`Haage Summane` - a feel-good love story (IANS Film Review)
Preetham Gubbi, who had scripted the 2006 Kannada blockbuster
Mungaru Male, debuts as a director with Haage Summane
and there were huge expectations from this film. A majority of technicians who
had worked for Mungaru Male came together for this love story and
the excellent teamwork sure seems to have paid off.
Despite many weak points in his script, Gubbi has managed to infuse some energy
into the film with his narration. And as a writer, he impresses with his
Mano Murthy makes a brilliant comeback in Haage Summane with
wonderful compositions like Maayavaagide Manasu, Naanenu
Nambodhilla and Odi Bandhenu - all written by master lyricist
Cameraman Krishna captures the beauty of many outdoor locations in Karnataka
that have been ignored by many filmmakers, who now prefer going abroad or to
other states to shoot the songs. The colours and background fit in perfectly
with the mood of each sequence and the costume designer too has done a good job
in selecting the right wardrobe for the lead artists.
Haage Summane, however, has its flaws. The film drags at times,
specially in the second half, but comes alive during song sequences. There are
also some clichéd dialogues that could have been avoided.
The story revolves around young and spoilt Preetham who meets Khushi, a trained
musician. The hero chances upon Khushi`s diary that she had apparently forgotten
After reading the diary, Preetham starts loving Khushi. He tries to impress her,
but the woman later reveals that the diary has not been written by her. But his
love for her is so deep that Preetham decides to pursue his attempts to get
close to her. In the end, he finally get his dream girl.
Debutants Kiran and Suhasi have done well in their respective roles. Both look
ravishing on screen. Chandrashekhar, Yamuna and Sharath Babu do justice to their
Haage Summane is an enjoyable fare with good music, pleasing
cinematography and deft handling of an uncomplicated love story.