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Times of India
Ravi Gowda is an honest youngster, who believes in Gandhian ideologies. When his mother has a tough time bribing government officials he decides to chart out justice and find a way to teach the corrupt officials a lesson.
This film by R Ravindra takes on the tagline on the Vidhana Soudha — Sarkari Kelasa Devara Kelasa — as its title. The film is a satire on the ways of the government officials. What one realizes when one sees the film is it reminds one of Shyam Benegal's
Well Done Abba,
which by itself is an adaptation of a couple of short stories. The film intrinsically is about an honest man fighting for a well that is lost.
The film has a talented cast and they more than ably do their work. But what holds the film back from winning that extra accolades is the fact that the filmmakers have used a lot of staples in commercial cinema, like item numbers and bombastic dialogues. This could have been contained to have had a strong satire on the government offices, which could have also had a great impact.
Ravishankar Gowda performs well as the man on the mission, but one wishes there could have been some underplaying of his character to lend a realistic touch to it. Samyukta Hornad does a good job as the chirpy journalist. The comic ensemble led by Raju Talikote and Rangayana Raghu deliver what's expected of them. There are some decent tracks too.
This might not be the most obvious choice for this weekend watch, but it doesn't disappoint either if one overlooks a few bits.