Shivarajkumar is an astute businessman living in Milan. He is someone who believes that being practical scores over everything else and despises sentimentalism. But when a situation forces him to return to his roots in an Indian village, he becomes a messiah fighting for all that he didn't advocate earlier.
Yogi G Raj's second film Bangaara S/O Bangarada Manushya is a film that deals with the problems of farmers. Unlike most of the commercial dramas in this space, Yogi tries to reason the problems and even offers some solutions. This is what makes this film stand out, along with a powerful performance by Shivarajkumar and the ensemble cast.
The film begins on a glossy note in Italy, with flashy, rich visuals and a urban tale. But there is a surprising twist towards the end of the first half, which will especially please Dr Rajkumar fans. The film takes a completely different turn after this, with the protagonist Shivaraj taking on the onus of fighting for farmers' rights. This struggle hasn't beem excessively commercialized. Instead one gets to see a very interesting take on tackling the problem in its worst possible condition and solutions that could definitely be implemented in today's real situation. The filmmaker had asked some relevant questions that get everyone thinking about the state of farmers in the country today.
There are some flaws, like the narrative slackening at times, but the performances and the eventual intent ensure people laud the film. The bonus for a Sandalwood fan is that one gets to see the presence of Dr Rajkumar once again on screen this year, after Raajakumara, and this time they get to see ample amount of stock footage of him, which is worth the visit too. Go ahead, watch this film — it lets you see farmers and their problems with a sheen of gloss.