Fails to set a benchmark in Kannada film industry

Published: 24th April 2012 10:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:30 PM   |  A+A-


A still from the movie 'Toofan'.

'Toofan' (Kannada)

Director:   Smile Seenu

Cast: Yashas, Nakshatra, Chandan

Toofan fails to set a benchmark in the Kannada film industry.

The film casting Yashas, Nakshatra and Chandan in the lead roles has failed to impress the audience by its predictable storyline.

The story revolves around a young and intelligent student from a lower middle- class family, Surya (Yashas), who falls in love with Raji (Nakshatra). Raji accidently meets Akash (Chandan). However, Raji’s parents want her to marry Akash, a software engineer.

Succumbing to parental pressure, Raji eventually accepts to marry Akash.

At the same time, she also promises to come back to Surya, after convincing her husband.

Clues have been scattered all over the storyline, thereby making the climax a highly predictable one.

Director Smile Seenu seemed to have overlooked certain legal procedures.

For instance, a friend cannot be taken into consideration while transplanting the heart of a brain dead person while his parents are alive.

The story lacks intense and powerful dialogues.

Two action sequences in the film are quite a drag.

Also, Surya’s mother’s acting was disappointing to say the least.

Cinematographer Ravi Suvarana, has failed to capture the emotions of the actors at all.

The director has yet again failed to cast the right actress.

Newbie Nakshatra does not have a glamorous look and has to work a lot on her acting skills.

Yashas, yet again has tried to prove his mettle and is successful to a certain extent.

Chandan, who is projected as a young and dejected lover has to work on his expressions and dialogue delivery.

Costume designer of the film needs a reality check.

Ramesh Bhat, Chitra Shenoy, Pramila Joshai, Suresh Mangalore and others have given their best in their supporting roles.

Elvin Joshua, as a music director has done a good job by giving some melodious tunes.

The comedy scenes which the director has tried to insert in the film have failed miserably and are not well-matched to the chosen theme.

Sadhu Kokila, has proved weak in evoking comedy.

The audience could not relate to his character with respect to both costumes and acting.

The film, as a whole is not based on a realistic note. Audience feels that the movie is a repetitive one, as the director has chosen the theme of a love story which has already been exploited extensively in the Kannada film industry.

The storyline of this film seems to be inspired by Savi Savi Nenapu which cast Prem and Mallika Kapoor in the lead.

Overall, the film fails to impress the audiences.


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