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Venkatesh Murthy is a happy-go-lucky widower, who leads a routine life after retirement. His son and daughter-in-law look at him as a burden, which leads him to pick up a job in real estate. The job proves to be more drama than he asked for.
Venkat Bharadwaj's Kempirve has an interesting storyline and what lifts it is good performances by the ensemble cast. This film gives senior actor HG Dattatreya another memorable role on screen after last year's Neer Dose. The treatment and genre of the film reminds you of some of the part comedy part noir films like Khosla Ka Ghosla.
The film begins with the introduction of our protagonist Venkatesh Murthy, who leads a mundane life like most men his age do. He gets to meet a realtor Naidu, who lures him into taking a job in his real estate business and claims Venkatesh reminds him of his late father. What follows is a fun ride of some highs and lows and a tale of bittersweet revenge.
The film has two standout performers who ensure you are entertained. While Dattatreya, with his usual brilliance, is one of them, the other surprise act is Laxman Shivashankar, whose quirky portrayal of Naidu leaves you laughing and asking for more. The narrative is interesting, but could have been a tad tighter. There are moments in the first half that seem unnecessary and long, but the engaging second half makes up for it.
While technically there might be some glitches with some jagged camerawork at times, the novel effort makes up for that, especially some of the dialogues. Go watch Kempirve, it is a heartening tale and will definitely ring a bell with old Bengalureans.
A very good movie. Barring the first twenty minutes if the film which is a repeat of Dattanna and Anant Nag movies, the remaining film has been very well made. Probably one of the very few movies which keeps you engaged till the end. Plot is not new buttery well represented. Brilliant acting by Dattana and Naidu .<br/>This movie will win atleast some awards. A must watch movie.
Excellent movie. Everybody must watch. Great story, awesome acting by Dattanna and Laxman
The hero of this film is Lakshman who has played the role of Naidu. His body language and the delivery of his own script are exemplary. He has a very bright future. Music scored by a new entrant to the cine world, KISHAN has done justice which has enhanced the image, though two of the songs heard on the jukebox are missing. Tail end of the film could have been picturised rather than just story telling. <br/>Wishing all the best for the whole KEMPIRVE team.