Snehitaru is a multi-starrer film, which features Srujan Lokesh, Ravishankar Gowda, Tarun Chandra and Vijay Raghavendra in the lead roles. Challenging Star Darshan and Nikita have done guest appearances in the Kannada movie directed by K Rama Narayan.
The movie is nothing but a fun ride. From the word go, Snehitaru will treat you with their funny acts. Love orphans and upheld humanism are the messages of the movie. In other words, the film tells what happens if you are not concerned about orphans.
A rich kid Master Snehith's trouble-creating attitude is a big headache for his grandparents. As his teachers fail to control his tantrums, his grandparents are forced to look out for other options. Hence, his cop brother played by Darshan, an encounter specialist, recruits a caretaker cum teacher Anjali (Pranitha), as he is being sent to a different place on a special assignment.
At this juncture, four friends (Srujan Lokesh, Ravishankar Gowda, Tarun Chandra, and Vijay Raghavendra) enter the story and the cat-and-mouse game begins. The director has concentrated only on entertaining elements but has lost grip on the story at parts. However, there are no boring moments and it is a thoroughly enjoyable flick.
When it comes to performance, Darshan star power works big time. Be it his introductory scene or the climax, he gets the maximum applause for his electrifying presence. The movie appears like a first step of Master Snehith towards acting career and he is decent in his debut attempt. Nikita is good in her special song, Srujan Lokesh, Ravishankar Gowda, Tarun Chandra, and Vijay Raghavendra have played their parts well. Pranitha is charming and others like Nagraj Urs, Ramesh Bhat, Girija Lokesh, Bullet Prakash and Sadhu Kokila have done justice to their roles.
V Harikrishna's two songs are good. Sonu Nigam crooned 'Badapaayi hrudaya...' is our pick. MR Seenu's cinematography is appreciable.
Verdict: On the whole, Snehitaru is a fun ride.