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Times of India
Comedian-cum-hero Komal seems to be still basking in the glory of his previous successful movie Govindayanamaha. His latest venture Nandeesha has all commercial elements that don't suit the character of Komal. Still it's not a disappointing fare.
Director Om Saiprakash, known for making sentimental movies, has come out with a complete commercial story with Komal as hero. Though the script and the narration are up to the mark, the role of Komal does not suit his character. Known for comic dialogues with a punch, fans look for Komal as a comedian, but Nandeesha doesn't give much importance to the comedy track, especially in the second half.
The story has two parts. While the first part focuses on Nanjundaswamy (Srinivasamurthy) who successfully traces his son Nandeesha (Komal) in an orphanage after years, the second half takes a commercial turn with Vishnu (Komal), owner of a TV channel, being attacked by goons from a pharmaceutical company for telecasting the company's drug trial on human beings. In between we have Nandeesha, an innocent youth who has loss of memory, falling in love with Kavya (Malavika) and incurring the wrath of the villagers for his mischievous acts. The curious turn comes when Hanumanthaiah (Ramesh Bhat), owner of the orphanage, who had handed over Nandeesha to Nanjundaswamy, claims that Nandeesha was actually his son Vishwa.
Komal has done an excellent job as Nandeesha, but disappoints as Vishwa. Malavika scores over Parul in acting. Srinivasamurthy and Ramesh Bhat have done justice to their roles. Music by Hamsalekha is okay. Selvam's camera work passes muster.