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<i>Honeymoon Express</i> - Review

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Monday, August 07, 2006
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment - one of the famous quotations on humor goes like this. In the present scenario the team of this film has rightly understood these aspects.

In this Honeymoon Express the comedy is like a speeding lorry. Very quick reflex actions and intriguing performances from Narayan, Jaggesh, Deepu, Santoshi, Komal and Sharan in the three hours long "HE" comedy film is not disappointing. Patnayak deserves a pat in the music department.

From the director of Olu Saar Olu and Dharmadevathe Nagendra Magadi this is engaging in the first half and intricacy in the second half makes the proceedings very interesting. The misconception is the concept of the second half sends the audience in peels of laughter.

Producer S.V.Babu has taken very good stand in making a comedy film. His spending for the debut film is seen on the screen. Getting hold the costumes, locations and jostle of comedy artistes their jester not an easy task. He knows what he wants on screen it seems

Two thick pals flourishing in business are forced to separate because of a plot hatched by an astrologer. The misunderstanding creates a mockery of things. Srinath and Ranga with two sons and two daughters respectively separate. Nani and Jaggi sons of Srinath are in two different paths and on the other hand Ramya an actress and Soumya is a college student.

The lustrous youths Nani and Ramya and Jaggi and Sowmya fall in love but before that there are some side kicks from Jaggi. The friends turned foes Srinath and Ranga are still at logger heads even after a decade. But knowing that the wish of his family is fulfilling Srinath comes forward for tie up setting aside all foes of the past. But Ranga is not interested in this patch up. At this time Srinath challenges that he would see that his two sons get married to his two daughters. Then the preparation of Jaggi by Nani to love Soumya evokes laughter. To the surprise of Ranga his two daughter's marriage takes place but before this there is a hardship in this marriage. Jaggi and Nani have to exchange their counterparts then only they would be safe say the astrologer. The clever Ranga has played a trick here and once again the astrologer picks the wrong path.

This becomes a pivotal problem for the two would be couple. Inevitable they decide to get married. In the marriage hall in the evening they are supposed to tie their nuptial knot. The trick by driver in the house to cut the power at the exact time of tying Mangalasutra results in the expected happening.
Hold your breath! The bundle of talent of the director further creates laughter. In honeymoon the newly wed couples face further complications as their aunt is also there and a few known people are around.

The hide and seek game in the two couples creates confusion in the characters but audience are aware about the facts in the cinema hall. The director makes a solid attempt converge all the artistes at the end and solves the complicated issue with a series of comic incidents.

You have to watch this film. The laugh riot in this film is as sweet as honey.
There is a competition between Jaggesh and Narayan in performance. Both are fabulous in comedy timing the main requisite of this kind of movie. Both the babes - Deepu and Soumya are beautiful and they have done well.
Komal and Sharan combine, Srinath the pranayaraja has bit of pranaya with Kavitha, Rangayana Raghu and Thulasi are very quick in their expressions.
Ramnarayan writing the dialogues for the first time has used the liberty. When two senior artistes Jaggesh and Narayan are there he has not minced words. Anaji has done an amazing work in the camera. Patnayak scoring the music is not disappointing. The choreography of this film is up to the mark.

As the name itself indicates Honeymoon Express is an express comedy film and the audiences feel experience of licking honey at more than a dozen places.
Go watch this film without fail with your family.

Producer - S.V. Babu
Story, Screenplay, Direction - Nagendra Magadi
Music - R.P. Patnayak
Cinematography - Anaji Nagaraj
Dialogues - Ramnarayan
Cast - Jaggesh, S. Narayan, Deepu, Santoshi, Umashri, Srinath, Karibasavaiah, Sharan, Komal, Rangayana Raghu and others.

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