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Review: Lifeu Ishtene! is refreshing

September 12, 2011 11:04 IST

A still from Lifeu Ishtene!Shruti Indira Lakshminarayana feels Lifeu Ishtene! is a film for the youth. Post YOUR reviews here!

Learn from your mistakes and move on. That's the message of Pawan Kumar's debut directorial Lifeu Ishtene!.

The appropriately named Vishal (Diganth), has a vishal' (large) heart or, as his friend in the film says, he has a heart akin to a public toilet! He falls easily in and out of love.

Then, Nandini (Sindhu Loknath) walks into his life and, as always, Vishal falls for her. He thinks she is the one for him, but only till the point where he has to choose between his music career and her. Will he move on to another beauty waiting round the corner?

Lifeu Ishtene! says that come what may,

life goes on. It's also about the tendency to fall in and out of relationships among the young. Director Pawan succeeds in catching the pulse of the younger generation through dialogues and comic situations. It is not surprising that the song Yarig Helona Namma Problemu is an instant hit.

Satish, Ashwat and Veena Sundar are entertaining enough. Debutante Samyukta Belavadi shows signs of improving in future and Sindhu does a fair job.

Lifeu Ishtene! will connect with college goers from the word go. Some situations in the film are not all that new, but the way Pawan has knitted them into the story and laid out the plot needs to be commended. He has done well to avoid any melodrama. Rich visuals, especially in the songs, make the film enjoyable. The second half feels a bit stretched and some smart editing here would have helped.

Rediff Rating:

Shruti Indira Lakshminarayana in Bangalore