'Dayavittu Gaminisi' review: Sincere attempt at a new kind of storytelling

Rohit Padaki has always been a great fan of cinema, and he worked as a writer, lyricist and even an actor.

Published: 20th October 2017 10:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2017 11:14 AM   |  A+A-

Rohit Padaki’s format is less familiar and watching this film will be an encouragement for the attempt.

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Rohit Padaki has always been a great fan of cinema, and he worked as a writer, lyricist and even an actor. But he always wanted to be a director and he has done that with occasional projects, and the latest is Dayavittu Gaminisi.

The film has generated a certain amount of curiosity for its format; there are four short episodes in the film and all are connected. Earlier, Tarun Sudhir had made a similar attempt with Chowka.

The story begins with Sathyanarayana (Rajesh Nataranga) an eligible bachelor who is caught in a ‘whirlpool’ of matrimony, and he gets a proposal from Ramamurthy (Prakash Belavadi) who is desperate to get his daughter Bhoomika married.

Second is ‘Existence’, which explores the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’. Proxy (Vasista Simha) comes from a regular family, but fate has a different path hacked out for him. He is a small-time pickpocket who also earns money  by serving jail term in place of convicted criminals.

He is head-over-heels in love with Bhagyalakshmi (Sangeetha Bhat) residing in the neighbourhood; will his love be reciprocated and will that cause him to change his life?

The third interesting episode based on ‘Illussion’ a travelogue, who becomes a nomad (Avinash Shatamarshana)  known by different names. In an interview to a journalist (Sukrutha Wagle), he explains his reason behind travelling to various pilgrims where he explores religious understandings.
Fourth and the best from the movie is ‘Decision’, which cuts close to reality. Raghu (Raghu Mukherjee) is seen trying to manage troubles at work and in his marriage. Will he survive both or finds a path? There is a surprise ending, set in a train.

Dayavittu Gaminisi is refreshing movie, which takes an honest look at life. Raghu has pulled together many storylines that is imitates regular life. He commands the show with plentiful dialgoues delivered by good actors. While, the first step towards a good movie is selecting good actors, and each of the artistes does justice to their roles. The film leaves room for debate and discussion; the audience will leave the theatre like they were spoilt for choices. Of course, there are errors in the filmmaking but that can be pardoned, since it is from a first-time director.

Every actor has tried to outperforms others; especially Rajesh Nataranga, Vaisishta Simha, Avinash and Raghu Mukherji. But the highlight of the movie is Prakash Belawadi, who has an excellent role and steals the show.

The best of heroines - Sangeetha Bhat, Bhavana, Samyuktha Hornad and  Shalini -- are apt for the story. The other win for the movie is Anoop Seelin’s music. While he has  tailormade background score for each story, the songs itself makes for a beautiful episode. Aravind Kashyap must have faced a challenge in picturising four stories differently.Rohit Padaki’s format is less familiar and watching this film will be an encouragement for the attempt.


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