ಉಳಿದವರು ಕಂಡಂತೆ – As seen by. . . . .   2 comments

Self-portraiture is something one should never get involved in, since it is wrong to lie even though one endeavours to tell the truth.” – Ingmar Bergman

Gulzar Khan of ತನಿಕೆ   fame was so enthusiastic, passionate filmmaker that he loved thinking about himself, talking about himself, looking at himself and being producer-leadactor-singer-lyricist-music-director-screenwriter-editor-diloguewriter-choregrahper his contribution to ತನಿಕೆ was immense. :D Likewise, Rakshit Shetty (Simple Star) too is heading in the same direction. However, the only etched difference: Rakshit’s ಮಲ್ಲ ಮಂಡೆ’s bombarded with sensible perceptions and ideas which is extremely comforting. Eg: an excerpt from his UK blog

“Looking at an old pic I clicked on my phone during the shoot of Simple aagond Love Story, a thought passed by. A realization it seems. Not that I was not aware of it before. It was always there inside me, but this sudden moist eyes and goosebumps just got me confirmed that I must be valuing this thought a lot… ‘Realize the passion, come full circle, be a child once again and then looking for the ideal world of Cinema, be a CINEMA”

Be a cinema!! Hmm sounds a bit tad opulent, nevertheless it’s an honest perspective. So, why make a comparison with Gulzar Khan? It’s outrageous isn’t it! Well, the answer to that is overindulgence, self-pamper and Self-portraiture which I find that in abundance. Connected with just four movies, Ulidavaru Kandanthe(as seen by the rest) is Rakshit Shetty’s directorial debut. The product is an amalgamation of concepts derived from his favorite filmmakers (Guy Ritchie, Martin Scorsese, Tarantino, Nolan, Darren Aronofsky, Anurag Kashyap, Upendra, and Shankaranna)

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Honestly I just loathe the idea of integrating, constructing a movie based on preconceived notions, on the movies that one grows up with or admires incessantly. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy (Bergman). The artist is so much consumed that he ventures out in every possible directions, examining, meddling the decision-making ability of associated peers.

Well, Ulidavaru Kandanthe original soundtrack too, runs in parallel with the same accord. Composed by B. Ajaneesh Loknath the album comprises of 12 tracks! A brief review

Gatiya Ilidu of Vijay Prakash, Lyrics: Rakshit Shetty
Kicks off with tulu lyrics which is immediately translated to kannada, archetypal oh-i-am-in-love expressions which is harmoniously sung by Vijay Prakash.

Kakig Banna Kaanta of Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics: Rakshit Shetty
How will a Crow view through the paint? An introspective study… Jeeezzz! Shreya does a marvelous job in expressing the same.

Paper Paper Medicine Paper of B.R Hruishikesh, Aditya Sunil Dutt, Mallesh Hoogar , Puttaraj Hoogar ,Gagan G Gaonkar, Lyrics : Rakshit Shetty
The whole accordion seems to be derived from Sneha Khanwalkar’s “Chhi Chha Ledar”!

Kanna Muchhe of Shankar Mahadevan , Vani Harikrishna , Lyrics : Suni
The whole accordion seems to be derived from Rahman’s “Luka Chuppi”!!and Mr. Shetty says “there is not even a single phrase of composition which is similar” WTF! Dude you’ve just bluntly incorporated the god-damn theme!

Knock Knock of Bobby C.R, Lyrics: Manojava Galgali, Vigneshwara Vishwa
The whole accordion seems to be derived from Kill bill’s “Bang Bang”!! The music piece starts off with contemplative kannada lyrics and all of a sudden its “Knock knock”, its sounds so friggin’ pseudo!!

Male Maretu of Vijay Prakash Lyrics: Vigneshwara Vishwa
Can’t seem to notice any derivation for this pathos number, which is remarkably sung by Mr. Prakash, lyrics too has a deep essence eg: ಎಳೆ ಬಿಸಿಲ ನೆನಪಾಗಿ ಅತ್ತಂತೆ ಇಳಿ ಸಂಜೆಯ ಹೂವು..

Themes:
The Final Showdown, Richie’s Theme, Hulivesha, Theme of Ulidavaru Kandante
These four tracks are the best of the lot that UK dispense.

Hulivesha beats – pays tribute to Tarantino, Mughle-e-zam, Ravichandran-Ranadheera, Shankarnag-Santoshakke, Hamsalekha-Olage seridare gundu, just terrific!!
The Final Showdown – follows footsteps of Hulivesha, nevertheless it is engaging, intriguing.
Richie’s Theme – A theme dedicated to bad ass Richie a.k.a Antonio Montana (Al Pacino – Tony Montana), a bit of sergio leone in the intro, which has ಎಂತ ಸಾವ! and  ಎಂತದ  ಬೋಳಿಮಕ್ಕಳ ನಗ್ತಾ ಇದಿರ , ಶೂಟ್ ಮಾಡ್ಬೇಕ ?  interludes. Terrific again!
Theme of Ulidavaru Kandante – A fitting theme dedicated to Malpe, a small fishing town on the Arabian Coast. Located 6 kms to the west of the temple town, Udupi. UK has three stories which are interdependent, as much as its diverse protagonist’s,  Malpe too delineates as a principal character in the movie.

Ulidavaru Kandanthe (Title Track) of Ajaneesh lokanath , Rakshit Shetty, Lyrics : Yogaraj Bhat
ಕಾಗೆ ಪಿಯಾ, ಗುಬ್ಬಿ ಪಿಯಾ. ಸತ್ಯ ಸುಳ್ಳು…  ರೈಯ್ಯ ರೈಯ್ಯ… !! ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಡು ಸುಬ್ಬಣ್ಣ ಕಾಲ್ ಕೇಜಿ ಮೆಂಥ್ಯ!!  Hahahahahhaha typical of Yograj Bhatt. But, I must say this one’s too much to bear!!

Ulidavaru Kandanthe (Promotional Song) of Rakshit Shetty, Lyrics : Suni
I was wondering why they didn’t brag about the movie title just like they did for SOLS, one gets exhausted listening to –anthe suffixes which just randomly branches out to assert, justify title’s embodiment. However, just loved the tune. (01:19- 01:30)

Generally, UK music has got good reviews, I just cannot comprehend how or why Milliblog rated it 200/200, probably I don’t see what everyone recognize , that’s because we are wired differently and have different fondness, appetence. That being said, UK isn’t bad either it has terrific themes and i am really in awe with those.

My Picks:
Hulivesha beats, Male Maretu

References:
Ulidavaru Kandande – Official Site
Gandhadagudi Forums
Ulidavaru Kandanthe – wikipedia

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2 responses to “ಉಳಿದವರು ಕಂಡಂತೆ – As seen by. . . . .

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  1. balanced review ಬರ್ದಿದೀರಾ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ … ಈ ಅಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಸಿನೆಮಾದಿಂದ ನಮ್ಮ ಗಾಂಧೀನಗರಕ್ಕೆ ಏನಾದರೂ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸವಾಗತ್ತಾ ನೋಡೋಣ …

  2. ಏನು ಕೂಡ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸ ಆಗಿಲ್ಲ, ಪಿಕ್ಚರ್ ನೋಡಿ ಮಂಡೆ ಬಿಸಿಯಾಯ್ತು , ನೀವು ನೋಡಲಿಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗ್ಬೇಡಿ …

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