Orange Review: A tasty affair
The film is filled with romance, comedy and is sprinkled with some action to give it a mass appeal
As Orange rolls out, there are scenes that give us deja-vu. But what counts is the entertainment factor. This is where the Prashant Raj-directorial scores. With Ganesh in the lead, this romcom is a fun ride right from the word go. And adding more to the laugh riot is Sadhu Kokila, as the hero’s sidekick.
Cast: Ganesh, Priya Anand, Sadhu Kokila
Director: Prashant Raj
The film, which is about a case of mistaken identity, comes with a simple plot. Radha (Priya Anand) is in love with Prashanth (Harish), but is not accepted by his family. In a huff, she leaves the house. Meanwhile, Santhosh (Ganesh) lands up in Radha’s mansion. Her father Hulliraya (Avinash) assumes that Santhosh is his daughter’s lover, and not wanting to hurt her feelings, he gives Santhosh a warm welcome. Soon, he becomes the family’s favourite.
Meantime, Radha manages to convince her boyfriend to come and meet her parents. Obviously, she is surprised to see Santhosh at her house. The roller coaster begins when Radha requests Santhosh to help her convince her parents about Prashanth. The twist in the tale comes about when the family gets to know the real identity of Santhosh, a habitual thief. At that point, the reason for Santhosh landing up at Radha’s place comes out. If he still be able to convince the family and Radha, and whether the latter’s wish of getting married to Prashanth will be fulfilled, form the rest of the story.
With the overarching theme of entertainment, Prashanth—to a large extent—has made no mistake. The director could have made the screenplay a bit more crisp, but that’s excusable. He has understood Ganesh’s strengths and has allowed him to be himself. Also, his casting for the entire film is bang on. Ganesh enhances the flavour of the film with a great team of support actors, including Sadhu Kokila, Ravi Shankar Gowda, Girish. And they enhance Ganesh’s character and give the film some extremely funny moments. Sadhu Kokila’s character of an undertaker requires a special mention. The comic timing of the two is simply excellent. Priya, who plays the love interest comes across as a simple and pleasant personality, who also brings in the glam quotient.
S Thaman’s peppy music comes as a breeze and is apt to the film’s theme. The same is true of Santhosh Rai Pathaje's cinematography, which gives a candy floss look to the romantic drama.
Orange is filled with romance and comedy, and is sprinkled with some action to give it a mass appeal. Watch it for the entertainment factor; you will surely leave with a smile.
PS. You won’t want to miss some Mungaru Male glimpses in this film.