A 61-year-old man and 19-year-old girl serendipitously meet in the lift of a mall, where they are stuck in the midst of a terror attack. The fear outside translates to love inside. But, will the heart win over the mind, which has been conditioned to think according to societal norms?
V Ravichandaran is back on the big screen, this time "designing" a film. The film, which has been in the making for long, has been dubbed as one of the showman's dream projects. Does this dream come alive and impress everyone alike? Sadly, no.
The story is of a 61-year-old and a 19-year-old who end up spending a few tense hours of their life in a lift, where they are hiding from a terror attack in a mall. There is a host emotions, which even translates to love at a point. But, can this love between two people of different age groups last beyond these tense moments? The film has interesting cameos by many people. Sudeep and P Ravi Shankar are seen briefly, but their voices, along with Prakash Rai's, play an important part through the course of the film.
Had the maker stuck to narrating the interesting storyline that his film has, it may have engaged a lay viewer. But, he tries to make a "XXX" film, i.e., an exercise that involves Xcellence, Xperience and Xperiment. In this, he uses canvas and paint, which are splashed innumerable times, along with the actor-director's philosophies on love and life, most of them that involve either rhyming or punning, displayed on screen. While some are interesting and some are amusing, one wonders whether the use of so many English lines in a Kannada film makes sense.
The film has the trademark Ravichandaran touch, when it comes to showcasing the new girl Apoorva. But, it does not give the same old romance that he is famous for. Instead, here's mature wine, with also talks philosophy. Go for this film if you're in the mood for something experimental.