Except for the title, Veera Pullikeshi, is pure trash filled with trashy performances. No excuse can be made for director Ma Ba alias Manjuanth Babu for his amateurish direction of a subject that is supposed to be based on a real life cop. Perhaps Veera Pullikeshi is not a good launch pad for Bharat Sarja, who made an entry into films from the Sarja family.
The film is about Pullikeshi (Bharat Sarja) who shifts base from Mysore to Mandya and makes every effort to become a cop under the guidance of a senior police officer Subhash (Thriller Manju). Pullikeshi is on deputation to Bangalore to curb down corruption, which is widespread. He meets Shiva alias Tiger (Ravi Shankar) who comes from a mafia background. He is hell bent on fulfilling his father’s wish of building a pub in front of Santosh theatre in Majestic. Tiger tries to get all possible help from government officials to seal the deal. Unfortunately, he is not able to crack it because of Pullikeshi. How the baddie meets a gory end is the crux of the story.
Despite a busy plot, the director seems to be more interested in characters than in the story. The plentiful violence is more unpleasant than frightening, several potent scenes lose their resonance and leave the viewers with an abrupt finale.
The film leads to confusion as to who is the hero and the villain. Ravi Shankar has more screen space than the hero, which is an overkill. Rekha who plays the love interest to the hero has no role to play.
It is a shame that none of the elements ever come together, so this film winds up being a atmospheric mess. Verdict: Skip it.
Film: Veera Pullikeshi (Kannada)
Director: Manjunath Babu
Cast: Bharat Sarja, Rekha