Film: "Jai Hind";
Cast: Sandesh, Pooja Gandhi, Shobharaj, Thriller
Manju, Ramesh Bhat, Sathyajith and others;
Producer: Major Srinivasa Poojar;
Composer: Krishna Vardhan Kulkarni;
Camera: Suryakanth Honnali;
"Jai Hind", produced by
retired army officer Srinivasa Poojar, revolves around patriotism and
danger faced by a nation from terrorist activities.
also written the story and he might have added some of his own
first-hand experiences while countering terrorism. His intention is
really laudable, but one needed a director with a world view to handle
such an idealistic story.
With a poor record as a director,
Venugopal was certainly not the right choice to narrate the profound
script on screen. He has not only messed up the subject, but also failed
to extract competent performances from the cast.
Venugopal has failed to translate the patriotic elements into an
emotional drama on screen. He just tried to make another potboiler,
which drags on and tests the audience's patience.
Another flaw in
the film is Sandesh
. Poojar's earlier film "Ee Sambhashane" with his
was a disaster. It suffered mainly because of Sandesh
failing as an actor.
Rather than training him to become a
dependable actor, Poojar has given him additional responsibility of
playing a dynamic and patriotic army officer's role in "Jai Hind". And
this time too, Sandesh
has failed to do justice to the role.
the film, Bharat is a dreamer who feels that protecting his motherland
is the most important job for an army officer. He wants to eliminate all
the terrorists who are creating problems for the country.
his endeavour, he fights a twin battle -- on the one hand he is fighting
with terrorists, while on the other, he combats inside forces who are
How Bharat wins his battle against terrorists and traitors form the rest of the story.
being an experienced artist, Pooja Gandhi
doesn't look convincing in
her role. Her body language and emotions prove that she has not
understood the importance of her role.
Veteran artists Ramesh Bhat, Shobharaj
and Sathyajith have just performed in their own way. Thriller Manju is wasted.
the camera work of Suryakanth Honnali is better, Krishnavardhan
Kulkarni's music is below average. Editing work is also mediocre.
"Jai Hind" has a laudable concept, but poor direction mars the film.© IANS