‘Avatara Purusha’ Review: It’s black ‘Magic’ all the way!

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Starring: Sharan, Ashika Ranganath, Saikumar, Srinagara Kitty, Sudharani, Bhavya and others

Directed by: Simple Suni

Produced by: Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah

Stars: 3.5

Director Simple Suni is known for his romantic comedies. ‘Avatara Purusha’ is also a comedy like his previous films, but this time he has added elements of black magic to the film which makes it unique.

The film starts off with Siri (Ashika Ranganath) bringing Anil (Sharan) a junior artist, to mend her family which has been broken many years ago, when Rama Jois’s (Saikumar) son Karna is lost in a fair. This incident creates a rift between Rama Jois and Siri’s mother Yashoda (Sudharani) and the family is torn apart. Siri manages to convince Anil to be Karna. Will Karna manage to woo Rama Jois and unite the family is the crux of the film.

Actually this is just one of the layers and the film has a parallel narrative where in a black magician called Dharaka (Ashutosh Rana) trying to get a precious stone called Trishanku which lays hidden somewhere in in Rama Jois’s house.

Simple Suni gets all the applause for blending comedy and black magic in the film. The first part of the film actually looks like a first half and the film is just half way through. The real truth lies in the second part of the film and Suni has managed to carry forward the curiosity.

One of the highlights of the film is however the rich production values as well as the interesting star cast. Sharan as Anil has given a brilliant performance and his versatility continues yet again. The film boasts of a ensemble star cast including Ashika Ranganath, Saikumar, Balaji Manohar, Srinagara Kitty, Sudharani, B Suresha, Bhavya, Vijay Chendur and others all have done their bit. Srinagara Kitty comes in the climax of the film and it looks like he has a lot of responsibility in the second part. William David’s cinematography and Arjun Janya’s songs elevates the film to another level.

Overall, ‘Avatara Purusha’ is a film, which stands apart from the recent releases. The film manages to shock as well as make the audience laugh. Watch it!

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