Hat-trick hero Shivaraj Kumar-Sada starrer Kannada movie Mylari, which was released on last Friday, has got mixed reviews from the film critics. The film has been praised for its story penned by director R Chandru, Shivanna-Sada's performance, Gurukiran's music, Rangayan Raghu's comedy and Chandrashekhar's camera. But its slow-paced narration, wrong placement of songs and dramatic fight scene between Mylari and a ram have been criticised.
The following are a few excerpts taken from reviews published on popular news papers and portals.
Most of the youths spoil their lives in the name of love. For such youngsters, director R Chandru has made two beautiful love stories like Taj Mahal and Prem Kahani with beautiful message. Now, he has joined hands with Hat-trick hero Shivaraj Kumar to create another 'amar prem kahani' with a message. Though their movie Mylari opens with some boring moments, its end surely enlightens the audience. Oneindia review.
Director Chandru has chosen the subject of parent-offspring dynamics, interspersed with a soft love story and retribution. But the attempt may not be liked by everybody as he kills the initial enthusiasm (Mylari is the Hattrick Hero"s 99th film) with a pace so slow that the cows would have returned for grazing the next morning! Maybe some like it this way–savouring each emotion, facial expression, body language et al in a leisurely manner. Deccan Herald review.
There are times when people want to go to a theatre and watch films about common men, their aspirations, trials and tribulations. Mylari is one such. It doesn"t boast of any overtly glamorous lifestyles. Nor is it aping the Gen Next Bollywood flicks. This one is rustic, filled with emotions, just like vintage Shivarajkumar flicks. DNA review.
It's the best New Year gift for Shivrajkumar's fans by director R Chandru. Armed with an excellent script and lively narration, Chandru has combined sentiment, romance and action sequences without compromising on the flow of the story. Full marks to Shivrajkumar for his amazing performance as a loverboy, student, rowdy and son of a poor father who carries the story forward with his dialogue delivery and expressions. Times of India review.
Shivarajkumar's 99th film Mylari is a super commercial entertainer with love, sentiments, fights, thrills and excitement. It is a perfect blend of every element of life put together. Like his debut film Taj Mahal, director R. Chandru has captured people's attention with a strong dose of sentiment and engaged the audience throughout the film. Galatta review.
Mylari is certainly a mixed bag with good points slightly overtaking the negative elements in the film. Despite actor Shivaraj Kumar, music director Guru Kiran and director R. Chandru getting honours for their work, the average viewer will definitely feel that it does not stand up to the hype it had created before its release. Sify review.
As promised by director R Chandru, this week's big Kannada release Mylari is a paisa vasool package -- full of action, family sentiment and romance. Rediff review.
Director R Chandru could have done better avoiding many of the inconsequential scenes. He has no knowledge about the differences between the ruling party leader and opposition party leader.
There are many routine scenes that test the patience. That is the college day"s scenes of protagonist Mylari. The film with four songs in the first half and three songs in the second half (one bit) are not placed very well. Super Good Movie review.
However, Mylari was much expected and much-hyped movie. And it has got good opening on the first of its release. Now it should be seen whether it will sustain at theatres to reach the expectations of its producers.