Producer Ashwini Ram Prasad has finally released his much-awaited movie Jothegaara after long delay for two years. Jothe Jotheyali combo Prem and Ramya have made their comeback to screen with his film. Despite having a thin storyline, director Sigamani is successful in making it a good family entertainer.
Jothegaara is a love story and the misunderstandings between the hero and heroine lead to lots confusions. Although the film has a simple storyline, the director has tried to make it an interesting watch with lots of twists and turns in the story. But it seems that too many twists drag the story and test the patience of the audience.
The highlights of the film are Prem-Ramya"s onscreen chemistry, Sujith Shetty's music, Doddanna and Sadhu Kokila"s comedy sequences, N Raghav"s cinematography. The weakness of the film is stretched narration. The beginning of the film is quiet interesting, but very soon it turns to be dragging. However, the second half makes the audience tighten their seat belts.
Vishwas (Prem Kumar) falls in love with Priya (Ramya), who is the daughter of police officer Veerabhadra (Ashish Vidyarthi). Priya"s father wants his daughter to marry his sister"s son. So he tries to dissuade her when he comes to know about her love affair with Vishwas. What kind of tricks Vishwas plays to win the heart of her father will form the interesting story of the film.
Actor Prem Kumar has delivered wonderful performance. Especially in the sentimental sequences, he carries away the mind and heart of the audience. As Priya, Ramya has done a good job and she appears very glamorous in the song sequences. Doddanna and Sadhu Kokila"s comedy is an interesting part of the film. As a police officer, Ashish Vidyarthi has also done well.
Sujith Shetty"s music is one among the main highlights of the film. He has composed six songs and all of them are beautiful. Songs like 'Jotheyalli Nee Baaro...' and 'Sona Kannalle Koltaale...' have already become popular. N Raghav has done well as a cameraman. But the movie could have been even better, if little more editing work was done.
Overall, Jothegaara is a decent family entertainer, which can be watched and enjoyed once.
Producer: Ashwini Ram Prasad
Cast: Prem Kumar, Ramya, Ashish Vidhyarthi, Lakshmi, Rajendra karanth, Doddanna, Sadhu Kokila, Petrol Prasanna and others.
Music: Sujith Shetty