Baraguru Ramchandrappa's latest film 'Bhagirathi' is certainly the most appealing film that has come out of his stable. Earlier he made several films that won awards and even got recognition in the Guinness Book for their uniqueness, but they did not appeal to the masses because they were qualitatively poor.
But 'Bhagirathi' stands out because Ramchandrappa has taken the trouble of narrating a film that could be easily understood by all sections of the audiences, unlike his previous films which were more rhetoric.
'Bhagirathi' is based on a popular Kannada folk song 'Kerege Haara', which describes the story of a daughter-in-law of a feudal family and how she sacrifices her life to protect the entire village.
In a way, the story reminds you of many Sati-based stories that are popular in Rajasthan. Ramachandrappa always said that he has reinvented the popular folk song in the film. But you don't find any sequence or a song underlining this aspect. What you see is a garbed version of director's deliberate attempt to burden you with his own leftist ideals through many dialogues. This is the biggest drawback in the film....more
12:49 PM, Jun 09, 2012