After My Autograph and No.73, Shantinivas, actor Sudeep is out with third directorial venture Veer Madakari. The movie is a love-cum-police story. It is a remake of Rajamouli directed Telugu hit Vikramarkudu. It seems Sudeep is very fond of remakes. He started his career with a remake movie Huchcha and claimed a star value from the same.
Sudeep is not only a director of this movie, but also plays the duel role. He has also sung the song "Jink Thaka". While pursuing all these responsibilities, he has forgotten to bring any innovation in the movie. He has tried to be very faithful to the original movie by without changing anything.
Muththeththi Sathyaraju, a compulsive fraudster, is forced to take care of the child left by a rich lady. He is forced to tell that it is his child and this leads to a misunderstanding with his lover Neeraja. Later He comes to know that ACP Madakari is his look alike. Madakari takes on Babji, who is the villain of the movie. He tries to check his illegal activities.
As an actor, Sudeep has given wonderful performance, but he has failed to pursue his duty as a director. Sudeep has lost a lot of weight to suit the role of the police officer. He could have experimented more as a director, but merely done anything except copying the original.
The main weak point of the movie is its length, which runs for three long hours. Secondly, the punch dialogues, which seem to create interest in the audiences, will go beyond the limit and bore the audiences. Though the songs seem to be interesting, they are also mere copy of the Telugu movie.
Although the movie has been shot in beautiful places like Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal, it fails to create an impression on the audiences due to the reason that the places have been shot for many times earlier.
Besides Sudeep, child actor Jerusha Christopher steals the attention of the audiences. Actress Raagini has lived up to the lead lady role. Tennis Krishna, Dharma and Dinesh Gandhi, Gopinath and Soori have also performed well in the movie.
Producer: Dinesh Gandhi
Cast: Sudeep, Raagini, Jerusha Christopher, Tennis Krishna, Dharma and Dinesh Gandhi, Gopinath and Soori, Devaraj