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(U/A) (2012)


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13 Apr 2012
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Dashamukha Review


No, it is not a regular Ravichandran’s movie where we get to see him in the role of a do-gooder sporting dhoti and living his life for the welfare of the people. Dashamukha does not even showcase his formulaic style of showing his leading girls in sexy costumes, colourful sets and catchy romantic songs. But this is the movie, which he has not tried to do in his three-decade career.

Agni (Chethan Aadinagalu fame), a 20-year-old slum boy, is accused of killing his father played by Sudharshan. The public and media want the court to hang him till death for his crime. After a nine-month trial, the court appoints a jury comprising 10 members, who are from diverse backgrounds and different walks of life, to deliberate and determine whether the defendant is guilty or not of the charged crime and return with a unanimous verdict.

Now, the story moves to a jury room where titular jurors - played by Datanna, Ananth Nag, Devraj, Avinash, Ravi Kale, Saritha, Malavika, Achyuthkumar, Praveen and Akansha - have made their minds and want to give Agni a death sentence. They believe that this act is harmful to the society and desire to send a strong message to those who take law into their hands. But Ravindra played by Ravichandran (one of the juries) begs to differ. He raises reasonable doubts and tries to see the case in a different angle.

However, Ravindra's reluctance to prove that Agni might be innocent irks the other juries and that divides the team. Their irrational conviction on the basis of Agni's slum background before facts changes after Ravi discovers a few possibilities, which could prove Agni's innocence. Soon the members thoughts swing like a pendulum leading to chaos. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

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