Comedy gets heady

Kannada film review

Published - August 17, 2014 01:20 am IST

Bangalore : Karnataka : 16/08/2014 . Actor , Sharan (Right ) and in a movie still  Adhyaksha

Bangalore : Karnataka : 16/08/2014 . Actor , Sharan (Right ) and in a movie still Adhyaksha

Adhyaksha (Kannada)

Direction: Nanda Kishore

Cast: Sharan, Chikkanna, Heba Patel, Ravi Shankar, Raksha

Sharan must have realised that his strength lies in comedy and churning out comedy films that appeal to masses more than multiplex-goers. His latest movie Adhyaksha has been directed by Nanda Kishore, maker of Jailalitha, starring Sharan.

The movie is a remake of Varuthapadata Valibar Sangham by Ponram. Without straining much, Nanda Kishore has remade the film into Kannada.

As promised, Adhyaksha is an out-and-out comedy entertainer. Strength of the movie is its dialogue.

It is a film tailor-made for Sharan fans and he will not disappoint them. He entertains them in the way he did in Rambo,Victory and Jailalitha .

Audience were curious about Adhyaksha, as its title and a song landed in controversy.

However, the song has been deleted following a court directive and the title too changed. One positive thing about the film is its concern about teen marriage that is prevalent in rural areas and the director addresses the issue with a comedy touch

However, it is a family entertainer, with a story set in rural ambience. The story revolves around Chandrashekara Gowda (Sharan) of Gejjepura village. His sidekick is Chikkanna.

They are president and vice-presidents of wastrels Association. Chandru gets attracted to a school teacher Kalyani (Ashmita Sood) and uses Aishwarya (Raksha), a first PU student, as courier.

But, he gets disappointed. When Aishwarya’s father Shiva Rudre Gowda (Ravi Shankar) arranges for her marriage, Chandru comes in the way. In the melee, Aishwarya falls for Chandru and rest of the story moves on expected lines. Both Ravi Shankar and Chikkanna support Sharan, and at times, they overtake. A song featuring stars, including Prem, Sri Murali and Srinagara Kitti, is entertaining. Arjun Janya has scored music for the film.

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