Wednesday 12 March, 2014
Starring: Sudeep, Jagapati Babu, Bhavana, Parul Yadav, Tulip Joshi, Nassar, Ashish Vidyarthi, P. Ravi Shankar, Pradeep Rawat, Ramakrishna, Jai Jagadish, Shruthi, Sadhu Kokila, Achyuth Kumar, Arun Sagar, Bullet Prakash, Daisy Shah
Producer: Uday K. Mehta
Music Dir: V. Harikrishna
Lyricist: Jayant Khaikini, Yogaraj Bhat, Kaviraj, Shashank
Singers: Vijay Prakash, Sudeep, Indu Nagaraj, Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Anuradha Bhat
Distributor: Sri Venkateshwara Krupa Creations
The film opens with the camera tracking into Ulsoor Gate Police Station. The scene fades to the opening credits against a background of sound only, of violent fighting. Then we see a desperate Police chase of Bharat, alias Bachchan (Sudeep) on a motorcycle. Then we are taken back 30 minutes in time, where we see Bharat on a murderous rampage in a Police Station, where he kills Police Inspector Mahesh Deshpande (Ashish Vidyarthi). He then goes on to a hospital, where he kills its Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. Srinivasa Iyengar (Nassar). He is violent to all who come in his way during this rampage. He then escapes from the hospital in a car but is eventually caught, and taken to the Police Station, where he is questioned by Inspector Vijay Kumar (Jagapati Babu).
He tells his story. He is Bharat the Managing Director of Bharat Property Solutions, a Real Estate Business. His Personal Assistant is Anjali (Parul Yadav). They are in love, and plan to get married, but in the office, it’s strictly business. In business, he is aided by Puttaswamy (Bullet Prakash), who investigates land and property deals that may interest Bharat. Bharat comes over as a good man, a man who is fair in business, and will not make a profit at the expense of others. He stops people being cheated by land-sharks, such as Jayaraj (P. Ravi Shankar), a “rowdy”, who is trying to take over property owned by P.G. and Mary Johnson, for very much less than the land is worth. Bharat says he will prevent this, and will sell their property at a fair price. They make a complaint to the Police, where the they meet Inspector Mahesh Deshpande, whom Bharat murdered. The Johnsons’ grand-daughter, Monica (Tulip Joshi), an NRI living in London, who is the heir to the property, arrives on the scene. When she meets Bharat, and several times in the film, she gives him a hug (London style), which annoys Anjali and makes her jealous. Her name gives Inspector Deshpande an excuse to sing, more than once, the well known line, “Monica, Oh My Darling”, from the award-winning song, “Piya Tu Ab To Aaja”, from the 1971 Hindi film “Caravan”. Bharat goes to buy Anjali an engagement ring from Bhima (Sadhu Kokila), the Jeweller, where, by chance he meets Monica, who helps him choose a ring: this infuriates Anjali when she discovers about Monica’s wearing the ring before her. However, in all this, Bharat comes over as a kind and gentle person - but as he narrates his story, he tells why he committed the two murders. It is revealed that Jayaraj, and Minister Reddy (Pradeep Rawat) are also on his hit list.
However, there is a sudden twist in the story, and not only one – in this tense and gripping tale.
1. Hello Hello
3 Mysore Paakalli
4. Sadaa Ninna Kannali
Released Year: 2013
Running Time: 146 minutes/Colour/Kannada
This plot of this film is extremely well written. The film starts with an extreme amount of violence, which I felt as excessive, when I saw it at the beginning of the film. However, the story unfolds, and Bharat tells why he committed the murders. The question I would ask is this – “Was the degree of violence of the first scenes in the films justified by the reason for the murders?” Perhaps it was. You decide, when you have watched the entire film. Anyway, the story unfolds with a series of twists. Bharat comes over, in the story he tells Vijay Kumar, as the very antithesis of the murderer he has become. I cannot reveal too much of the plot, WithOut Giving the Movie Away (WOGMA synopsis). The acting of everyone is excellent, and there is even comic relief in some of the scenes (narrated by Bharat) with the murder victims. Sadhu Kokila plays a small comic role as the jeweller. The three girls, Parul Yadav (as Anjali), Tulip Joshi (as Monica) and Bhavana (as Ashwini) are excellent in their different roles. Ashwini – who is Ashwini? There’s nothing about her in my synopsis. The film will keep you guessing right up to the last scene, and I do not intend to provide any of the answers – do watch this film.
The songs are well written, both music and lyrics. Choreography is good, and the picturisation is excellent. “Hello Hello” is a love song with Anjali and Bharat, and four male dancers. There is quite a lot of comedy in the song. A novel thing in the second song, “Bachchan” is that Anjali sings that Bharat is so tall, and to emphasise his height, they have used children as dancers (and they are good dancers), so that he looks even taller. His nickname “Bachchan” is because he is so tall, like Amitabh Bachchan. “Mysore Paakalli” is an item song, with Daisy Shah, sung for the benefit of Jayaraj and his cronies. “Sadaa Ninna Kannali” (“To see my image forever in your eyes…”) is a really beautiful love-song, mainly on an exotic beach, with flashbacks to events earlier in the film, but later than where my synopsis left off.
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