Kannada Reviews

  • Kannada Review: 'Kalpana' is a good horror film September 28, 2012

    A remake of Tamil film of director Lawerence, 'Kanchana' in Kannada as 'Kalpana' directed by one of the senior most directors of South India, Ramnarayan in his 125th film direction lends state of the art technology and stunning moments to the horror lovers of cinema. The film 'Kalpana' has many intriguing...
  • Kannada Review: 'Charulatha' is worth watching September 24, 2012

    Dwarakeesh Chitra's 'Charulatha' goes up in top gear once again. The film reminds a little of 'Aptha Mithra' of the same banner made from 'Mani Chitrathal' but the acting prowess in Priyamani certainly convince audience to go and watch this film. 'Vishnuvardhana' was the last film of Dwarakeesh Chitra starring...
  • Kannada Review: 'Cyber Yogadol...' is lengthy September 24, 2012

    What happened to the younger lot who attempt in making a film in mass media? They are informed well but to re-inform to the audience they take hell lot of difficulty and falls flat in giving a convincing cinema. Don't 'Fry' the audience releasing that too on Friday. Who will watch...
  • Kannada Review: 'Manjunatha BA LLB' is not funny September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Jaggesh's 'Manjunatha BA LLB' is certainly not like his previous film 'Edhdhelu Manjunatha', directed by an intelligent director like Guru Prasad, who wrote and narrated his script very well on celluloid. This film is a remake of 2007 Malayalam hit 'Hello' starring Mohan Lal and Parvathi Melton....
  • Kannada Review: 'Jai Hind' is worth watching September 16, 2012

    A youngster in the Indian Army Captain Bharath who punishes the criminal activities of terrorist gang is sentenced to life imprisonment in Indian law. What is disgusting in the days of 'Kasab' is that even in cinematic presentation the law is supreme. Major Srinivas Pujar as a retired army officer stitching...
  • Kannada Review: 'Rambo' is a complete entertainer September 9, 2012

    'Rambo' is the 100th film of popular comedian Sharan, who has jointly produced the film with Atlanta Nagendra, a NRI who made a successful film like 'Joke Falls' earlier. Srinath makes his debut as a director with 'Rambo', which is a neat and highly enjoyable film. With well written dialogues, some superb...
  • Kannada Review: 'Navika' is an ordinary revenge tale September 2, 2012

    The only release of the week 'Navika' suffers badly from the performance front and for making a screenplay, the director Sen Prakash has taken lot of interest, it seems. This is usually seen in every tale of brothers - younger is killed and elder taking revenge is not at all new...
  • Kannada Review: 'Shiva' is a treat for Shivraj fans August 25, 2012

    The much expected cinema of Shivraj Kumar - 101st movie boast with mind blowing stunts, usual revenge, mistaken identify getting in to costly lapse, sharp dialogues, lovely music, cinematography and terrific presence of Shivraj Kumar and Ragini. Coming to director Om Prakash Rao director of over 25 action films the terrific...
  • Kannada Review: 'Challenge' is a gripping tale August 17, 2012

    Mind blowing is referred to something extraordinary, but in the case of kannada film 'Challenge', mind blowing is blowing the mind with loads of shocks and surprises that are strenuous. The movie is not a discouraging effort by debut director Ganesh Kamaraj. Though he is a brilliant guy but he...
  • Kannada Review: 'Sagar' is a family entertainer August 12, 2012

    A film from the banner of Ramu Enterprises is always curiously watched. That is because of reputation it has earned in the commercial flicks. 'Sagar' a story from KS Kumar is absorbing at parts. It has a good screenplay but there is a need to showcase the power of young...
  • Kannada Review: '12 AM' is scary in parts August 12, 2012

    Well-known actor-director Kashinath's production house is known for introducing new faces in filmdom. Actor-director Upendra, composer Manohar, artists Umashri and Bank Janardhan are among Kashinath's proteges who later made name for themselves. As a filmmaker, Kashinath specializes in making horror movies and suspense thrillers like box office hit 'Aparichitha'. After a...
  • Kannada Review: 'Villain' lacks script and narration June 1, 2012

    The Kannada movie industry did not try to fetch much business during these summer holidays. Every film released, was either a failure at the box office or did not attract the audience. 'Villain' is another example of a film which failed to impress. Lack of script, poor narration and no...
  • Kannada Review: 'Parie' is a badly narrated film April 29, 2012

