Monday, August 27, 2007
Banner – Lakshmishri Combines
Producer– K. Manju
Story, Screen play, Dialogues, direction – Nagathihalli Chandrashekar
Cinematography – K Krishna kumar
Music - Manomurthy
Editor – Basavaraj Urs
Art – Arun sagar
Choreographer – Chinni Prakash, Imran
Star Cast - Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Suhasini, Sudeep, Tara, Doddanna, Rangayana Raghu, Srinivasamurthy, Arun Sagar, Tejeswani, Sushma, Rashmi Kulkarni, Smitha, Mallika, Deepthi, Santosh Lokesh, M.P. Prakash and others
Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar has strong convictions about the rapid globalization, economic reforms and the continued looting of our resources by the politician and corporate nexus. He has taken a strong view as an individual and has participated in many struggles. Now, he has used the main stream media of cinema to convey his beliefs rather in a strong manner. But his effort is top class and it will be a visual and literary treat to the film buffs. There is top class performances from Veteran artists like Dr. Vishnuvardhan, Suhasini Manirathnam, Sudeep, Doddanna, Mandya Ramesh and Rangayana Raghu which will be much appreciated by the audience. And the technical work in the film is outstanding.
Chandrashekhar weaves a story with lot of commercial ingredients in it, but entire narration is logical and authentic. The film revolves around a floriculturist farmer Hoovaiah and his small family on one plot and how this farmer taken on the entire political and corporate establishment to save his village and his resources. There is not a single moment in the film where the film viewer loses interest in the proceedings. The film maintains a fast pace in narration and has some well choreographed song sequences. The entry of Sudeep electrifies the audience and till the end of the film the tempo his presence is enlivening. And Nagathihalli"s dialogues are the main attractive feature of this film, particularly the sequence where Dr. Vishnu and Sudeep have a verbal confrontation.
Dr. Vishnuvardhan delivers one of the most powerful performances in his career as Hoovaiah. Suhasini Manirathnam proves that she is one of the finest actors in the Indian screen by her lively and authentic performance. Sudeep"s brief appearance is to be highly appreciated. All the other character artists have done well.
Mano Murthy"s music is top class. Songs like Banna Banna, Namma Mane aramane and Maaya Maaya are well choreographed. Krishna Kumar"s camera work is simply superb.
Nagathihalli can be really proud of making such a top class film which is a welcome addition to the list of fantastic films in the Kannada film industry.