Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha Movie Review: A middling comedy of errors
A real-life incident has been fictionalised very well by writer-director Janardhan Chikkanna, who has co-written the story along with Harish
Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha, this week's Kannada release, is about ‘how to make a quick buck the smart way’. But will it prove to be an opportunity for the public to learn a quick lesson?
Anoop Ramaswamy’s film, which is based on a true event, throws light on how the lives of Vedanth aka Vedu (Rishi) and Janavi (Dhanya Balakrishna), both MBA students, change after a crucial event. A short trip taken by Vedanth to celebrate his girlfriend’s birthday takes an unexpected turn when Janavi learns that she has lost the gold chain gifted by her mother (Shalini). Janavi, who is well aware of her mother’s pushy nature, seeks Vedanth’s help to get a similar chain, only to learn that it will cost over Rs 69,000. What Vedanth does to buy a new chain forms the rest of the story.
The first half deals with how Vedanth tries to make some quick money, and the kind of risks he takes for his girlfriend. The justification for the title comes in the last 40 minutes, where Vedanth handles a situation in a smart way, which eventually gets him some cash. Whether he uses the amount for the intended purpose, and how he wins Janavi’s heart make for some interesting moments.
Director: Anoop Ramaswamy
Cast: Rishi, Dhanya Balakrishna, Dattanna
A real-life incident has been fictionalised very well by writer-director Janardhan Chikkanna, who has co-written the story along with Harish. However, the final cut does not do justice to the work done on the writing-table. Despite the presence of fine actors, who bring in the right emotional and humorous touches, something seems amiss.
Some of the twists work, but the betting and the chasing episodes are stretched out too long and test the viewers’ patience. The audience almost loses interest by the time they get to the actual conflict.
Rishi, in his third outing, gives a genuine performance. The film also gives him a chance to display his dancing skills to the tune of Midhun Munkandan's music. Cinematographer Vignesh Kumar captures the middle-class backdrop just right.
Dhanya gets a pivotal role which actually takes the film forward. Shalini, who plays Janavi’s mother; Mithra who plays the auto driver; Rangayana Raghu, who portrays the financier; and Siddu Mulimani, who plays Rishi’s friend, are all mostly convincing.
To sum up, Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha is well crafted and hits the right chords. It's up to the audience now to seize this ‘golden opportunity’.