    Cast: Rakesh Adiga, Nivedhitha, Harshika Poonachcha, Naga Kiran, Sathya, Sharath Lohithashwa, Mandya Ramesh, Sreenivasa Prabhu and others Screenplay-Direction: Sudhir Attavar Rating: *1/2 Director Sudhir Attavar had said before its release that 'Parie' may start a trend of tasteful commercial entertainers. But seeing the sequences of the film, which boast of extra-marital affairs and...
  • Kannada Review: 'Toofan' is a mediocre film April 22, 2012

    Film: 'Toofan'; Cast: Yashas, Nakshatra, Chandan, Sadhu Kokila, Ramesh Bhat, Shivaram, Vidya Murthy, Suresh Mangalore, Pramila Joshai, Chitra Shenoy, Devadas Kappikad; Director: Smile Seenu; Producer; Jade Gowda; Camera: Ravi Suvarna; Music: Elwyn Joshua; Rating: *1/2 'Toofan' could have been a title for a Hindi film, but this Kannada film with a...
  • Kannada Review: 'Narsimha' is a must watch March 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Film: 'Narasimha'; Cast: Ravichandran, Nikisha Patel, Sanjjana, Ramakrishna Ramesh Prasad, Shobharaj, Neenasam Aswath; Dialogues-Screenplay-Direction: Mohan; Producer: N. Kumar; Camera: Suresh Byrasandra; Music: Hamsalekha; Rating: **1/2 'Narasimha' is the remake of Tamil hit 'Maasi', released over a decade ago with Sharath Kumar in the lead. The film was also made in...
  • Kannada Review: 'Prasad' is emotionally haunting March 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Film: 'Prasad'; Cast: Arjun Sarja, Master Sankalp, Madhuri Bhattacharya, Ramakrishna, Ramesh Bhat, Neenasam Aswath; Director: Manoj Sati; Producer: Ashok Kheny; Camera: Sanjay Malkan; Choreographer: Shiamak Dawar; Music director: Ilayaraja; Rating: ***1/2 'Prasad' is a touching, yet engrossing tale of a physically challenged boy overcoming all odds to prove his talent...
  • Kannada Review: 'Magadi' is totally avoidable March 18, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Magadi'; Cast: Deepak, Rakshitha, Suresh Chandra, Padmavasanthi, Shilpa; Screenplay-Direction: Suresh Goswami; Producer: B.M. Harish; Music: Rajesh Ramanath; Camera: Ramesh; Rating: * 'Magadi' is a pain in the neck for reviewers as much as for viewers. The title and the film's poster itself had indicated that the film may lack...
  • Kannada Review: Yogi's 'Alemari' watchable March 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Alemari'; Cast: Yogi, Radhika Pandit, Raakesh, Ramesh Bhat, Umashri, Mico Nagaraj, Aadi Lokesh, Raghuram; Screenplay-Lyrics-Direction: Santhu; Producer: B.K. Sreenivas, Krishna Prasad; Dialogues: Manju Maandavya; Music: Arjun Janya; Cinematography: Manjunatha Naik; Rating: *** Young director Santhu makes his debut with 'Alemari'. There were a lot of expectations from the film,...
  • Kannada Review: 'Sankranthi' is boring March 4, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Sankranthi'; Cast: Gururaj, Roopashri, Sreenivasa Murthy, Shankar Aswath, Master Hirannaiah, Bhavya, Vijaya Kashi, Mandya Ramesh, B.V. Radha, Mallesh, Shankara Patil, Skanda; Screenplay-Director: Mussanje Mahesh; Producer and Story: RS Gowda; Music: Sreedhar Sambhram; Camera: Cinetech Soori; Dialogues: BA Madhu; Rating: * 'Sankranthi', produced by RS Gowda, should have been made...
  • Kannada Review: 'Munjane' hero saves the day March 4, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Munjaane'; Cast: Ganesh, Manjari Phadnis, Malavika Avinash, Raghavendra Joshi, M.N. Lakshmi Devi, Rajendra Karanth; Story-Screenplay-Music-Lyrics-Dialogues-Direction: S. Narayan; Producer: Bhagyavathi Narayan; Camera: Jagadish Waali; Rating: ** It seems that S Narayan enjoys burdening himself by stepping into various departments of filmmaking at a time. But it doesn't work. Despite an average...
  • Kannada Review: 'Lucky' is predictable February 26, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Lucky'; Cast: Yash, Ramya, Sharan, Sadhu Kokila, Padmavasanthi, M.N. Lakshmi Devi; Producer: Radhika Kumaraswamy; Screenplay-Director: Suri; Story: Ghouse Peer; Music: Arjun Janya; Rating: **1/2 The star cast of the film will be incomplete without mentioning the dog called Zoo Zoo. The story of 'Lucky' revolves around the two young...
  • Kannada Review: 'Gavipuram' is a damp squib February 19, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Gavipuram'; Cast: Sooraj, Soujanya, Shivaram, Sumithra, Sharath Lohitashva and Sangeetha; Director: Kumar; Producer: Jagannath Hegde; Music: Rajesh Ramanath; Camera: J.G. Krishna; Rating:* 'Gavipuram' is the debut production venture of Jagannath Hegde, who introduces two new faces with the film - Suraj and Soujanya - in the lead roles. Director Kumar,...
  • Kannada Review: 'AK 56' is badly scripted February 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: AK 56; Cast: Siddhanth, Shirin, Sharat Babu, Sumalatha, Suchayeendra Prasad, Ambareesh, Shobharaj, Lokanath, Atul Kulkarni, Sathya and Kote Prabhakar; Director: N. omprakash Rao; Composer: Abhiman Roy; Producer: Sidhdhanth; Camera: Manohar; Rating: ** Omprakash Rao's 'AK 56' is the costliest film made with a newcomer. The director has incorporated many...
  • Kannada Review: 'Parijatha' is a must watch February 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Parijatha': Cast: Diganth, Aindrita Ray, Sharan, Mukyamanthri Chandru, Kadhal Dandapani and Padmaja Rao; Director: Prabhu Sreenivas; Composer: Mano Murthy; Camera: Srinivas Devasam; Rating: *** 'Parijatha' starring Diganth and Aindrita, who share a great bond in real life too, is a perfect gift for the Valentine's Day. The lead pair...
  • Kannada Review: 'Prarthane' is a must watch January 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Prarthane'; Cast: Anant Nag, Prakash Raj, Pavitra Lokesh, Master Manoj, Master Sachin, Ashok, Sudha Murthy, B.C. Patil and Dinesh Mangalore; Screenplay writer-Director: Sadashiva Shenoy; Producers: G.C.Pushpa and N. Harish; Story Writer: J.M.Prahlad; Composer: Veera Samarth; Camera: S. Ramachandra; Rating: *** 1/2 Journalist Sadhashiva Shenoy has shows a lot of...
  • Kannada Review: 'Vishnu' is an ordinary flick December 19, 2011

