Kannada actor Ganesh's Maleyali Jotheyali was a hit movie, which had created lots of curiosity about Golden Movies' second flick Kool... Sakkath Hot Maga. Moreover, Ganesh has taken up direction along with singing a song and these aspects had doubled the expectations. But Kool is a magic without logic, which seems to disappoint movie buffs, including his fans.
Kool... Sakath Hot Maga is a revenge-cum-romantic film and Ganesh's acting is the major attraction of the film. Ratnavelu's camerawork, Harikrishna's music, beautiful locations, Sharan-Sadhu's comedy and costumes are the other highlights of the film. But the thin storyline and illogical scenes kill the beauty of the movie.
Director Ganesh seems to have copied many scenes from a few Kannada and Hindi movies and this aspect makes it weak. The first half of the film is interesting with its comedy and sentimental scenes, but it lacks freshness and innovation. In the second half, the director seems to be hurrying to end the movie.
Rahul (Ganesh) is a bindas guy, who is not interested in studies. He falls in love with Kajol (Sana Khan), who moves on to Hasiru Ghatta after Rahul is declared dead. But she finds another guy named Manohar Jaragahanalli (MJ), who has a similar personality to Rahul. MJ falls in love with Kajol. But she says that she still loves Rahul very much and no one else. What happens next will form an interesting part of the film.
As a director, Ganesh is a complete let down and his inexperience is clearly visible. But as an actor, he is okay. Although he has not delivered anything extraordinary, he is best in his usual way of delivering humourous dialogues. As a singer, he is okay. Sana Khan is again a let down. Sharan and Sadhu Kokila's comedies give grace to the film. Dattanna, Kishori Ballal, Ramakrishna, Sangeetha Shetty and Ganesh Rao have delivered their best.
Usually, music in Ganesh's films will be a major highlight. Although Harikrishna's music is not bad, it is not up to the mark. Songs like 'Chandana Chandana...' and 'Nodutha Nodutha...' are good to listen. Ratnavelu has captured the beauty of Ooty, USA, UK, Australia and Singapore well and editor Antony has done a wonderful job. But all these technical values go in vain because of the weak story and poor narration.
The year 2011 has yielded good results for all the leading Kannada actors like Puneet Rajkumar, Darshan, Sudeep, Shivaraj Kumar and Vijay. The hype of Kool had expected to give the same results to Ganesh before its release. But as its name suggest the movie seems to be very cool and it has nothing hot to serve the audience. It can be ignored.
Producer : Shilpa Ganesh
Director : Ganesh
Cast : Ganesh, Sana Khan, Sharan, Sadhu Kokila, Sangeetha Shetty, Deepa Shetty, Ramakrishna, Dattanna, Kishori Ballal, Ganesh Rao and others
Music : V Harikrishna