Sanjay is an advertising professional, who has the perfecr family, or so he thinks. In his middle class home lies his younger brother Karthik, who dreams of the good life and is tired of seeing his wants being denied. What happens when he finds an easy way out and greed takes over?
Murali Gurappa has chosen to remake the noir crime thriller Metro as his debut directorial effort. The film was a surprise hit in Tamil Nadu. The Kannada film too manages to impress, with good performance, some gripping screenplay and superior technical values. While the film might lag a bit in the early part of thr first half, it picks up pace a little before the interval and engages the viewer thereafter.
This film begins with an interrogation scene, where Sanjay is seen pinning down a criminal. From here, we're taken to a flashback of his perfect household, which comprises a father who is a retied head constable, a mother who is the heartbeat of the family and a younger brother Karthik, who his mother dotes on. In fact, Karthik is the pampered young son, who dreams of living a life that is more than his middle-class household can give him. A big reason for this is his girlfriend Shobha, who has demands that he cannot meet. When his friend James introduces him to an easy criminal way of making his dreams real, he thinks he has it all made. But, his greed gets the better of him and causes dents in this picture perfect household.
The film has really good technical values, especially in terms of cinematography and background score, which is where it scores big. Add it to it good performances, it makes it all worth the while. This film could well be Suraj Gowda's breakthrough performance, as he shines through the multiple shades required of his role, which shows he can be suited for both grey and romantic characters. Srinagara Kitty is his usual best and delivers a mature performance. The ensembe cast, be it Girish, Chikkanna, Vishwa, Thulasi, Kavya Shetty or Ashok, do their bit and add their charm to the film. The Bhoomi and Naanu songs linger. Though, the romantic duet in the second half slackens the pace of the film.
The film has a fair bit of bloodshed, so one might want to be warned. This film could be your choice if you like films with a realistic treatment, without excessive commercial masala.