Indrajit Lankesh's Dev S/O of Mudde Gowda is a colourful movie and it is an urban-centric film. The movie is loosely inspired by Bollywood movie Wake Up Sid. It is about a careless rich-kid's journey towards finding his feet. However, unlike the original, the director has failed to construct the plots, which is the biggest drawback of the movie.
The narration begins with a brief introduction of Mudde Gowda (Ananth Nag)'s rag to riches story. Having spent his childhood and youth in hardship, he gives best of everything to his son Dev (Diganth) to see that at least his son enjoys the pleasures of that age. However, he wants Dev to be on top of the things and when Dev fails in his exams, situation changes.
While his father wants to help him in his business, Dev claims that he wants to be an actor. As a result, the clash between the father and son leads to their separation. In between the story, choreographer Kavya (Charmy Kaur) and Dev became friends that help the latter to get an accommodation at her house when he came out of his father's shadow. The remaining part tells about whether he succeeds in his mission and about Dev-Kavya's bonding.
Dev S/O of Mudde Gowda is stylishly made and Indrajit Lankesh has shown richness in every frame. The movie is technically brilliant but the story is not engaging. It has lost the thread at parts and the predictable tale turns out to be a boring affair. Labelled as a father-son's story, it fails to evoke the emotions and to set the mood of the audience.
Diganth is good to watch in colourful attires. He has sported a six-pack, which would definitely make his female admirers go crazy over his chiseled body. Charmy Kaur charms the audience with her stylish looks and she is good in acting too. Nathalia Kaur goes unnoticed most of the times and at parts, it appears like she was overshadowed by one or the other actors. Director Indrajit Lankesh has done an extended guest role. His looks very handsome in his avatars. Ananth Nag, Sudha Belawadi, Tabla Nani have done justice to their roles.
Writing department, as I said earlier, is not up to the mark. Dialogues by BAMadhu and Manju Mandva are exceptional. When it comes to technicality, Santosh Rai Pathaje's cinematography stands out as a winner. Dharma's background score is good and Jassie Gift's two songs are okay.
Verdict: Dev S/O of Mudde Gowda has not lived up to the expectations.
Cast: Diganth, Charmy Kaur, Ananth Nag, Nathalia Kaur, Tabbla Nani and others.
Director: Indrajith Lankesh
Music Director: Jassie Gift
Cinematography: Santosh Rai Pathaje
Producer: Shilpa Ramesh
Released on: 06-04-12