God, Please Help Yourself
Director: Gadda Viji
Cast: Yograj Bhat, Sonu Gowda, Shruthi Hariharan, Chetan Chandra
Bringing harsh reality to screen can be a tough task and such realities are rarely entertaining especially among today’s audience. With Dyavre (God),debutant director, Gadda Viji has experimented thoroughly, something that not many first time filmmakers would dare. Dyavre underlines hard-hitting dialogues and sounds of smacking fists and thudding bullets.
The film pits upon the young and old breed of criminals in jail whose different stories are narrated by the soft-spoken jailer, Bhimsena (Yograj Bhat), who is more happy to see the prisoners at peace.
A young TV journalist, played by Sonu Gowda, gets an opportunity to meet the inmates and get an insight of each one’s life and how they turn criminals.
In a turn of events, heavy rains brings down the jail house and many escape. The jailer begins a hunt to bring them back to jail and manages to convince 19 of them but is not able to rescue many others as they are killed in various encounters.
Who is behind these, why the prisoners are killed and how Bhimsena, the jailer himself lands up in jail is the crux of the story. With elements of ruthlessness, robbery, murder, bribery, extortion, political disorder and general mayhem, the director does not follow the Sandalwood genre expectations, instead stamps the film with an experimental style of filmmaking as he focusses on too many issues.
Dyavre brings in a spate of other actors like Neenasam Satish, Chetan Chandra, Shruthi Hariharan, Sonu Gowda, Sathya and many others. However some characters get wasted with too many stories in the proceedings. Ultimately it becomes hypnotic and frustrating.
Yograj Bhat is a person of many talents but he is too soft as a jailer. Veer Samarth has scored some different kind of music though such films do not require continuous score.
The Verdict: Dyavre (God), who are the audience for this film? Only time and people can tell us.