Tiger: Strikes a mass appeal
Pradeep shines in this entertaining family drama from Nanda Kishore and Tarun Sudhir
When an actor is trying to get a footing in the film industry, and gets associated with a successful director, he forgets his acting methods of the past; he digs deeper to find better modes of expression and transforms into the character itself to give a magical performance that's sure to garner applause. With Nanda Kishore's mass entertainer, Tiger, Pradeep is definitely one such actor who shows dramatic improvement in his character portrayal.
The commercial family drama has a simple storyline about father and son bonding. Ashok Nayak (Pradeep) wants to become a police officer, which is outrightly rejected by his father, Tiger Shivaram Nayak (Shivaram). Whether Ashok will go against the wishes of his father and become a police officer or if the latter will allow his wish to get fulfilled is told through the plot in an appealing format.
The story, which is adequately sprinkled with comedy, action and family sentiments, does make for a entertaining package, and brothers Nanda Kishore and Tarun Sudhir have provided just the right film for Pradeep to make a striking comeback.
There are flaws of course, but given the mass appeal that the story holds, they can be overlooked. The writer has tried a new concept of love, deviating from the boy meets girl routine. Even the pre-climax is unique with some counter dialogues to keep it engaging.
Cast: Pradeep, Nyra Banerjee, Shivaram
Director: Nanda Kishore
Pradeep shines throughout and carries the film on his shoulders with good support from senior actor Shivaram. The plus point of this action film is the high-powered situational dialogues. Comedy by Chikkanna is definitely a breather, and so are the blink-and-miss roles by Sadhu Kokila and Rangayana Raghu. Ravi Shankar brings a certain freshness with his presence even though it is the umpteenth time he has portrayed such a character. Nyra Banerjee does not just up the glam quotient, but her character forms the central point of the story. The film also sees cameo appearances by Om Puri and Sonia Aggarwal.
Arjun Janya’s tunes match the commercial element and so does the cinematography by Sudhakar Raj. Go for Tiger, if you are one of those who enjoy mass entertainers.