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Mooka Hakki: A 'mute' film with little life- Cinema express

Mooka Hakki: A film with little life

Despite dealing with an interesting subject, this film makes little impact and can safely be ignored

Published: 15th December 2017

An art film is always a welcome change, but Mooka Hakki deals with an interesting subject that could have been handled better. The film tells a story of a group of nomadic siblings who are trying to make ends meet.

Cast: Sampath Kumar, Pooja Kaveri, Anil Kumar
Director: Manjunath

The elder brother is played by Sampath Kumar who takes the responsibility of his sister, Gowri (Pooja Kaveri), who cannot speak, their little brother (Duggaya) and their two oxen.

As destitute folk artistes, their daily survival is a struggle. At the same time, Gowri also has to deal with constant sexual abuse. She meets Sathish Kumar, also a nomad, and they develop feelings for each other. However, the two do not get an opportunity to express their love.

Just when she and her family try to bring their lives back to normalcy, one of their oxen (their major source of income) gets ill.

Sampath Kumar takes it to a veterinary hospital, but he never returns. Pooja takes charge of looking after the younger brother, who is keen on going to school. After a lot of sacrifice, Pooja gets her brother admission into a school. When she gets to meet Sathish again during this phase of her life, it brings back memories and the film reaches its climax.

The film leaves little impact. While individually, the actors they have justified they characters, even they cannot save the film. Pooja, who featured in Thithi, and Sampath Kumar should choose their roles better. With the late Anil Kumar appearing as a villain, the only saving grace of this film is some soulful songs scored by Manikanth Kadri.

Otherwise, Mooka Hakki is a film that can be ignored.

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