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By: Settu Shankar
Friday, April 20, 2007
Directed by Upendra, Kannada film A created a big stir. Adavadi is its Tamil re-make.
Sathyaraj is a film director who pays great attention to his work. A short tempered person, he lives and breathes cinema. A debut making actress (in the film's story) falls in love with him.
When Radha openly declares her love for him in front of everyone, Sathyaraj gets angry and slaps her. The more Sathyaraj distances himself from her, the more she tries to show him the finer points of love.
Even a cold hearted person will one day be touched by love and this happens to Sathyaraj too. But now, Radha gets away from him and latches on to a financier.
Now, the man is so involved in his love that he takes to drinking because of Radha. He gradually loses all his wealth and the good name he has earned from the people. Radha had really been in love with Sathyaraj, so why did she distance herself from him? After having wrecked his film career, does he ever get back his days of glory? The rest of the story provides the answers.
Sathyaraj is well suited for the role of a short tempered director. The scene where he puts Radha in a circle on top of a mountain and realises about love, is enjoyable. Coming back to films after a big gap, Radha proves in the end that her love is real and touches the hearts.
Except for one song, Deva's music is unremarkable. There is too much noise in the background score.
There is a flashback every couple of reels, so there is also confusion galore. If that could have been avoided, one could have appreciated director Bharath Hanna.
Adavadi is needless confusion.