Bucckasuura Review: Okay for a one-time watch
A gritty tale of a man who goes on a hunt for money and later realises the value of life
If you let money get the better of you, you will end up being doomed. In Bucckasuura, director Navaneeth takes the Man vs Money theme, and gives us a suspense thriller sprinkled with horror. But, where it stumbles is in its frivolous execution.
Director: Navneeth Kumar
Cast: V Ravichandran, RJ Rohith, Kavya Gowda
Let’s get to the plot. Money comes easy for Arya (Rohith), a smart criminal lawyer. He catches the attention of businessman Chakravarthy (Ravichandran), who considers hiring Arya as his legal adviser. Towards this end, Chakravarthy puts him through multiple tasks which include falling from a high rise building. Arya’s dream of making big money becomes a reality when he is paid a royalty each time he completes a task. He and his live-in girlfriend (Amrutha) begin leading a luxurious lifestyle with cash registers ringing. But, testing times begin when Arya is asked to handle the case of Zakhir Khan (Makrand Deshpande), a criminal involved in the Church Street bomb blast. He finds himself in a catch-22 situation. He is ready to win the case for money, but has to sacrifice his girlfriend. How Arya comes out of the nightmare, and his connection with Chakravarthy is revealed at the climax of the film, which delivers a good message.
Bucckasuura is a conversation-based film, with minimal action, making it suitable for multiplex-going audiences. While the director should be lauded for his courage in taking a risk with such a subject, one wishes he'd given more thought to the execution.
Ravichandran is comfortable in his character, and Rohith comes across as a confident actor, given this is his first film. Kavya Gowda’s performance is short and sweet. Sadhu Kokila and Sihi Kahi Chandru bring in some comic relief although some of their scenes seem unnecessary.
The music and songs (by Avinash Sreeram) don’t impress much, and cinematographer Mohan has only done an okay job. The editing seems shoddy.
Overall, Bucckasuura's theme, stays in one’s mind even upon leaving the theatre, making it a one time watch.