Director Sreedhar's Kannada movie Karanji is a music oriented film, which is meant for the youths. He has scripted the film on a thin story line. He has chosen five newcomers along with actor Vijayaraghavendra. Karanji is produced by Suresh NM.
Karanji deals with the journey of a Kannada music band. Although the movie has predictable storyline, it engages the audience. The narration and dialogues are very simple. The film appeals to the youth audience in a big way. But lack of comedy and action sequences make it a weak one for other categories of audience.
Vijayaraghavendra's performance, Veera Samarth's music and Guruprashanth Rai's cinematography are the main attractions of the movie Karanji. It's slow pace and weak characterisations are the biggest drawbacks of the film. There are many inadequate sequences, which do not convey anything and hinder the movement of the story.
Viji and his five other friends form a Kannada music band, but they fail to face the competition. Disappointed friends move out to Viji's village, where they meet a music teacher. How the music teacher changes their lives will form the core of the movie.
Vijayaraghavendra rocks the show with his performance, but Sur fame Gauri Karnik could have performed even better. Although Sudha Belawadi and Sridhar excel in their respective roles, weak characterisation spoils their image.
Veera Samarth's sensational music is another hero in the movie. His music is really soothing and melodious. Almost all the songs in the movie will impress the audience. Karanji comes alive in the song sequences. Guruprashanth Rai's camera work is another highlight of Karanji.
Music lovers should not miss the movie Karanji.
Producer: Suresh NM
Cast: Vijayaragavendra, Chandan, Chetan, Gowri Karnik, Nanjunda, Raj, Sudha Belawadi, Sridhar, Chandrashekhar and Others
Music: Veera Samarth