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Mungaru Male (U)

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102 Ratings

Release Date

29 Dec 2006
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Mungaru Male has overtaken most of the Kannada movies to become the leading Kannada film in the recent past and is on its way to becoming the biggest audio hit in recent times. Can a good film be made with only some high technical values? This question comes to the mind whenever we see some films made with lot of grandeur and glitz but falling short of expectations because of weak presentation. Every one in the film industry agrees that the script is by far the most important part of a film and it is the foundation on which the entire strength of the product is built. But we see many young directors fall prey to technical values and think that well captured sequences and finely tuned choreographic numbers are the only essential ingredients of a film. The film under review, Mungaru Male (The monsoon rain) raises the same questions.

A city bred youth Preetham is so fascinated by a girl whom he sees that he unknowingly falls into a manhole. She helps him come out by pulling his hand.In the process, her fiancÉes watch falls down into Preetham's hands, which he takes a gift. To his surprise, he sees the same girl in distant Kodagu where he has accompanied his mother for a marriage. He realizes that he has come to attend the marriage of the same girl whom he is so fond of. While he is on his way back to city, Nandini calls him and challenges his love and provokes him to accept the challenge to try snatching her if he can.

On the way back to her home he finds a soft heartened silent friend Devdas (a rabbit) who listens to all his words/emotions unconditionally. He ends up at her home,helping her family with the marriage preparations which is just after 5 days away. Preetham makes those five days the most unforgettable and impressive for Nandu and her family, and gets his image firmly etched in her mind. Amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Jog Falls during the rainy season which has been captured beautifully in the movie, Nadu deeply falls in love with him.

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