Bullet consumes love and life

Bullet consumes love and life

Bullet consumes love and life

Kannada (U)   ¬¬
Director: Shekar
Cast: Digant, Bhama, Harish Raj, Suchendra Prasad  

A techie in competition with his rival for a project that brings him name, fame and other things is frustrated with his parents’ attempt to get him hitched.

Friends suggest the website route and sure enough, his profile matches with
that of a girl and they begin calling up before she invites him to come meet her in Punjab.

His project is also greenlighted and he is asked to fly to the US. Techie plans to meet her family and friends on his way abroad and things fall in place. Or do they?

Controversy dogged Burfee ever since the film was announced with the title sounding similar to the Ranbir Kapoor starrer. The unit denied it had anything to do with the Hindi film. They are right.

This one is way different from that one and actually suffers from overcautiousness and a careless attitude. After mentioning that Bhama’s father is an IPS officer several times, suddenly he is referred to as an IAS officer by Diganth who is imparting information about his love’s family to his parents. Not excusable at all.

The narrative too doesn’t pick up and soon all interest is lost in the story. At the same time, all the claims made before the film’s release remain just that, disappointing the audience some more.

Samyukta Hornaad’s character doesn’t create enough tension at all while Harish Raj and Kuri Prathap are reduced to caricatures. Dileep Raj’s enthusiastic turn as the Punjabi damaad of Suchendra Prasad (a Kannadiga cop, who’s incidentally called Rajnath Singh!!), is irritating to say the least, given his talent.

Several loose ends are left for the viewer to pick up, like how can a top cop on the terrorists’ hit list allow his future son-in-law to travel in the night with just a police driver?

Even the pug’s death looks hurried. The saving grace of Burfee is Arjun Janya who’s given three melodies each better than the other.

Gundlupete Suresh’s camera fails to capture the splendour of the Wagah border but makes up for it with the Golden Temple. Madhu’s dialogues are apt. Yet, Burfee turns out to be one bland affair.