Cast: Manoranjan Ravichandran, Mishti Chakraborty, Kannika, Saikumar, Sithara, Avinash, Sadhu Kokila, Tarak Ponnappa, Prakash Belawadi.
Director: Nanda Kishore
Music: V. Harikrishna
Producer: Rockline Venkatesh
It is a re-make of successful Tamil film Velai Illa Pattadhari (VIP) in which Dhanush played the lead role while R. Velraju handled the megaphone. The Kannada version (Brihaspathi) is expected to be a good one for Manoranjan to establish himself as a star in Sandalwood since Dhanush earned name and fame for his sterling performance in Tamil version but director played the spoilsport. If some of the sequences and dialogues are any indication, it may not be an exaggeration to say Manoranjan will repent for agreeing to act in this film. Manoranjan’s father Ravichandran will also think twice before allowing his son to act in films in future.
It is about Sudhir (Manoranjan) who struggles to get a job after completing civil engineering. The more Sudhir tries the more it eludes him. His father Chandra (Saikumar) wants him to try for a job instead of wandering on the roads but his mother Janaki (Sithara) supports him. He happens to meet his immediate neighbor Divya (Mishti Chakraborty) in a peculiar situation. Both fall in love.
Sudhir’s mother suffers cardiac arrest while he was with Divya. Father blames him for the death. Meanwhile, Krishnakumar (Avinash), a builder comes his house to express his gratitude. The reason: late Janaki’s organs saved his daughter’s life. Krishnakumar gives him a job and assigns a slum development project to him. Vikram (Tarak Ponnappa) of Khubera Developers wanted to create hurdles for Sudhir.
Will Sudhir succeeds in completing the project and what happens to Vikram is the climax.
As far as performance of the artistes is concerned, Manoranjan has to go a long way. It is very difficult to cope with his performance in the pre-interval session. He looks stoic in a few scenes. He should realise that mouthing a few titles of his father’s films will not help to keep the audience remain in their seats while watching his films.
Saikumar and Sithara have provided good support. Sadhu Kokila’s comedy is ok. Prakash Belawadi has nothing to do in this film except mouthing a few Kanglish dialogues. V Harikrishna’s music passes muster.
It is worth watch if you have no other option to spend your valuable time and hard-earned money.