A bit overdone
Film: Ahaa Nanna Madhuveyanthe (Kannada)
Director: Om Sai Prakash
Cast: Jaggesh, Charulatha, Doddanna (double role), Bank Janardhan, Mukhyamamthri Chandru, Bhavyasri Rai, Rekha Das, Sihikahi Chandru
A comedy, with Jaggesh indulging in his usual antics, with some improvisations in his dancing skills. Though director Om Sal Prakash carries the narration well in most part of the film, he loses control over the story in the climax, a far from convincing one.
The problem with this film is that it overdoes the funny bits, especially the scene where Jaggesh wears a burkha.
The story revolves around Raja (Jaggesh) and his grandfather (Doddanna). While Raja wants a love marriage, his grandfather wants him to have an arranged one. When all his attempts to convince his grandfather fails, he runs away from home and joins Sivarudrappa’s (Mukhyamanthri Chandru) house as a cook. Without knowing that Sivarudrappa is his uncle, he falls in bye with his daughter Rani (Charulatha). But things get complicated with the entry of Sadhukokila, who is identified as Raja by mistake. Meanwhile, Sivarudrappa arranges Rani’s marriage with Sadhukokila. While Raja and Rani are struggling to come out of this mess, a mentally retarded person (Doddanna) appears on the scene and further complicates things.
Jaggesh is in his element and Charulatha is charming, but Doddanna overacts. Cinematographer J G Krishna, Choreographer Prasad, music director V Manohar lift the film.
Y MAHESWARA REDDY