A slow thriller

A slow thriller

A slow thriller

Madamakki
Kannada (U/A) Cast: Tanush, Nikitha Narayan, Saikumar, Tara, Deepika Kamaiah  Director: Vinay Pritham

Mumbai’s underworld and mafioso, a school of encounter specialists, form the canvas of Madamakki, director Vinay Pritham’s delectable debut.

The script, providing a nuanced narrative, sees Pritham make an honest attempt to capture the hallmark of noir genre.

Vinay does succeed in his inspirational flick, but not without avoidable flaws.
Despite a compact 109 mins, the film’s languid pace turns a patience-teaser.
Ignore this, as also an overt attempt to make the most of dialogues by Saikumar, Madamakki is worth a watch.

Being rooted in soil, with Udupi Kannada spoken, Madamakki should find empathy with viewers.

As for Pritham’s tale, it revolves around Shivashankar, a trigger-happy ATS officer, who fells Mumbai’s mafia dons by the dozen. When Sultan is decimated, Sadhu, along with buddies — Salim, Soorie, and Keshu — hit the road, with Shivashankar and team of Mallik, Shinde and Bihari in hot pursuit.

Sadhu, who left home after infamous incident, wants to make up with mama Ratnamma before the foursome can escape the clutches of Shivashankar and his gun men. Providing romantic relief is Anjali who accosts the four, sticking like fevicol, after a save-damsel-in-distress act by Sadhu.

Besides Shivashankar, Nikitha Narayan as the chirpy Anjali is an enjoyable presence. J Anoop Seelin’s ensemble score is pleasurable to ears, especially the item song choreographed on Deepika Kamaiah.

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