Film: RAME GOWDA vs KRISHNA REDDY
Cast: Shashikumar, Rupa Sri, Roopesh, Ananth Nag, Rangayana Raghu, Sudha Belawadi and others
Music: Krishnavardhana Kulkarni
Camera: Jai Anand
Director: B N Nagesh
Producer: Nargis Babu
Release date: January 18, 2011
A copy tale, the story begins with Subbanna (ananth nag) who is a retired employee and his daughter Roopa (rupashri) wants to go abroad for higher education. Subbanna decides to sell his plot but then the family is shocked when they discover that it has been confiscated by a famous land grabber Krishna Reddy (shashi kumar). All efforts by Subbanna with the authorities fail as they are linked to Krishna Reddy. The story takes a turn with the arrival of the lawyer Rame Gowda (rangayana raghu). He is a former associate of Reddy and decides to take his revenge by helping out Subbanna. What happens from there forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with an interesting storyline and while the presentation was alright, the narrative was not upto the mark. The dialogues were alright, the script was not that strong and the screenplay was patchy. Background score was good and the songs were passable. Cinematography makes its presence felt. Editing was raw and was not sharp at the required places. Costumes were okay while the art department didn't have much to do. Ananth Nag comes up with a matured performance but Rangayana Raghu was silly. Shashi Kumar was not upto the mark. Rupashree has to work on her expressions and body language, same is the case with Rupesh.
The film has been inspired strongly from the Bollywood hit 'Khosla Ka Ghosla' and few changes were made to the script. While the first half was okay, the second half failed to capture the attention due to the poor etching of the scenes and lacklustre performances. Such films require a strong handling of the script and that didn't happen here. At the box office, this might have to struggle hard to reach the safe zone.
Bharatstudent verdict: Below average