`Heegu Unte` fails on all counts (IANS Film Review)
Madan Patel is a multifaceted personality who started his
career as an orchestra singer and then switched to films as an actor and
producer. But the films he has directed have failed to have any impact on the
box office. Patel, however, doesn`t seem to have learnt any lessons from his
failures and continues to make films that don`t have a good script.
"Heegu Unte" is an addition to many of his non-descript films that
vanished from theatres within a few days of their release. Though Patel had said
that the movie was based on the life of garment workers, the film fails to stir
the conscience of viewers mainly because of a weak and uninspiring narration.
"Heegu Unte" starts and ends in the same graph and the so-called
dramatic twists in the film look meaningless on screen. Patel tells the story of
four working women who are sexually exploited by their male colleagues and
Instead of providing an authentic narration of the lives of these women, the
director has resorted to cheap gimmicks and has failed to show the emotional
turmoil the quartet go through.
Patel himself plays Annaiah, whose property is usurped by people with vested
interests. He wants to start a garment factory and provide financial security
and dignity to the factory workers.
Annaiah also takes on the responsibility of advising the four women working in
the garment factory. The film, however, ends on a tragic note with Annaiah being
framed for a murder.
Patel has taken on many responsibilities in this film besides acting. And he
does not shine even in one department.
"Heegu Unte" is a film that should be avoided at any cost.