A jolly wedding

A jolly wedding

A jolly wedding

Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole
Kannada (U)   ¬¬
Cast: Suraj, Amulya, Anant Nag, Achyut Kumar, Chikkanna
Director: Kaviraj

Lyricist Kaviraj makes his directorial debut with Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole, a romantic family melodrama. Though no great shakes, the film follows the formula to ensure that the audiences get their money’s worth.

Spotlighting on two neighbours — Krishne Gowda, a retired principal, and Chandrashekar Patil, an honest RTO, more a family than friendly neighbours — Maduveya weaves a tale around Kushi, the Bullet-riding daughter of Krishne Gowda, and Suraj, the cowardly son of Patil.

The two families take their friendship forward, sealing it with the vow of wedding of their wards. However, as pettiness and pride takes better of sense and sensitivity, you have the two families falling foul of each other. The impending wedding too takes a hit with the lovebirds caught in crossfire.

Maduveya saunters towards predictable denouement where the girl is now promised to another and her former beau comes to their wedding.

Anant Nag and Achyut Kumar play their part with expected ease, while Golden Queen Amulya, seen more often in a similar disposition as a bubbly gal, does justice as Kushi, the brat.

Debutant Suraj Gowda still has a long way to go though he makes an honest attempt.
The only downer is film’s music score and lyrics of Kaviraj. Still, Maduveya makes for a fine wedding if one has the time and inclination for some tomfoolery. Take the invitation.