Bhargava, the heir apparent of a wealthy family in Switzerland, is on a mission to reunite his aunt and grandfather. Of course, this isn't easy since his aunt holds a lot of grudges and isn't willing to pardon him right away.
Director Nanda Kishora finally gets to direct his mentor Sudeep. He's assisted the Kannada star before in his directorial ventures. And Nanda doesn't disappoint, for this Attarintiki Daredi remake entertains, at all levels. From lavish production values, replete with top notch locales, costumes and the works, to good music, cinematography and dialogues, this one is the perfect family entertainer for Sudeep's fans. After all, this is his first release in 2015.
The film is a breezy family drama, which has all the necessary commercial elements. Director Nanda has stayed faithful to the original, without altering the successful script much. Though, of course, references to Kannada popular culture, including idols like Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh and Shankar Nag, ensure there's something for the local fans.
The film mainly revolves around Sudeep trying to get his aunt Madhoo to patch up with his grandfather Prakash Raj. This journey of his has a lot of interesting companions, which comprises a big ensemble cast. Of course, there's romance and songs, as well as lot of comedy.
The film sets the right mood right from the interesting title credits, where Nanda's ensured every person involved in the film has shared a picture of them with their family, to stress on the importance of 'family' in this film.
Sudeep has a tailor-made role. While Pawan Kalyan has already etched a memorable performance in the minds of film fans, Sudeep gives the role his own spin and makes it his own. The other show-stealer is Madhoo. Her Kannada comeback offers her a role that has ample scope to perform and she delivers superbly. Rachita has a sweet role and this will be another feather in her cap, for she seems to be choosing the right films. The comic ensemble, with Chikkanna, Tabla Nani, Sadhu Kokila and gang, ensure there's enough laughs and do a good job.
The other highlight of the film is the cinematography. The action sequences are quite stylishly choreographed, while the dialogues ensure there are enough whistles coming. This has to be arguably one of the best productions lately in Sandalwood. The music, too, is catchy, with the Babbar Sher song being the pick. There are also some surprises in the form of cameos in songs. While the director is seen in one, the other sees Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Priya Mani, Nikita Thukral, Sonia Aggarwal and Sparsha Rekha.
This film can definitely make for a good weekend watch with the family. As for Sudeep fans, your star surely has given one of his best performances, don't miss it.