The main characters of the hugely succesful and critically accalimed Thithi, Century Gowda (Singri Gowda) Gaddappa (Channegowda) and Kiran (Abhishek) and Thammana (Thammegowda) come together in their second outing in Tarle Village. The movie strings together a convincing narrative of villagers’ lives, troubles and solutions, and you can be sure that they are quite different from what urban lives experience.
While the storytelling is natural, the movie is a basic, skeletal reproduction of life in the village from the director KM Raghu. His intention seems to be to use the popularlity of the Thithi actors
The story and screenplay by Siddegowda GBS looks like an uncut version that resembles a play with a social message tucked in. The punch dialogues from these characters especially by Century Gowda and Gaddappa are what keeps the audience entertained.
Tarle Village captures the rural life in a capsule, but we cannot be sure how much of it is true to life. That said, the movie is enjoyable. The director has recreated a realistic, rundown village and peppered it with different incidents. It makes the film look natural but the narration lacks depth.
The movie talks of certain killings that happened in the village but the director does not think it necessary to explain what happened and what led to these deaths. He has failed to flesh out each character and make them stand out from each other. It feels like he has given them dialogues to catch the viewers’ attention.
The plus points of Tarle Village, which has Veer Samarath’s music, are the senior artistes Singri Gowda and Gadappa who keep the narration alive with their natural acting. The two are ably supported by Abhishek and Thammegowda with a host of other actors.
Walking through Tarle Village, we give it a thumbs up for its honesty. The film is offbeat and is for people who miss the rustic past.