Film: Mylari (Kannada)
Director: R Chandru
Cast: Shivarajkumar, Sadaa and Sanjjanaa
There are times when people want to go to a theatre and watch films about common men, their aspirations, trials and tribulations. Mylari is one such. It doesn’t boast of any overtly glamorous lifestyles. Nor is it aping the Gen Next Bollywood flicks. This one is rustic, filled with emotions, just like vintage Shivarajkumar flicks.
The film is about Mylari, who is born into a lower middle class rural household. Like all parents, Mylari’s father wants him to study well and become a police officer. But, the boy’s a poet at heart and has his own goals, be it falling in love with his village zamindar’s daughter or wanting to become a famed literary person in Bangalore.
The film has the family sentiments, a large dose of the underworld and some peppy songs, which are the usual ingredients of a Shivarajkumar starrer. The actor has done a good job. Sadaa has a limited role, but impresses as the coy village belle. Sanjjanaa, who comes in the second half, is quite peppy and upbeat. This one is particularly for the family audiences. Not so much the multiplex crowd puller, albeit its slick presentation.