After the Bollywood film Rann, actor-turned-director Sudeep has released his third directorial venture Just Maath Mathalli (Just Math Mathalli), which is really a superb Kannada movie. Although after watching the climax, one may feel the movies has shades of Blockbuster movie Munagaru Male, it's totally original story and Sudeep rocks both director as well as actor.
The main highlight of the movie is Raghu Dixit's music. Next, Sudeep's fabulous performance, story and narrative technique, beautiful locations, costumes and moreover wonderful picturisation tease the sense of the audiences. But total absence of comedy and fights is disappointing.
Director Sudeep himself has penned the story, which is really interesting. His innovated and unique narrative technique has got curiosities at every step. He has tight grip on the narration. Somewhere these too many twists and turns seem to be dragging and boring the audiences, but in such cases Raghu Dixit's music is successful in holding the interest of the viewers. If Sudeep had included comedy element, the movie would have been even more interesting.
Like Sudeep's previous movie Mussanje Maatu, Just Maath Maathalli is a simple romantic love story, but lots of twists and turns. The movie is all about how even silly words like Yes/No will cast a life to a person. The hero jokingly says yes to a girl when she professes her love to him, but she commits suicide when he seriously says no to her. Later, he meets another girl and in fear, he says no to her when he actually loves and he looses her.
Sid alias Siddharth (Sudeep) is a singer. He accidentally meets a girl called Tanu alias Nandini (Ramya) and impressed by his character, she takes him to her house and introduces her family members. He feels comfortable with his family members. Suddenly, his fear makes him leave her house without anyones knowledge. But she catches him at the bus-stand and professes her love to him, but he says No and leaves her. It should be watched on-screen why he refuses her love and what happens next.
As serious singer Sid alias Siddharth, Sudeep has delivered a fabulous acting. He speaks less and his mannerism speaks more than what is expected. He is very successful in emoting sentiments in the viewers. Even though Ramya has a short role, she manages to play her magic on the audience. As Aadi, Rajesh also impresses everyone. Others have also done their best to their respective roles.
Ragh Dixit's music is another hero of the movie, especially the background score is excellent. he has scored music for six songs and all are good to listen. Songs like Just Maatmaathalli...', 'Yello Jhinugiruva...' and 'Munjaane Manjalli...' are very melodious. Costumes, locations are also wonderful. Picturisation is another highlight of the movie and it is really a feast to eyes. Sudeep and Rohit written dialogues are also good.
Overall the movie Just Maath Maathalli is a beautiful love story. It is a must watch movie and Don't miss it.
Producer: Shankare Gowda
Cast: Sudeep, Ramya, Rajesh, Kirthi Gowda, Padmaja Rao
Music: Raghu Dixit