Krishna Tulasi Review: A heartwarming tale of love
Debutant director Sukhesh Nayak brings to life a simple love story between two visually impaired people, very ably played by Sanchari Vijay and Meghashree
Kannada cinema is seeing the emergence of a bunch of new filmmakers, who creativity bring to life simple, heart warming tales that connect with the audience. Krishna Tulasi is one such film. Debutant director Sukhesh Nayak should be commended for his style of storytelling that brings to life a modest love story with equal measures of joy and pain.
Cast: Sanchari Vijay, Meghashree, Tabla Nani, Kuri Pratap
Director: Sukesh Nayak
The story is of Krishna (Sanchari Vijay), a visually challenged individual working in Mysuru museum. He regularly travels in a bus, where he happens to meet Tulasi (Meghashree) who works with the Railways, and who is also blind. Initially, both find their company interesting and their meetings develop into a closer bonding, though they do not express their feelings. Unaware of their disability, both let their friendship blossom, until Krishna gets to know about Tulasi’s visual impairment. The decision taken by Krishna, and its after-affects on Tulasi forms the rest of the story.
Sukhesh’s talent lies in managing to grasp attention of the audience and making their hearts melt, but without overtly demanding sympathy for his characters. The first timer has kept the story simple with a neat cast. Except for one twist, the director has taken an uncomplicated path, allowing the lead characters to evolve. And the outcome, though predictable, is a delight.
This is one of the best performances of the talented Sanchari Vijay. He comfortably gets into the character of a blind man in love, and delivers a powerful performance. Equally worthy of a mention is the performance of the debutante, Meghashree, who fits her part well.
The supporting cast, too, including many visually impaired persons, excel in their roles. They balance the film without overshadowing the two lead actors.
Music director Kiran Ravindranath has given some exceptional songs and a good background score, while cinematographer Navin Akshi lights up the screen with some brilliant captures.
They say love is blind, but Krishna Tulasi is indeed a celebration of love right from the heart and in its truest form.