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Circus Review

Written by: By: Shekhar H Hooli
Published: Friday, January 16, 2009, 11:11 [IST]

After a long fight with director S Mahendar, producer-cum-director Dayal Padmanabh is out with Kannada movie Circus. The director has really stressed hard himself in weaving the story of the movie Circus. Golden star Ganesh's movie runs like a railway compartment and reaches the happy end. The movie is a pure entertainer. It will fulfill the dreams of the director, who is expecting Rs 7 crores.

Dayal's story, dialogues and the direction and Ganesh's performance will really rock the audiences. The movie could have been failed if Ganesh had not given his usual performance. The director has got good grip on the story, which runs like a train facing bridges and tunnels here and there. He has got strong hold on the story, which looks like compartments. And the music of the movie has filled the fuel to the train to run faster. Shekhar Chandru's camera has done a magic in the movie.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Life is like a train and if train misses the track, then it is sure to fall in ditch. Ganesh and his other three friends play a prank, which challenges all the lives of the passengers in the train. How they manage to save all the lives is the whole gist of the movie.

Like the railway station, the movie is also filled with many people. Sometimes Dayal fails to take the advantage of all these characters and he pulls the chain of the train here and there. Ganesh and his three friends, terrorist who are trying to explode the train, the heroine, who does not understand the hero, Sadhu Kokila and Avinash all look like passenger in the raiway station. Dayal has created Ganesh's character like a train engine, which drags all along with it.

Ganesh has got a different look in this movie. He does not have too much of artificial things as it used to be in his movies. Shekhar Chandru's camera, which seems another proof to this, has caught the changing feelings on his face properly. Though Dayal himself has written the dialogues of the movie, Yogaraj Bhat's way is clearly visible here and there.

Actress Archana Gupta, who does not know Kannada, has failed to lure the Kannada Audiences. She is merely a doll, who does not even understand what the other characters around her are speaking. Even the director has failed to use the actress in a proper way.

There is no liveliness in the music of the movie. Songs like 'Akashakke Yeni', 'Baro Geleya', 'Pisugudade' will not touch the hearts of the audiences. A song from Dr. Raj starrer movie Amar Gite, 'Jeeva Huvagide' has been remixed in the movie. Even this song has also failed to impress the audiences. 'Jinke Mari' fame Emile's music runs monotonously through the movie.

Director Dayal would have been more successful, if he had given a touch of real life to the movie. Instead he has followed the success formula, which has turned the movie a pure entertainer. One can watch once and enjoy it.

Thanks to S Mahendar.

Topics: shekhar h hooli, circus, archana gupta, s mahendar, ganesh
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