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Monday, September 18, 2006
If at all you have to describe Indrajit Lankesh directed Aishwarya in one word, your immediate reaction could well be 'Simply brilliant' or 'visually fantastic'.
That description will sum up the qualitative aspects of the film. In this film with strong visuals and captivating musical compositions, it is Real Star Upendra who impresses with his soft and spectacular performance in a perfect ten style. Ravishing Deepika floors you with her looks. By a fantastic packaging of all commercial elements, director Indrajith Lankesh comes out with a winner.
Producers N. Kumar and Dr. Ramanjaneyulu have to be complimented for making a big budget film with stylish visuals and peppy songs in these times when the Kannada film industry is facing a big crisis of confidence.
Aishwarya is presented with very appealing visuals and catchy songs. You will see around well dressed, beautiful fun loving people in palatial surroundings, colourful backgrounds. An impressive presentation of the sequences takes you to the world of rich and famous. This is the strongest point which takes the film to the winning post. And the difference in presentation is palpable what with Upendra is presented in a different hair style (his earlier hair style had itself become a trade mark) .with extremely good costumes, while Deepika will floor you with her looks, dress sense and screen presence. Three songs shot on Deepika (The title song, Manmatha and Hudugi Hudugi) are visually spectacular and the viewers will certainly feel the difference.
Since the story itself is very thin, there is lesser number of elements in the first half which makes the proceedings interesting. Therefore the take off of the film is only in the second half and it is here that Indrajit Lankesh has packed with some strong points like comedy featuring Sadhu Kokila, Komal and a bit of emotional touch. All the three well choreographed songs featuring Upendra and Deepika are in the second half.
You may well argue that Lankesh had taken a risk by changing the hair style of Upendra as his earlier hair style had itself become a trade mark. But Indrajit has taken a worthy risk as Upendra really looks fantastic with extremely good costumes. His performance is also very good.
Krishna Kumar's lighting patterns and shot compositions are quite catching and Rajesh Ramanath has really worked hard in creating some good tunes for the film. Vinod Manohar's sharp editing has also helped the film.
Aishwarya is a brilliant commercial film.
Producer - K.C.N.Kumar. Dr. Ramanjaneyalu
Direction - Indrajith Lankesh
Music - Rajesh Ramanath
Dialogues - B.A. Madhu
Cinematography - Krishnakuamr
Cast - Upendra, Deepika Padukone, Daisy Bopanna, Komal, Sadhu Kokila, Ramesh Bhat, Ramakrishna, Tulasi, Chitra Shenoy and others.