`Janumadha Gelathi` doesn`t live up to expectations (IANS Film Review)
"Janumadha Gelathi" is one of
the weakest films by director Dinesh Baboo, who is known for making attractive
For all those who love Dinesh Baboo`s brand of films, this new offering from the
dependable director comes as a shocker. It looks like a cheap gangster film made
by an amateur director and not by someone who has given movies like "Amrutha
Varshini" and "Suprabhatha".
"Janumadha Gelathi" proceeds at a slow pace right from the start and
the narration is far from logical. Dinesh Baboo, who usually focuses on even
small details, fails to create a credible script this time.
Dinesh Baboo is credited with writing the story and screenplay of the film,
which has been heavily inspired by director Balu Mahendra`s Malayalam film
"Yatra" starring Mammootty and Shobhana. The film`s beginning where a
journalist interviews a dreaded killer reminds one of Kamal Haasan`s "Virumandi".
The second half is not only illogical, but is full of violence. The sentimental
sequences involving the mother and her son fail to make any impact.
Srinagara Kitty plays a newly appointed forest ranger Gowri Shankar, who fall in
love with a girl (Pooja Gandhi) he meets in the forest range. He is just about
to marry her when the situation takes a negative turn and Shankar is forced to
take shelter with the underworld. He is hounded the police as well another
"Janumadha Gelathi" finally ends on a positive note as seen in "Yatra".
Srinagara Kitty makes a good impression with his lively acting. Pooja Gandhi
delivers a convincing performance in her role, but she could have looked much
better. Veteran artists Jayanthi, Avinash, Suresh Mangalore and Harish Rai have
limited scope in the film to perform.
On the whole, it is an unexpected below par film from Dinesh Baboo.