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Andar Bahar

Out Of Theatre
05 Apr, 2013 2 hrs 40 mins U/A
Shivrajkumar, Parvathi Menon, Srinath, Shashikumar, D. Raghuram, Arundhati Nag, Srujan Lokesh, Spoorthi, Cheshwa
Synopsis
An excellent story but the film’s screenplay or narration isn’t impressive. Could have been shorter by at least 45 minutes
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Phaneesh S Ramanathapura's entry into Sandalwood as a director begins on a positive note. He has chosen an excellent story about the dilemma of a man caught between the underworld and his loving family. But sadly, the film's screenplay or narration isn't impressive. The first half of the movie has dull sequences and unnecessary flashbacks. The second half is better as the story starts progressing. Perhaps, with a comedy track, the director could have broken the monotony of the sentimental sequences. There is also the need to cut the movie length by at least 45 minutes.

Phaneesh S Ramanathapura has made his debut as director with great ideas, but seems to have not understood the fact that movies should have entertainment value too. Andar Bahar is a very serious film without many lively moments. There is an overdose of sentimental sequences and flashbacks.
Shivrajkumar, who plays the main role as Surya, comes in two tracks in the story. In one, he is an underworld don. Another rowdy Sathya (Cheshwa) wants to kill him as he believes that his wife was murdered by Surya in a shootout. Also, we have Shalini (Spoorthi) who believes her lover Guru (Srujan Lokesh) was killed by Surya. But police officer Patil (Shashikumar) clears Surya of charges and finds that politician Naidu was behind their killings. Surya goes after Naidu, but doesn't kill him. Why? There is a story behind this.
In the second track, Sathya marries Suhasini (Parvathi Menon) pretending to be a police officer even though she knows has only 60 days more to live as she is suffering from a disease. He tries his best to keep her happy, but cannot save her. The story takes a curious turn when Suhasini, in a video message sent to him through courier, tells him she knows about his 'other life' as a criminal and wants him to do her a favour. What is the favour she is asking for?
Shivrajkumar is a master in both action and sentimental sequences. Parvathi Menon is equally brilliant. Raghuram shines as the hero's friend. The Srinath-Arundhati Nag pair is disappointing. Shekhar Chandra has captured some lovely frames with his camera. Vijay Prakash has done a good job as music director.
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Avg Users’ Rating 3.5/5 ( 12 users )
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Mauli Agarwal
nice..
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Meghraj
One time worth watching
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Nagachandra Bengre
ANDHAR BAHAR IS GOOD FILM WITH DIFFERENT VARIATION... ACTUALLY ITS FAMILY ENTERTRAINER.... WITH ALL LIFE COLOURS IN IT.... PARVATI MENON AND SHIVRAJ ACTED WELL.... NICE....
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