Lambodara Review: A good one-liner turned into a boring film
This Krishnaraj-directorial will just be added to the list of films where Yogi fails to impress the audience
Actor Loose Maada Yogi aka Yogesh is returning to silver screen after a brief hiatus and his fans were hopeful that their hero would deliver what was expected from him — a full-fledged entertaining film — as the actor’s performance in Siddlingu is still fresh in the minds of the audience. Unfortunately, his latest outing Lambodara will just be added to the long list of films where he fails to impress the audience. Changing his name to Yogi Pholgun has not brought the actor any luck.
Cast: Yogi Phalgun, Akanksha, Achyuth Kumar
Director: K Krishnaraj
Lambodara (Yogesh) is a middle-class boy from Basavanagudi, a jobless youth. While his peers all have good jobs and are responsible, Lambodara’s sole aim in life is to find a girl for himself. Most girls reject him, but Lambodara, with his never-give-up attitude and two friends who have been with him since his school days — Dubsmash Danny and Kedarnath (Siddu Molimani and Dharmanna) — tries incessantly to woo girls in colleges, in his neighborhood, and everywhere possible. His life takes a dramatic turn when he accidentally meets Nithya (Akanksha) who runs an NGO. Though Nithya doesn’t fall for him initially, Lambodara goes out of his way to impress her. Finally, she gives in and accepts his proposal after seeing him do several good deeds.
However, while Nithya is looking forward to spending the rest of her life with him, Lambodara only wants to get intimate with her. He tries to create various situations to at least get a hug from her, but fails. The reason behind Lambodara’s mindset, we are told is something that happened in his childhood. In his school days, his teacher skips a chapter on reproduction, and the kids, becoming curious about the topic, end up watching pornography and reading books about sex.
An unexpected twist in Lambodara’s life comes when his family faces a major crisis with his father, played by Achyuth Kumar, making him realise the importance of taking up responsibility. Meanwhile, Nithya also gets to know about Lambodara’s real intentions, and all his tactics backfire on him. How Lambodara takes a drastic step to change his life and makes an attempt to convince Nithya forms the rest of the story.
Debutant K Krishnaraj seems to have a good one-liner, but he has failed to tell an engaging story on screen. The film has many comic sequences; thanks to the two sidekicks — Siddu Molimani and Dharmanna. And despite being filled with double entendre dialogues, it does evoke a few chuckles.
Yogi's acting is very casual and doesn’t leave any impact on the audience. Emotional scenes too don’t stand out. Though he looks and performs better as a school student, he is unable to bring the required charm to the romantic drama.
Akanksha does not have much to do except appearing when needed. Achyuth Kumar and Aruna Balaraj have essayed their roles well. But this alone cannot save Lambodara, which turns out to be a very underwhelming film.