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    Crazy Kutumba – Review

    By By: Shekhar H Hooli

    After the movie Venkata in Sankata, actor-turned-director Ramesh Aravind is back on screen with the film Crazy Kutumba along with another talented actor Ananth Nag. Although the movie is a love story it has taken a diversion from the usual customary way. It is really a wonderful presentation for this Valentine's Day.

    Crazy Kutumba is a remake of the Marathi film De Dhakka, which is inspired by the Hollywood film Little Miss Sunshine. It is romantic-comedy film with a message of human triumph over adversity. Due to their different dreams, members of a family face several problems on their way from Belgaum to Bangalore, but the potential of their unity remains unshaken.

    The movie is the story of a dysfunctional family bonding during a journey from Balekundri to Bangalore to participate in a TV reality show. Ramesh Aravind, Ananth Nag's performances are the main highlight of the film. Rajinikanth's comedy, Ricky Kej"s music, dialogues, screenplay and costumes are the other plus points of the movie.

    The film has a neat script. With his lively narration director B Rammurthy has successfully adapted the North Karnataka language and culture along with giving comical touch to the movie. The first half of the movie deals with the journey through which the director discovers the strength and weaknesses of all the characters. The second half deals with the problems created by different dreams.

    Shankar Gouda Patil (Ramesh Aravind) is a mechanic and is married to Sumathi (Sana). His father Mallannagouda Patil (Ananth Nag) is an alcoholic. The family decides to leave for Bangalore to see their child Gowri (Dhanya) participate in a TV reality show. The family misses the bus in Belgaum and takes an autorickshaw to cross 600 kms. How they manage to reach Bangalore and what kinds of troubles they face will create a laugh riot and it should be watched on-screen.

    Even though the movie is remake, director B Rammurthy has is successful to maintain the nativity. To give authenticity to character, scene and place, he has managed to get every silly details regarding language, costume, behavior mannerisms. and all the actors have tried their best in supporting him in making it successful family drama.

    Rickey Kej's music, which has already impressed the audience, is another highlight of the movie Crazy Kutumba. The film has four songs Jayanth Kaikini has penned and rest are taken from noted writers Kuvempu, KS Narasimha Swamy and HS Venkateshamurthy's poems.

    In a nutshell, Crazy Kutumba is a slapstick with an injection of sentiment. Although the movie appears like a stage performance in many scenes, it successfully holds the attention of viewers with comedy. Members of a family can sit together and enjoy this 'crazy family' story.

    Producer: Ravi Joshi

    Director: B Rammurthy

    Cast: Ramesh Aravind, Ananth Nag, Sana, Dhanya, Harish, Rajinikanth, Vijaya Kumar, Bank Janardhan, Kari Basavaiah and Veera Shanker

    Music: Ricky Kej

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