Bak Bak Overdose!! – Simple aagond love story   Leave a comment

ಕುಶಾಲ್: ಈ ಮಳೆಗಾಲದಲ್ಲೂ ಗಿಡಗಳಿಗೆ ನೀವ್ ನೀರ್ ಹಾಕ್ತಿರ …
ಕುಶಿ:ಯಾಕೆ, ಮಕ್ಕಳಾದ್ಮೇಲೆ ಮಾಡೋಲ್ವ… (pause) ಸಂಸಾರನಾ  :D

Well, in the movie such conversations are repeatedly modeled out of persistent vivacity which progressively dampens the spatial patterns of romantic relationships between individuals, thus negates its applied implications. It’s like a drug overdose; it feels exciting at the beginning but one gets worn out due its sheer pace and quantity.

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The promos did generate a lot of interest, and due to that the director of Simple aagond love story, Suni raised the bar on the commercial effects to be integrated into the movie, acquired the TV rights and simultaneously increased the budget, also conveyed that “The story is told from three different points of view. It also takes place in three different seasons. It is a feel good film. I was inspired to write this story after watching a play in which Ravana comes in the form of a beggar to lure Sita. Eighty percent of the film focuses only on two characters and what happens in a day“. Inspired by a play in which Ravana manifests as beggar to lure Sita ?!?!?!? HTF |?| I am still scratching my head..

The movie begins with dismal shot of a building which is bombarded with sunshine-laden downpour!! It is the office of Radio City 91.1fm (incidentally, the radio partner of the movie) and RJ Rachna (Rachna) sets up a lectured conference with her brother Khushal – ad filmmaker (Rakshit Shetty) who happens to be in Coorg to fix his own preconceived alliance with Dr Ithihasini. Equipped with a DSLR he carries an any empty 200-250 ltr backpack :P , he is somewhere near Palibetta and fixates his gaze on some random female who also appears to be immersed in photography!!!! Aaaw…..chooo chweet!! Consequently, he publishes his hourly report back to his RJ sister who promptly airs it on the radio. Aw… So endearing!! Later, he reaches his destination and finds out that the random female is none other than Dr. Ithihasini herself and there’s nobody home plus it’s raining… what a coincidence!! Perfect recipe for romance… Aw… so charming!! :D

They both invest their energies in some really fine conversations, beatifically introducing themselves with exquisite expressions which are just brilliant; these are one of the very few moments of the movie which simply sparkle. Eg: Woodcutter ad :D ;) Furthermore, they also discuss about their troubled, failed love chronicles. One of the surprising elements is that they bridge, muse over their respective ex’s through own persona, I mean this is fundamentally wrong unless you are already under an impression that you are undeniably content with the other. In this case, you can even predict that they’re gonna end up getting married to each other!

Unwanted, unwarranted cameo from Srinagara Kitti which painstakingly exemplifies ಕಣ್ಣಿರಿನ ಸಂವೇದನೆ, ಸಂಭಾವನೆ, Commendable VFX for Nigam’s ಬಾನಲಿ ಬದಲಾಗೋ where Mirinda cans, Cigarette buds take to the air. Post interval, things being to get grubby; Kushal talks about his college and Kushi reveals her impeccable skills of Mushroom cultivation and the faithful sister keeps updating the same on the radio. Now, Khushal loves Khushi and is awaiting for her response, Nothing really happens, the movie trudges slowly, dusk falls and our hero prepares Aaloo parotha , ironically our heroine dozes off into a dreamy world of ಕರಗಿದ ಬಾನಿನಲ್ಲಿ to which the choreography (the essence is completely ruined) is just pathetic!! Fortunately, Khushi decides to wake up the audience from slumber by declaring that she is suffering from a rare disease!

ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಪ್ರೇಮ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ್ ಬದನೆಕಾಯಿ ಅಂದವರು ಲವ್ ಮ್ಯಾರೇಜ್ ಆದ್ರು…
ಪ್ರೇಮಲೋಕ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿದ ದೇವರೇ ಅರೆಂಜ್ ಮ್ಯಾರೇಜ್ ಆದ್ರು….
ಲವ್ವೂ, ಲೈಫು ಹಿಂಗೇ ಅಂತ ಹೇಳೋಕ್ಕೆ ಆಗಲ್ಲ… ನಿಮ್ ಆಲೋಚನೆಗೊಂದು ಉ ಟರ್ನ್ ಕೊಡಿ…

Swetha SrivastavaThe u-turn climax was really interesting and it made me to sit again ;) in so doing provided a different perspective which minimized its triviality. Although the concept seems to be inspired from 50 first dates, it is integrated with great care so that one does not accuse of plagiarism. (As Khushal aptly puts it (youtube assignment) use the word ‘inspired from’ instead of ‘copied from’)

Well, I must admit that the name of movie title is misleading, the love story isn’t that Simple as it claims to be. Editing, camerawork and songs are decent enough but Suni’s filled it overdose of perky dialogues, all the characters seem to have a heightened consciousness and he has not spared anyone , even the guy attending nature call or the god-damn professor’s speech are highly accentuated. However, newbie’s Rakshit and Swetha performances are amazing. Although Rakshit’s still attached to his Mangalorean/Udupi accent, he should be complimented for his ever evolving efforts towards greater perfection. Swetha’s simply marvelous; she does a beautiful job of expressing solicitous emotions; switching back and forth through the physical and delusional.

The debutant director Suni looks sharp and promising and his aim was to establish himself as a director in the industry, well I heartily congratulate him for constructing a movie devoid of any mundanity that which the commercial Kannada cinema normally possess. Plus a high five for delivering a neat movie from an unexpected ensemble cast that never fails to impress.

References:
http://vijaykarnataka.indiatimes.com/moviereview/18867400.cms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUEew5uy_X4

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