Vaayu Puthra (Kannada)
Cast: Chiranjeevi Sarja, Ambarish, Ajay, Mukhyamantri Chandru and Andrita Ray
Director: Kishore Sarja
Arjun Sarja Productions’ film, Vaayu Puthra, is a significant film for the Kannada film industry and the producer’s family as it introduces actor Arjun Sarja’s nephew Chiranjeevi Sarja.
The director Kishore Sarja, who passed away recently, chooses the theme of revenge and depends heavily on violence interspersed with tender love for the launch of muscular young man Chiranjeevi Sarja.
The film, loaded with inane dialogues, loose plot construction, poor screenplay, imposed sequences in the name of comedy, image-building exercises and funny mannerisms, struggles to sustain audience interest right from the beginning.
Said to be based on a Tamil hit, the pattern and pace of the narrative, which is familiar to Tamil films, and the thematic treatment underestimate the very maturity of Kannada film buffs.
Balu (Chiranjeevi Sarja) son of feudal lord Chowde Gowda (Ambarish) falls in love with his friend’s prankster sister Divya (Andrita Ray) and incurs the wrath of the people’s enemy Punja (Ajay).
How he teaches him a life lesson forms the content of the film.
K.N. VENKTASUBBA RAO