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Mussanje Gelathi - Review

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Director BP Shrinivas" movie Mussanje Gelathi that was facing the fury of psychologists students and many parents, has finally hit the screens. It seems that the movie Mussanje Gelathi, which deals with a professor"s infatuation towards his student, is a gift to the audiences on 'Teachers Day".

It is the first movie in the history of Kannada film industry, which features father and daughter in lovers' roles. BP Shrinivas is the director, producer and hero of the movie Mussanje Gelathi. His daughter Shalini has played the heroine. It is noteworthy that nowhere in the movie they have appeared in romantic scene.

It is a bold attempt by BP Shrinivas. But he has failed to present his ideas on screen. The highlights of the movie are rich production values, good dialogues, AM Neel"s music and S Satish Kumar's cinematography. BP Shrinivas seems to have set out to give a powerful message through the movie. But too much of muddled and confusing situations have marred the beauty of the movie and finally end up in missing out the main track.

The director has given more importance to beautiful locations. Cinematographer S Satish Kumar seems to have gone beyond him in capturing these locations with his camera. With the help of lighting, he has tried to shoot the beautiful close-up scenes. As a result, he has exhibited emotionless faces of hero and heroine.

Pallavi (Shalini) is a student and she is in love her boyfriend Charan (Gaurav). But to attract him, she pretends to be in love with professor Manjunatha Rao (BP Shrinivas), who mistakes her and moves very closely with her. And This leads to various complications. What happens next will form the rest of the story.

From the movie, it has become clear that father and daughter cannot play the lovers effectively. There is very less to talk about the acting of debut director-cum-actor BP Shrinivas and his daughter Shalini. They have failed to bring their emotions on their faces on screen. Especially, Shalini, who aspires to be an actress, need to work out a lot to keep fit and fine curves. She need to improve her acting to prove her mettle.

Amidst many shortcomings in the movie Mussanje Gelathi, AM Neel"s music somehow manages to create interest among the audiences. A few songs are melodious. Especially, the song 'Tutiya Anchali…" continues to haunt the mind and heart of the audiences even after they are out the theatre. S Satish Kumar's camera work is another highlight of the movie.

Producer: BP Shrinivas

Director: BP Shrinivas

Cast: BP Shrinivas, Shalini, Charan and others

Music: AM Neel

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