Puneet Rajkumar's last two movies Paramathma and Anna Bond had got mixed response from critics and had failed to impress all section of audience. His last superhit film was Hudugaru, which was the remake of Naadodigal. Now, the Power Star has teamed up with Samuthirakani, the creator of Naadodigal for the remake of his own Tamil film Poraali, for Yaare Koogadali.
The Power Star has been doing films which are youthful and that were liked by both mass and class. Puneet Rajkumar, this time, has taken up the subject which is intense and message-oriented. In fact, the actor has taken a break from his usual roles and has done a challenging role played by Sasikumar in the original. However, Yaare Koogadali has regular masla elements like action, item song, love and sentiment too.
Yaare Koogadali starts off with Kumar (Puneet Rajkumar) and Natesh (Yogish) escaping from a mental asylum at the midnight after fighting hard against baddies. They directly land at the house of Sishupala (Sadhu Kokila). The duo wants to achieve something in life and desires to take the righteous path to be successful.
They soon get job at a petrol bunk where they meet a girl named Sindhu Lokanath. After working for a while, the trio decide to start their own business and partially succeeds before Kumar and Natesh's past haunt them again. The director has kept their earlier lives in suspense and it is only in the second half it gets revealed. Are Kumar and Natesh mentally ill? You have to watch the film to know this.
Samuthirakani takes quite a lot of time to arrive to the main story. In the first one hour, Yaare Koogadali entertains audience with light moments. The audience will be desperately waiting for the flashback of the duo and it is only by the end of the first half that we get hints about their characters. Continue reading on the slide...