Rahul, an aspiring filmmaker, lands himself in a small town, tailing the life of a real-life goon Aramuga, hoping to make it big by scripting a film on him. This is no easy task and he ends up in a soup in more ways than one.
Director Shivaganesh has chosen to remake the cult Tamil dark comedy Jigarthanda and he remains faithful through most of it. The villain, in the Kannada remake, unlike the original, is not a lesser known actor like Bobby Simha, but P Ravi Shankar in his 50th outing on the big screen. Needless to say, the most sought after Kannada villain has a role that's spruced up to his image and, as Aramuga, he steals the show.
The film begins on a shaky note, with aspiring filmmaker Rahul being a part of a reality show for short filmmakers, where he gets thrown out of the semifinals with the two industry judges clashing over the film. Miffed, one of the judges, K Manju vows to produce Rahul's script into a film. This ordeal to match up to Manju's expectations of giving a film with 'longu and machchu' leads Rahul on the trail of Aramuga, a beastly villain who has no remorse or conscience.
The story picks up from here, with a lot of things going on. There's a little romance, action and comedy, all happening at a brisk pace. The highlights of the film are the slick editing and cinematography, ensuring the viewer doesn't get too diverted.
RK Rahul gives the film his sincere best, while Samyukta Hornad impresses with her brief role. Ravi Shankar as Aramuga carries the film on his able shoulders. Chikkanna has his usual dose of comedy and he delivers, while Veena Sundar too manages to leave an impression.
The songs by Arjun Janya are okay, but do not leave an impression like the original. While the film manages to gain momentum through towards the middle of the first half, the second half ensures the viewers have ample entertainment. Given that the story of this film has an edgy feel to it, it is worth that one visit to the hall this weekend if you want to be entertained.