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Uyyale a sincere attempt (Kannada Film Review)
By V.S. Rajapur
Film: "Uyyale"; Cast: Prabhu, Shilpa, Ramesh Bhat, Doddanna, Padmaja Rao, Roopika and others; Director: S. Dinesh; Camera: M.R. Seenu; Music: Riki; Rating: **1/2
"Uyyale" has fresh faces in lead roles and is a clean film without effects like item songs, cheap comedy and unnecessary fight sequences.
The plot revolves around a loving father who struggles to reform and educate his wayward son. Though the story lacks freshness, the film may appeal because of its realistic presentation. Despite the lack of technical finesse, "Uyyale" is watchable, unlike a series of films with fresh faces which hit the screens recently.
Chandrappa, a poor scrap dealer, wants his son Prabhu to be educated. But even as a young boy, Prabhu is in love with Divya, the daughter of a rich man in his village.
Divya is sent to a boarding school, but when she returns to the village, it has transformed completely and is part of the fast developing Bangalore suburbs.
But Chandrappa still lives in penury and Divya's father firmly opposes her marriage with Prabhu. What will happen to the two lovers form the rest of the story.
When well-written sequences are translated on screen, they should also have a visual back up to make an impact. "Uyyale" clearly lacks the visual support, though musically it has much to offer.
Newbie director S. Dinesh has made a sincere attempt to narrate a good story, but his team has let him down. The film, therefore, suffers as many good sequences fail to make an impact.
The major highlight of the film is veteran actor Ramesh Bhat, who has put his life and soul into his role. He is an absolute treat to watch.
Debutante Shilpa also makes an impact as the film's heroine. Doddanna shines in his brief role. However, Prabhu looks ill equipped to take the responsibility of the lead role.
Riki's music is another highlight of the film, but cinematographer M.R. Seenu seems to be constrained by lack of proper equipments.
"Uyyale" is a sincere attempt by director Dinesh, who shows promise. But the film belongs to Ramesh Bhat as much as to Dinesh.
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