Minus 3 plus 1 Review: Nothing saves this violent and ridiculous film
This is a mess of a film that has no reedeeming features
A jumbled storyline lacking performances sums up Minus 3 plus 1. Abhishek, son of Ambareesh, who had a prominent role in Thithi, plays a role that is both the hero and villain in Minus 3 plus 1, which also features Century Gowda in a cameo appearance.
Director: Ramesh Yadav
Cast: Abhishek, Sasya, Century Gowda, Ramakrishna
This Ramesh Yadav-directorial is the story of an obsessive lover Abhi (Abhishek), a house-help who is madly in love with his employer’s daughter, Sasya (Sasya), a school student. Abhi’s love turns violent when he decides to kill anybody eyeing Sasya. While he shies away from expressing his feelings towards her, he often fantasises about a life with her. When he finally musters the courage to reveal his true feelings, Abhi is in for a surprise. What follows is a violent and ridiculous turn with much bloodshed.
Not everybody can direct a film, and it is clear that direction is not Ramesh’s forte. The innocence we saw in Abhishek in Thithi fades away in this film. He shoulders the entire responsibility of the film. But, he doesn’t get anything right. In an urge to become a hero, he seems to have killed the actor in him.
Sasya, who makes her acting debut, barely has a role to play, besides running from one end to another. Ramakrishna and Padma Vasanthi, who play Sasya's parents, have blink-and-miss roles, which is the same fate for many other actors too. Century Gowda mouths some double-meaning dialogues, which do not go down well with the audience.
Having caught the early show, we wouldn’t suggest the audience test their patience. In fact, we’re still trying to find the connection between the title and story.