Some films seem to walk the talk when they are screened and one such film is Geetha Bangle Store. This is a rustic tale and an unusual tragic drama about two families living in different localities of a village. Veerabhadra alias Veeru (Pramod Panju) is a college student who is a responsible youth and takes care of the family. On the other side of the locality, lives Geetha (Nikeesha Patel) whose mother (played by Bhavya) makes her livelihood by selling bangles on the street. Both happen to study at the same college and Veerabhadra is attracted to Geetha. However, an incident in the village keeps Veeru away from expressing his love for Geetha. Incidentally, the government decides to widen the road and ask the vendors to vacate the place. That’s when Veeru’s finances Geetha’s mother to set up a Bangle store.
The twist comes when Veeru’s father gets aware of Veeru’s financial help to Geetha’s mother and he objects. What is the fate of Geetha Bangle Store is the plot.
Manju Mitra’s assured direction charges the film with a certain character and gives it a credibility factor. The film addresses questions of love and loss very well.
Special mention must be made about the villain’s role played by director B M Giriraj. The final face-off stunts are impressive.
The narrative about two characters who fall in and out of love until a tragedy brings them together shows that the director is in complete control of his material which is well-structured and accessible.
The film is filled with clever twists and allows the actors to exploit the histrionic potential of their characterisations.
Small-screen actor Pramod Panju who enters tinsel town with Geetha Bangle Store seethes with good energy. He seems to acquit himself well in all aspects of acting.
Newbie Nikeesha Patel has given her best and cuts a pretty picture.
The duo’s love story is well supported by Pramod, Sushmitha, Ninasam Ashwath, Mandya Ramesh, Vinaya Prasad, Bhavya, Veena Sundar, Achyuth Kumar, Different Danny, Mata Guruprasad, Nallur Prasad, B M Giriraj, V Manohar.
The film which is 162 minutes long comes with a lot of scope for romance, suspense and action which translates successfully on to screen.
The film’s lush background captured by cinematographer Cinetech Soori makes the film visually charming and lends poignancy to the ill-fated love story.
V Manohar’s music is melodious. The result is a Kannada film which is a fragrant with native innocence.