yashas, Prathap, Bullet Prakash, Sanjana, Guruprasad Suresh Heblikar, Guruprasad, John Kokkin, Rekha