A boy, who defies his father's wishes, dares to follow his heart. He runs away from home, joins a folk dance group and wins accolades by penning a book. This is an inspiring tale with a message for insensitive parents.
Kishore (Prafulla Kumar) lives with his grandfather (Dattatreya). His father, Avinash (Nataranga Rajesh) resides in the US and makes desperate attempts to make the boy more 'intelligent'. Avinash forces Kishore to leave his school in the village and join an English-medium school. Unable to bear the pressure, the boy runs away from home. He comes to Ankola, joins Bannada Vesha, a folk troupe and writes a book 'Baanaadi' based on their life and culture. His father comes back after being cheated by his foreign wife. He realizes his mistakes and decides to stay with his son. But the son is on different track.
Director Nagaraja Kote has chosen a topic with a social message and made best use of Hagalu Vesha. Their performance blends well with the story.
Prafulla deserves accolades for portraying a schoolboy who goes through a series of traumatic experiences. Dattatreya is graceful. Music by Karthik Sharma is good. Sabha Kumar's cinematography is worth mentioning.