Vijay-Jyothika starrer Khushi was a hit movie in Tamil and director SJ Suraiah remade it in Telugu, which was a blockbuster film. Later, it was remade in Hindi, but it was flop at the Box Office. Now, Mussanje Maathu fame director Mahesh has remade it as Eno Onthara (Yeno Onthara) in Kannada. He has completely stayed loyal to the original. And almost ten years have passed after these three movies, the director has not done single update to his script in Kannada.
Eno Onthara is a romantic-cum-sentimental film, which has all the commercial elements. Golden star Ganesh's performance is the main highlight of the movie. V Harikrishna's music, Sharan's comedy and PKH Doss' cinematography are the other highlights. Lack of freshness in the script and lengthy narration are two main weaknesses of the film.
The movie is a regular love story, where the hero and heroine separate over ego clashes and find themselves unable to express their hearts to each other. The movie is a right mixture of love, sentiment, comedy and confusion. The first half of the film is quite interesting, but lengthy climax in the second half tests the patience of the audience. But Ganesh and Priyamani have managed to make it watchable with their brilliant acting.
Surya (Ganesh) is a student in a college in Mysore. He develops a close relationship with his classmate Madhumathi (Priyamani) after seeing her confident nature. But their ego-centric nature makes them stay apart always. Once both struggle to unite their friends Shanthi and Prasad, who are in love. What happens to their own love story will form the climax of the film.
As usual, Ganesh rocks the viewers with his wonderful acting. Priyamani has also delivered a fair performance. Her on-screen chemistry with Ganesh is good to watch. Sharan"s comedy is enjoyable. Shrinivas Murthy, Jai Jagdish, Vijayalakshmi Singh and Padma Vasanthi have done justice to their respective roles. Ramesh Aravind's background commentary is successful in holding the audience's attention.
V Harikrishna has composed four beautiful songs for the film and all are good. Especially songs like 'Dilkhush...' and 'Inthi Ninna Preethiya...' are very melodious and linger the minds of listeners. PKH Doss' camera work is brilliant. He wins the heart of viewers with his wonderful picturisation of New Delhi and Kerala in song sequences.
Overall, it can be said although Eno Onthara does not have anything unusual, it can be enjoyed once.
Producer: M Chandrasekhar
Director: Mussanje Mahesh
Cast: Ganesh, Priyamani, Shrinivas Murthy, Jai Jagdish, Vijayalakshmi Singh, Padma Vasanthi, Sharan
Music: V Harikrishna