Bazaar Review: Made for the masses
Director Suni seems to have wanted to explore a new section of audience, and it looks like he has successfully achieved just that
Going by director Suni’s previous films -- Simple Agi Ondh Love Story, Operation Alamelamma or Chamak -- it is clear that he has always used romance and punch dialogues in his films to connect with the audience. With Bazaar, he has broken conventions in his attempt to make a mass film and carve a new identity for himself. Newcomer Dhanveerah, who makes his debut in the film, lets weapons to do most of the talking in this commercial subject.
Cast: Dhanveerah, Aditi Prabhudeva
Kalki (Dhanveerah), a young orphan is introduced to the machete very early on. He becomes the favourite of Yajamana (Sharath Lohitashwa), a leader, who is into pigeon racing. And this is how Kalki is introduced to the world of racing. In parallel is a love track, which is rather unlike a regular love story. In this case, Kalki loves the feeling of breakups. He falls for Parijatha (Aditi Prabhudeva), who tends to listen to her mind, rather than her heart. Kalki celebrates every time Parijatha rejects his proposal. However, he ends up falling in love, but doesn’t express it. Meanwhile, Parijatha’s father finds a match for his daughter, and she agrees to marry the boy of her father’s choice. Why Parijatha makes this choice is the other side of Bazaar.
On the pigeon racing front, Kalki finds a similarity between Parijatha and Pari, his favourite pigeon. To Yajamana, Kalki is more like a son since he doesn’t have kids. However, he keeps coming in the way of Kalki getting into pigeon racing. Despite opposition, Kalki makes a bet, gets Pari racing and even wins. Will both Pari and Parijatha prove to be a boon or bane to Kalki? This is the climax of the film, which has a heady mix of violence and emotional outbursts.
Director Suni has done a fair job of putting out a commercial script and launching a new actor. The subject of his film makes for a decent one-time watch. However, one wishes he hadn't made a hotchpotch of it with too many elements like love, relationships, revenge drama, and so on. Less machetes and more pigeon racing would also have helped. Except for a conversation in butler English between the hero and heroine, there is absolutely no fun factor in the film. And this, inspite of the presence of Sadhu Kokila!
Newcomer Dhanveerah has a long way to go if he wants to make a career in films. Aditi, however, does justice to her role as Pari.
With Bazaar, Suni seems to have wanted to explore a new section of audience, and it looks like he has successfully achieved just that.