A scientist leaves behind his wealth, including a time machine to an engineering student. Through this machine, he ends up conversing with a student living in 1999 and falls in love with her. Will he manage to trace her and have a happily ever after story?
This film by Randeep Santaram Mahadik is interesting and novel to the average movie-goer. But, if one looks closely, the director has cleverly chosen the plot of the cult Korean film Il Mare. The theme of the Korean film was two people living in the same house by a lake, who end up writing letters to each other, even though they live across different time periods. This film has no house by the lake, but there is a makeshift bar by the lake, which is reminiscent of the setting of the original film. Instead of staying in the same house, the two lovers are students in the same college, only studying 15 years apart. And instead of letters, the lovers converse through a walkie-talkie in 1999 and a time machine in 2015.
The film takes off to a rickety start, but soon thereafter, it stabilizes to become a sweet love story. The fact that films with time travel are rare in Kannada make this film interesting and, despite the fact that it is inspired from a cult Korean film, the maker has changed it quite a bit to give the Kannada audience their dose of masala, including a fight sequence where Diganth exclaims, "Ee face matra class, body full mass" (Only my face is class, my body is full mass).
The biggest plus point of the film is the lead pair. With Diganth and Kriti Kharbanda, arguably two of the best looking faces in Sandalwood, the director couldn't have got it better. Dilip Raj, a seasoned performer, is entertaining as the hero's best friend. The songs by V Harikrishna are nice, but don't leave an impression that you'd expect in a love story like this. But for this, the love story actually has novelty for the Kannada audience and is a welcome break from the usual underworld and massy films with an action overload. Go watch this with your special someone.