Film: Kaalaaya Tasmai Namaha (Kannada)
Director: Chandrasekhar Srivastav
Cast: Yogesh, Madhubala, Rangayana Raghu
Post Patre Loves Padma, director Chandrasekhar Srivastav returns to Kannada cinema with Kaalaaya Tasmai Namaha. And going by his second outing, looks like Chandrasekhar still has a long way to go before establishing himself a bankable director.
Kaalaaya Tasmai Namaha sees Yogesh playing the role of Ten, a slum dweller and the right hand man of underworld don, Anna (Rangayana Raghu). His life changes after he falls in love with Madhu (Madhubala), a high school student. Quite naturally Madhu’s parents object to their relationship and the couple decide to shift base to Bangalore. Here, Ten lands up rubbing the wrong side of a local goon and he decides to take revenge on him. Whether he can protect himself and Madhu makes for the rest of the story.
First thing first, it is not clear as to what the film intends to convey. What’s more unacceptable is the way in which violence has been glorified in this film. This apart scenes like the one where the hero is shown bribing the staff of a government hospital in a bid to seek shelter there, make the film even more ridiculous. While speaking of characters, those essayed by Snake Shyam and Chandrasekhar are not well justified at all. In fact Chandrashekar’s qawwali act is totally out of place. As for lead hero, Yogesh, he is better off staying away from these kind of films for there is hardly any scope for him to show off his acting talent. Dialogues also fail him. While heroine Madhubala looks charming, her acting skills call for immediate improvement. Rangayana Raghu and Ravi Kale however do justice to their characters.
Kaalaaya Tasmai Namaha is surely not a must watch film, especially if you are low on patience!