Rating : 4/5
Title – Ayogya, Producer – TR Chandrasekhar, Direction – S Mahesh Kumar, Music – Arjun Janya, Cinematography – Pritam Tagginamane, Cast – Ninasam Satish, Rachita Raom, Ravishanker, Shivaraj KR Pete, Giri, Tabala Nani, Aruna Balaraj, Sunder Raj, Sadhu Kokila, Kuri Pratap and others.
In his debut with a popular revenge saga in mind director S Mahesh Kumar is over intelligent and he has fed entertainment in excess. No doubt that he is intelligent. He knows the ingredients of masses and for the B and C class of audience this is ‘Mysuru Pak’ – the famous mouth watering sweet popular of the city of producer TR Chandrasekhar.
The 153 minutes ‘Ayogya’ is no doubt a ‘Yogya’ film to watch. On several fronts this film is rich in winning the hearts of audience. Sentiment, revenge, betrayal, comedy, action mood, friendship, the usage of latest technology also has come as a good help for this village backdrop film ‘Ayogya’.
This Ayogya is Siddu Gowda (Ninasam Satish). His company is Giri and Shivraj KR Pete sidekicks. Siddu when he was young his mother was kicked by Bachche Gowda for asking ‘Shauchalaya’ for the village. That is the wrong time beginning for Bachche Gowda (Ravishanker). He loses his watch very precious of his family while slashing Siddu mother Aruna Balaraj.
At this young age of a boy the vigor build up very strongly because his mother has asked what is wanted for the entire village. At this point of time the young boy makes a declaration that he will be ‘Grampanchayat member’ one day.
As the story and narration picks up in the second half this vagabond Siddu Gowda is also in love with Nandini (Rachita Ram) daughter of a marriage broker played by Sunder Raj.
The toughness for Siddu is not to keep up his love. He faces some confusion in his love journey but he makes it a point to file the nomination for Gram Panchayat election before 5 pm. The missing of his papers further boils up the situation. He files the papers at five minutes before at the office and his next target is to tarnish the image of Bachche Gowda. The fake ride on Bachche Gowda house and the trick he uses in the ballot papers earns him a good margin of vote and he shows the watch to Bachche Gowda that he picked when he slashed his mother in front of public.
The strong story line and narration in the masal style is the hallmark of this film. Ninasam Satish and Rachita Ram have done extremely good performance. The song for the two Enammi Enammi…is very sweet. Ninasam Satish wins with his dialogues and action.
Rachita Ram as usual is a treat to watch although her strength of the role is not big. Aruna Balaraj as mother is very fine. Ravishanker with hard hitting dialogue ‘Nan Bachche Gowda Nan Munde ella Bachcha’ steals the heart.
Tabala Nani, Giri, Shivraj KR Pete gets good relief required for the film. Sadhu Kokila and Kuri Pratap have nothing much to add to the film.
Arjun Janya is terrific in two songs in this film. The capturing of the village backdrop for the film by cameraman Pritam is commendable.
The dialogue written by Sharat Chakravarthy wins applauds. The ablution scene of Ravishanker is although bit extreme gets the booing moment in the theatre.
‘Ayogya’ with lot of talk for its title in the beginning of the film is a loaded commercial to watch. None of the Gram Panchayat member is belittled in this film.