Film: Kaaneyadavara Bagge Prakatane
Director: Anil Kumar
Starring: Ravishankar, Rangayana Raghu, Tabla Naani, Chikkanna, Ashika Ranganath, Shobharaj and others
Anil Kumar has been making films since a decade. All of his films till now were commercial entertainers with young heroes. For a change, the director has brought in senior actors together on screen for a commercial entertainer.
The film tells the story of Ranga (Rangayana Raghu), Kitty (Ravishankar) and Naani (Tabla Naani). The film starts off with all the three enjoying their holiday in Bangkok. Though they are shown off as holidaying, they are there for some particular reason. The three are somehow connected to a death which has happened in Bangalore. A police officer (Tilak) is seen investigating the case. Are they the murderers? Why are they there? forms the crux of the film.
‘Kaaneyadavara Bagge Prakatane’ is a film which has three timelines. The film starts in 1960s and continues to 80s and ends in the current situation. The film tells the six decade journey of three people who start off from a small village. The film has lots of human values, relationships, social messages and what not. The film addresses a lot of concerns, but has a commercial touch to it. The sensitive subject is told through lots of humour and emotional elements.
With all these elements, the film gets more and more complicated. The film is told in lot of flashbacks. The first half of the film is a smooth watch. However, it is the second half off the film which is not only lagging, but also is complicated. Some characters are placed just for the sake to convey a social message and it only adds to the length of the film.
It is Ravishankar, Rangayana Raghu and Naani who carry the film on their shoulders. Ashika Ranganath has nothing much to do, but convey a message about positive attitude. Director Anil Kumar faces the camera for the first time in a retro look. Chikkanna, Shobharaj, Tilak add adequate support to the film.