Thursday, October 25, 2007
The recently-released Upendra starrer Anatharu was a remake of the Tamil film, Pithamagan. Krishna, again a Kannada remake, is based on the Tamil film Unnai Ninaithu starring Suriya, Sneha and Laila, though the director has added the local flavour.
Who, other than Ganesh, can play the role of a TV anchor better? Yes, in Krishna, Ganesh plays the role of a TV anchor named Krishna, hosting a chat show talking to callers in a very jovial manner, making them happy. A girl-next-door named Preethi (Pooja Gandhi) loves Krishna a lot and also talks to him during his shows without disclosing her name. She is the daughter of Krishna's landlord. One fine day, she proposes to Krishna, expressing her love for him.
Krishna then reveals his past to her. He was in love with a poor girl, Anjali (Sharmila Mandre) who had a handicapped sister and wanted to become a doctor. However, her poor parents were unable to fulfill her dreams. Krishna lent a helping hand to the family, but when he moved out of the city for some time, a rich man proposed to Anjali and promised to help her family. Forced by family situations, Anjali decided to marry the rich man. On his return, Krishna was hurt by Anjali's betrayal. On the other side, the rich man betrayed Anjali and her family. Krishna again came to the rescue of Anjali and helped her complete her studies. He even sold the land on which his mother's samidhi was built for this purpose. Preethi is still hopeful that she will marry Krishna. Anjali, after the successful completion of her studies, proposes to Krishna. Will Krishna marry Preethy or Anjali? This forms the climax.
Ganesh gives a stunning performance with excellent dialogue delivery as he did in his blockbuster movie, Mungaru Male. . This is Ganesh's fifth movie and he entices the audiences with the same charm we saw in Mungaru Male. Pooja Gandhi has worked with Ganesh in Mungaru Male and has done a splendid in this film as well. Sharmila has also done a good job.
Cinematography by Shekar Chandra is excellent. Music by V. Harikrishna is just average. His music for the films Jyothe Jyotheyalli and Sneha Preethinna were wonderful but he fails to give better numbers for this film.
The movie, based is on a simple story with a good narration and excellent dialogues by B.A.Madhu, defies logic at some places.
Cast: Ganesh, Pooja Gandhi, Sharmila Mandre, Sharan, Avinash, Vinayprakash, Sudha Belawadi, Bharat Bagavathar
Banner: Ramesh Yadav Productions
Producer: Ramesh Yadav
Director: M.D. Sridhar
Cinematography: Shekar Chandra
Screenplay: B.A Madhu