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Devaru Kotta Thangi – Review

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Director-cum-producer Sai Prakash, who has earlier done tearjerker movies like Anna Thangi, Thvarina Siri and Thavarige Baa Thangi, has once again come up with same brother-sister sentiment in Devaru Kotta Thangi. He has done nothing but re-established his cliched scenes, dialogues and situations.

The director seems to have understood the taste of the audience, but not completely. So he has just brought two new updates in his movie Devaru Kotta Thangi. The first thing is the use of graphics especially in the flood scene, which is wonderful. The second is the use of comedy element. There are new scenes that Saiprakash has taken from O Henry"s short story 'The Gift of the Magi' and the fable 'The Little Dutch Boy'.

Earlier, Sai Prakash had said in an interview that he was inspired by 1970"s Kannada classic Bhootayyana Maga Ayyu to do the move Devaru Kotta Thangi, but it is nowhere close to the classic. The first half of the film appears like a documentary on the Indian festivals like Nagara Panchami, Bheemana Amavasye and Ugadi.

Shivu (Shivarajkumar) is poor orphan guy and he works in the village headman's house (Avinash). He has a sister named Lakshmi (Meera Jasmine), whom he loves more than anything else in the world. His master"s daughter Gauri (Monisha) falls in love with him. Meanwhile, the circumstances lead Lakshmi to marry the headman"s third son. What happens next will form the story of the movie.

Shivaraj Kumar, who has earlier played the same role of elder brother, has once again delivered a challenging performance. As his sister Lakshmi, Meera Jasmine has also done very well. As his love interest, Monisha has very less scope to prove her talents, but she has used given opportunity to impress the audiences. Avinash, Hema Chaudhary, Ramesh Pandit, Ramesh Bhat, Vasu and Sooraj have filled lives into their respective roles.

Hamsalekha"s music is unbeatable. The songs on Nagara Panchami, Bheemana Amavasye and Ugadi are good, but other songs fail to impress the audiences. Cameraman R Giri has done his work efficiently.

In a nutshell, it is no wonder if Sai Prakash"s cliched subject in Devaru Kotta Thangi bores the audiences.

Producer: Sai Prakash

Director: Sai Prakash

Cast: Shivaraj Kumar, Meera Jasmine, Monisha, Avinash, Hema Chaudhary, Ramesh Pandit, Ramesh Bhat, Vasu and Sooraj

Music: Hamsalekha

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