Love story ‘Ee Sambhashane’ treads the beaten path (Kannada Film Review)

February 21st, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Film: “Ee Sambhashane”; Director: Rajashekhar; Cast: Sandesh, Haripriya, Ramakrishna, Sumalatha Ambareesh and Sharan; Music: V. Manohar; Rating: **
“Ee Sambhashane” has a contemporary theme and revolves around two software professionals who fall in love. Debutant director Rajashekhar tries to weave in details about the lives of software professionals in Bangalore in the first half, but this aspect is diluted as the story progresses.

What we get to see is beaten track narration and repetition of sequences seen very often in Kannada films. Rajashekhar falls into a trap and just follows the set pattern to dish out another average fare.

A predictable story and predictable narration in “Ee Sambhashane” makes this film an ordinary fare. Many questions remain unanswered as the film is crowded with many characters who enter and exit without any particular reason.

There is no consistency in narration and even the climax is confusing. The film drags on after a few sequences. The so-called comedy scenes featuring Sharan and Bullet Prakash are quite irritating and lack freshness.

Despite getting support from a pleasing musical score by V. Manohar and good camera work by Chandrashekhar, director Rajashekhar fails to deliver because of his own uninspiring script.

The story revolves around Raja who meets Ramya in a temple and falls for her. The two later work for the same software company. Raja woos Ramya, who refuses all his overtures.

Ramya is traumatised by her sister’s death because of a dejected love affair, but she changes her stance after Raja meets with an accident.

But suddenly Ramya disappears and goes to Madikeri. Raja traces her only to find out that she is struck by a fatal disease.

Haripriya shines among all the actors. She shows a lot of confidence while portraying Ramya’s role. Newcomer Sandesh has tried to do his best. Sharan doesn’t get to du much as the hero’s friend. Veterans Sumalatha Ambareesh and Ramakrishna don’t dissapoint in their roles.

“Ee Sambhashane” could have been a good watch but for the weak script. But Haripriya’s acting, Manohar’s music and Chandrashekhar’s captivating camera work may appeal to audiences in this otherwise ordinary fare.

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