Out Of Theatre

C/o Of Footpath 2

Out Of Theatre
04 Dec, 2015 2 hrs 16 mins U/A
Esha Deol, Dingri Nagaraj, Shravanthi Sainath, Anees Bazmee
Synopsis

Does the film succeed? Yes and no. It only manages to skim through the surface, while falling prey to commercial elements trying to make the film entertaining for the masses

Share

Showtimes C/o Of Footpath 2

There are no showtimes in your city.

You may change your location and check showtimes in a nearby city.

  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Three youngsters are arrested for murdering a policeman. While a vengeful corrupt policeman is trying all ways to sentence them to imprisonment, a gritty lawyer wants to save these juvenile offenders and takes on their case.

After his record-breaking attempt a decade ago, Kishan SS is back with a sequel to the same film. Care of Footpath 2 aims to show the life of the underbelly in the slums, the youngsters who are lured by quick ways to make cash and the near-invisible line between innocence and guilt. There's been a lot of hype around this film considering its entry into the Oscars through the lateral route, thus creating big expectations too.

Does the film succeed? Yes and no. It only manages to skim through the surface, while falling prey to commercial elements trying to make the film entertaining for the masses. The makers could have well done away with the songs and kept the film a lot tighter. While Kishan has delivered a slick film, with good production values, the focus goes haywire at times.

The film begins on a very promising note, with a realistic portrayal of the begging mafia that leads to the three protagonists who are up for a trial. There are many interesting moments, like Geetha (Avika Gor) trying to talk in broken English acting innocent and asking rich men in cars to pay for her auto fare claiming that she forgot her wallet. Another scene that deserves applause is the public prosecutor standing up and drinking water and walking out accepting defeat silently. But, between these moments of brilliance lie some shortcomings.

The biggest could be the casting of Esha Deol. Instead of lending the 'star value', her jarring lip sync and rather rigid expressions make her character's impact far lesser. Maybe a Kannada character artiste could have added more value to that role. Similarly, Deepp Pathak's lip sync too remains an issue. Though, Avika Gor, Dingri Naresh and Kishan make up for it, while Jaya Karthik is convincing as the corrupt cop.

While there is a subtle message conveyed in the end, the incoherent lead up to the climax reduces the impact. Though, one thing is guaranteed, with Kishan, just 19 as of now, Sandalwood can expect more and better films in the future. Watch this once, if you must...
SEE MORE
Avg Users’ Rating 2.6/5 ( 12 users )
s
suhas wakchoure
OK
M
Mauli Agarwal
nice..
S
Shesh Narayan Chakrapani
Yuva is a young rebel, who aims to be the boss of everyone. Street-smart and intelligent, he does not want to be the Good Samaritan like Bhagat Singh that his mother wants him to be. His dreams and aspirations make him take some 'wrong' choices. But, his journey makes him understand what's good and what's not.<br/>Mass entertainers come with a lot of terms and conditions. Their basic premise is to entertain the crowds across different sections, which means, more often than not, people forsaking logic at times. Quite often, when there is a big star at helm, one gets carried away with his presence on screen and also gives up on the story. Luckily, Manju Mandavya's debut endeavour as a director proves to overcome these obstacles and delivers a film that entertains, has a message and also gives the hero ample scope to perform his antics.<br/>What is Masterpiece about? Well, it is a film about ambitions, torn between a mother's dreams to see her son as a social reformer and a son's gluttony for power. The 'mother sentiment' has always been a trump card for mass filmmakers in south India and Manju Mandavya gives this age-old idea an interesting makeover. Yash's character traits make him that loveable rebel who is instantly likeable. His 'good-natured' mother, who dreams of seeing her son do extremely well in life, comes across as more annoying than loving. This works for the film, because, with the plot's progression, you tend to have a shift of emotions, siding the mother and wondering why the son doesn't see the mother's logic.
Download FILMIPOP Movies App
Download App
For Ultimate Cinema Experience

New releases, Trailers, Filmy Gossips! Welcome to the World of Movies. Subscribe now. Stay updated.

Notification No worries!! In case you want to enable it in future you can do it by clicking on lock icon in the address bar and enabling notification