People raised their eyebrows when Sivaji turned producer, they suggested him to rethink, few sections even warned him, But Gutsy Sivaji took a bold decision to remake Kannada Blockbuster Taj Mahal and his efforts didn't went in vain. In fact, Taj Mahal has a classic presentation
The film is constructed through a well designed presentation with emotion and drama gripping the audience to stick to their seat. But of course the heart and soul of the film is Sivaji.Taj Mahal has a thin storyline, but the execution is really tight.
Ajay (Sivaji) is a final year engineering student who is from a poor family. He is in love with Shruthi (Shruthi) for 3 years. It is a one sided love and shruthi is already in love with an unseen man named Kumar.
Shruthi's parents have wholeheartedly approved shruthi-kumar's affair. The movie has too many twists and turns and any briefing on the story is sure to spoil the curiosity value of the film. Can Ajay change her mind and prove his love to her? who is kumar? is to be seen on the screen.
The movie would have been better if director Arun Singaraju would have taken care of unwanted scenes, latter part is okay. Cinematography, choreography has failed miserably. Anyone who has seen Kannada Version of Taj Mahal may sideline the film. Performance-wise, Sivaji has come out with his best till date. Debutant Shruthi's is talented and has still long way to go, Kota Srinivasan Rao, Brahmanandam, Chitram Sreenu have delivered very good performances . Music by Abhiman is Good.
On the whole we should appreciate the efforts of the director for experimenting a message oriented movie. The film may not go well with the masses. But the film underlines the importance of parents' contribution to the future of their children However, the movie can be rated as 7 out of 10.
Credits: Sivaji, Shruthi, Raghu Babu, MS Narayana, Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav, Chitram Seenu, Nazar etc
Camera: Srinivas Reddy
Director: Arun Singaraju
Banner : Sri Sivaji Productions
Released On: 20th March 2010