Bhat has again proved his narrative skills and Ganesh rocks too.
The film gives viewers their money`s worth, with top-class technical contributions from some of South India`s best technicians like cinematographer Rathnavelu, editor Suresh Urs and art director Shashidhara Adapa.
Hari Krishna`s music is among the film`s main attractions. Minchaagi neenu baralu, rendered by Sonu Nigam, is already a hit among listeners.
The story revolves around three naïve and confused youngsters packing their bags and moving out of their city apartment into a remote, hill-tinged village.
The three guys, with different outlooks, encounter different experiences in the new environment, and Bhat ties them together into a treat for the audience.
There are scenes where Bhat does not seem to come out of the Mungaru Male hangover. But it is still a film that entertains without being formula-bound.
Ganesh, of course, walks away with the honours, but Diganth is a pleasant surprise.
Singer Rajesh Krishnan is in his elements in many sequences. Ananth Nag comes out with a commanding performance. Daisy Bopanna is cast in a different role and carries it off well.
While newcomer Bhavana Rao is spontaneous, Neetu fits her role.