Nothing but old wine in new bottle

For the last five decades, there has been no dearth of films indulging in bashing Pakistan or highlighting the importance of patriotism. It is unclear as to what made the producer-cum-hero Raj

Published: 21st January 2012 04:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:18 PM   |  A+A-

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For the last five decades, there has been no dearth of films indulging in bashing Pakistan or highlighting the importance of patriotism. It is unclear as to what made the producer-cum-hero Raja make this film with the title — Tsunami.

This film faced serious problems with Regional Censor Board and managed to get ‘A’ certificate from Appellate Tribunal. The film was released three years after its completion due to censor issues it faced.

It is quite unfortunate to see Raja stoic throughout the film. If the quality and theme of this film are anything to go by, it seems that Raja was in a hurry to burn his fingers by making a stale flick that helps none. Sonu, who played a role of teacher, has a long way to go before establishing herself as an artiste. She looked apathetic towards her role throughout the film.

The story revolves around the Rana couple adopting Munna, an orphan boy. Later, Munna (Raja) happens to antagonise a contractor. Munna plays a key role in bagging

a contract. The contractor takes revenge on Munna by killing his foster parents. The audience cannot expect Munna to be idle. Hence, he kills the contractor and his supporters. Soon, the Bombay High Court banishes Munna from Maharashtra for 15 years. Munna comes to Bangalore but the local hooligans trouble him. Meanwhile, Nisha (Sonu), a school teacher, instead of teaching students, tries to woo Munna. The more Nisha tries to get closer to him, the more he tries to keep her at an arm’s distance, for his own reasons. Will Nisha succeed in her one and only mission — to marry him? Watch the film on the silver screen.

It is not clear what made Raja decide to wear not one but four gold chains at a time apart from ear rings and two rings on his fingers. In another scene, he appears with silver chains and rings. The dressing style of the protagonist in the film has no

connection with the script. However, the talent of Rangayana Raghu is not utilised. Bullet Prakash tries his best to make the audience giggle for a while. Doddanna, Biradar and Dingry Nagaraj have also tried to keep the audience happy but in vain. The item number — Mutta Beda Nanna... Naa Muduki aagthini — is aimed at front-benchers. There is a scene where the hero tells a police officer, No don’t try to save me, I do not want to be a rowdy. I want to be born again in Karnataka if there is a rebirth in

store for me.

However, the audience came out of the theatre praying to God and requesting him not to give Raja one more chance to make a film.

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