After the movie Shri Harikathe, director Dayal Padmanabhan has made his comeback through the film Yogaraj... But, which is a satirical and surrealistic film. It is good entertainer with a message. It could have been even better watch if the director had done little more homework on the second half of the film.
Movie Yogaraj... But is a romantic comedy and Naveen Krishna's excellent performance is the major attraction of the film. Milind Dharmasena"s music, Gautam Srivatsa"s background score, Rakesh"s camera work and beautiful locations are the other highlights of the flick. The only drawback of the film is that the director goes on complicating things in second half, which may not clearly convey his intended massage.
Dayal Padmanabhan has chosen a wonderful story for Yogaraj... But and he has mixed it with comedy and philosophy, which definitely provoke the viewers to think about the ways of life. The director's narration of the story is simpler, but yet it is complicated in few places. The first half of the film is fully entertaining with lot of comedy and the second half deals with some serious issues along with the comic narration.
Yograj (Naveen Krishna) is a graduate in psychology, but he chooses astrology for livelihood. He meets an orphan girl named Sihi just before she is scheduled to go abroad for an administrative training programme. He falls in love with her and proposes her. He is killed in an accident when he is about to hear the news of her acceptance. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
Naveen Krishna is the showman of the film. He wins the heart of viewers with his voice modulations, expressions and effortless dialogue delivery. As Sihi, Neetu has done a fantastic job. Other actors like Sihi Kahi Chandru, Srinivasamurthy, Tarun Sudhir, Suchayeendra Prasad and Amrutha have also lived upto their roles.
In technical front, Milind Dharmasena composed songs are the major highlight. Gautam Srivatsa"s background score also makes a strong impact on the audience. Rakesh"s cinematography is good especially in song sequences. Overall, Yogaraj... But is a wonderful movie and one must encourage the efforts of Dayal Padmanabhan and Naveen Krishna by watching it.
Producer: Dayal Padmanabhan
Director: Dayal Padmanabhan
Cast: Naveen Krishna, Neethu, Sihikahi Chandru, Suchendra Prasad, Tarun Sudhir, Sihi Kahi Geetha, Amrutha, Srinivasamurthy
Music: Milind Dharmasena