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Bodyguard – Movie Review

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Jaggesh's Bodyguard is a remake of the Malayalam blockbuster of the same name. The action-comedy film starring Jaggesh is a decent entertainer. Except some minor errors, the film has turned out to be a 'paisa-vassol' outing for the actor's fans. Read on for the review.

Jayakrishna (Jaggesh) saves Ashokanna's (Guru Dutt) family, when they were being attacked by one of the latter's rivals. This makes Ashokanna to appoint Jayakrishna, as his daughter Ammu's (Daisy Shah) bodyguard. But Ammu is not happy simply because of his over-concerned attitude towards her. In a bid to safeguard her life, he accompanies her everywhere from classroom till bedroom thereby creating some strange moments for her. To divert his attention from her, she starts flirting with him through an anonymous number to make him to fall in love.

As expected, she herself starts liking him but refrains from revealing to Jayakrishna that she's her secret caller. What happens then is the interesting part of the Bodyguard story. The plot of Bodyguard is more of a love story than an action film. It is because the major part of the runtime will have light-hearted moments until baddies suddenly emerge in the climax.

Jaggesh shines in the role of a bodyguard. But for those, who have seen other versions, he seems to be miscast for the lead character. Nonetheless, he has justified his character. Female leads Daisy Shah, Spoorthi have failed to impress the audience. In fact, their dull appeals in the film are the biggest drawbacks of the movie. Comedian Sadhu Kokila is good and rest other characters are okay.

Director TA Anand has allowed himself to make quite a few mistakes in the script. The lack of powerful scenes might cost big time for the movie. In fact, he has also failed to take best out from his technicians like music director Vinaychandra and Ashok V Ramans's cinematography.

The bottom line is Kannada movie Bodyguard is only for Jaggesh's fans.

Cast: Jaggesh, Daisy Shah, Spoorthi, Gurudutt, Sadhu Kokila, Bank Janardhan and others
Director: TA Anand
Music: Vinaychandra
Cinematography: Ashok V Raman
Producers: Parimala Jaggesh
Banner: Gururaja Films
Released on: November 4

Topics: kannada reviews, jaggesh, ta anand, guru dutt, bodyguard

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