Two classmates who are good friends fall in love, unknown to their parents. The girl’s marriage is fixed with a cousin and her best friend is asked to convince her to agree to the proposal.
‘Samagama’ has a worn out theme, with all the attendant attributes - college comedy, realisation of love, build up of tension, suffering etc... Nothing new, except that ‘Samagama’ keeps everything short and sweet.
Andani Gowda’s dialogues click, the narration never slackens, except in a couple of comedy scenes. Suresh Babu’s camerawork is excellent. The song placement doesn’t hinder the flow and the director extracts a near-natural performance from his cast.
Of the three newcomers, Vidya scores with confidence. Vishranth is earnest no doubt but is unable to convey his emotions. Susheel hardly has anything to do. Television actors Manjunath Hegde, Aruna Balraj, Vijayalakshmi and Shivaji Rao Jadhav provide a fresh set of options for supporting roles.
Ramakrishna sleep walks through his role. ‘Samagama’ is another film that raises hopes of a better year for the industry. A good time to pay a visit to the nearest theatre.