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Paataragitthi

Out Of Theatre
29 May, 2015 2 hrs 21 mins U/A
Prajju Poovaiah, Sriki Olavu, C Shakeela Begum, B Shanthamma, Bullet Prakash
Synopsis
Meant to be a tribute to victims of sexual abuse, this film trivializes the subject
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Akash, a florist, falls in love with Bhumi, who has a mobile showroom. He proposes to her and believes they are in love. But, reality has something else in store for him.

Director K Eshwar has very nobly dedicated his film to the many victims of sexual abuse in India and begins by calling his effort a tribute to them, what with Sandalwood's most romantic star -- V Ravichandaran -- choosing to present the film. But, the noble efforts go in vain, quite literally, when the strong opening sequence, replete with statistics of sexual abuse in India and powerful news clippings, is almost immediately followed by a slapstick scene involving comedian Tabla Nani and hero Sriki, where they trivialize the same very message.

This film has an interesting storyline. There is clever usage of props, camera tricks and colours. Even the symbolism in the names of the protagonists, Akash (sky) and Bhumi (earth), seems to be well thought of. And the director has interesting debates on the gender wars in a comic sequence periodically. But, the director also seems to have given in to the commercial sentiment.

While he shows the evils of sexual abuse and discusses gender equality to some measure on one hand, he also shows sex workers in bad light and uses the age old idea of mocking an independent woman. The film may have tried to be a tribute to women, alas, the director seems to have forgotten to give his heroine a good role. Add to it, Sriki, who impressed people with his debut film Olave Mandara, doesn't shine in the important sequences.

There are a whole lot of artistes who come and go, including guest appearances by Shakeela, Bhavya and Ramakrishna. But, these aren't memorable or powerful. Though, the comic tracks featuring Tabla Nani and Mithra involving a lot of sexual innuendo seemed to impress the front rows, with those scenes evoking greater applause, as opposed to the social message. Watch this if you want to see Sriki again, or like a film with double entendre, then you could try and catch this one.
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Avg Users’ Rating 2.3/5 ( 26 users )
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Mauli Agarwal
nice..
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Jatin Kukadia
Also, most of them have their real names as the screen names, which works for the film in its own way.
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Dev prasad
who is in love with Kanchana (Akhila Kishore). A twist happens when Kanchana gets engaged to the son of a politician. Our hero hits the bottle and tries to forget her, but fails. We have another heroine Spoorthi (Mrudula Sathe), an event organizer, who is in love with Sunny and helps him to come out of depression by making him popular as a singer.
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