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Vishnu'; Cast: Abhijit, Catherine, Poonam, Geetha, Sharath Lohitashwa, Ashish Vidyarthi, Manoj; Producer: Rohini Abhijit and Abhijit; Story, Screenplay, Direction: Abhijit; Music: M.N. Krupakar; Cinematography: Manohar; Rating: ** It is another Kannada film that bears the name of Kannada movie icon Vishnuvardhana. This film is titled 'Vishnu' and directed by...
  • Kannada Review: 'Only Vishnuvardhana' is racy December 11, 2011

    Cast: Sudeepa, Priyamani, Bhavana, Sonu Sood, Dwarakish, Arun Sagar Director: Kumar 'Only Vishnuvardhana' is an unpretentious, engaging and entertaining commercial film, which provides enjoyment to the viewers and is a 'paisa vasool'. The script by debutant director is racy and filled with all the masala elements, needed for a star-studded saga. Another...
  • Kannada Review: 'Paagal' is sheer absurdity December 4, 2011

    Hyderabad: Producer: Muralidhar, Writer and Director: P.N. Sathya, Music: V Manohar, Cinematography:Niranjan Babu, Cast: PN Sathya, Pooja Gandhi, Thulasi Sivamani, Bullet Prakash, Indrajith Lankesh, Harish Rai, Mico Nagaraj, Biradar and others, Rating: *1/2 Director P.N.Sathya who was acting in character roles in some films turned a hero through his own film...
  • Kannada Review: 'Achchu Mechchu' disappoints November 20, 2011

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Achchu Mechchu'; Cast: Tarun, Archana Guptha, Achyuth Rao, Veena Sundar and Shobharaj; Producer: Lokesh; Director: Himayat Khan; Music Director: A.M. Neel; Camera: Nagesh Acharya; Rating: * 1/2 'Achchu Mechchu' has an unconventional theme, which could have been turned into a great cinematic piece with a message. The story deals...
  • Kannada Review: 'Aata' narration disappoints November 19, 2011

    Hyderabad: Film: 'Aata'; Cast: Sumanth Shailendra, Vibha Natarajan, Avinash, Achyuth Rao, Sadhu Kokila, Pavitra Lokesh; Producer: S. Shailendra Babu; Director: Vijayakumar; Music: Sadhu Kokila; Cinematography: Raaghav; Rating: ** Veteran film producer Shailendra Babu has put in all efforts and loads of money to provide a dream debut platform to his son...