Never help your girlfriend's friend!

Last Updated 27 September 2013, 17:34 IST

Kannada (U/A) ¬¬¬
Director: K Madesh
Cast: Darshan, Karthika, Milana, Sampath Kumar, Doddanna and others

Krishna, son of billionaire Dharmendra (Sharath Babu), is a decent guy who specialises in uniting lovers. His love is Madhu who is equally responsive to her friends’ distress. One such incident sees Krishna travelling with Bhoomi, Madhu’s friend, posing as the former’s boyfriend. Bhoomi’s fearsome father is determined to marry her off to her cousin (Ajay), while she wishes to pursue studies abroad. Her grandfather lies to his son about her boyfriend and the saga unfolds.

The story is the same. The villain too is the same. Even the sets are massive like the ones in the original. Darshan as Krishna, Milana as Madhu and Karthika as Bhoomi all fit into their slots, Milana more so. Sampath Kumar fills Prakash Rai’s boots while Saikumar does the same with Srihari’s. And so, K Madesh’s Brindaavana reveals itself in all its splendour.

The film’s mounted on a lavish scale and the sets are worth each paisa spent on them. There are plenty of predictable twists, deifying the hero making liberal use of one of his previous hits, heroines who are more than eye candies, an ensemble that has little to do but does things well, and Madesh’s Brindaavana hits the bull’s-eye.

Palaniraj’s superbly choreographed action sequences are a treat to watch, while also deserving the ‘A’ part of the certification. Harikrishna’s tunes have caught up with the audience and Ramesh Babu’s camerawork is slick.

Darshan has another winner on hands with Brindaavana.

(Published 27 September 2013, 17:34 IST)

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