Falls short of expectations

Falls short of expectations

A still from the movie ‘Kanteerava’.

“If you have a chance to save a hundred people by killing one, so be it.” This sets the tone for the movie, which underlines Kanteerava’s (Vijay) struggle to fight the baddies.

Kanteerava (Vijay), born an orphan, is adopted by a family of which he is the caretaker. He makes a trip from his hometown Mysore to Thiruvananthapuram to make peace with the estranged daughter of his foster father and persuade her to come back to the family. But after death strikes her, he makes it his life’s mission to uproot the rowdyism that prevails in Thiruvananthapuram.

Adding a tinge of variety to this action-oriented movie is the love triangle of Kanteerava, Indu (Shubha) and Kasturi (Rishika). In a terrible twist of fate, Indu goes insane and Kanteerava vows to take care of her. It turns out that Indu is the estranged grand-daughter of Kanteerava’s foster father.

Director Tushar Ranganath has done a good job with this movie, which does fall short of expectations the original ‘Simhadri’ had raised. Chakri as the music director has rendered catchy numbers.

Rishika as a newbie has done justice to her role. Vijay steals the thunder with his dialogue delivery and fights. For good dose of action, Kanteerava does strike a chord.  

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