‘Nee Bandhu Ninthaaga’ is best avoided (Kannada Movie Review)

August 1st, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS  

By V.S. Rajapur
Film: ‘Nee Bandhu Ninthaaga’; Cast: Sourav, Jyothi Sree, Ramya Barna, Nanda and others; Producer: Mathew Rajan; Director: Sharavanan; Camera: Mathew Rajan; Music Director: Indrajith; Rating: *

Newbie director Sharavana shows his total ignorance about mercy killings and the debate on the issue. He has incorporated the mercy killing element in the story unnecessarily, without knowing anything about its legal, ethical and humanitarian aspects.

He has also blundered in including the most torturous comedy sequences in the film which has a serious story about the turmoil faced by a dejected lover.

Though Sharvanan shows a little promise in the beginning of the film, he has failed thoroughly to narrate a believable and interesting story on the screen.

“Nee Bandhu Ninthaaga” has a poetic title and is the starting line from a popular song of Kannada movie icon Rajkumar’s memorable film “Kasturi Nivasa”.

But “Nee Bandhu Ninthaaga”, with such a good title, ends up as a nightmare to the audience and fails in all aspects of film-making.

But for Mathew Rajan’s fantastic visuals of scenic Ootacamund and Indrajith’s melodious tunes, the film is a total washout.

Sourav, a good actor in his own right, has not been able to salvage the film which has the dullest narration in recent times.

The story revolves around a popular pop singer Shiva who meets with an accident and comes to Ooty to rest and recuperate. He accidentally meets a girl Megha who is a look-alike of his former lover Sneha.

Shiva lost Sneha in an accident. But he feels that she is still alive and tries to get closer to Megha who ignores all his attempts.

Later, Shiva is said to be suffering from a mental disorder and is living in a world of illusion. But here the director brings in the mercy killing element which deviates the line of the story.

The narration is so bad that the audience will feel bored within half an hour of the commencement of the film. The torture continues forever and it is a big relief as the curtains come down in the end.

Avoid “Nee Bandhu Ninthaaga”.

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