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Mandya: Darshan carries it on his shoulders

R G Vijayasarathy in Bangalore | January 10, 2006 20:22 IST

Darshan is thestar of Kannada films.He is an actor whose films run consistently run, weak plots notwithstanding.
Unfortunately his charisma is not being put to proper use by the producers and directors.Mandya directed by Om Prakash Rao is no exception. The film's weak scriptfails to generate interest among the viewersbecause of a weak script.

Mandya isa district in Karnataka, known as thesugar bowl of the state. But the film lacks sweetness and is full of blood, violence andcheap sexshow bythe two leadactresses.

Mandyais a productofthe Om Prakash Rao factory thatremixes story ideas and powerful sequences from many non-Kannada films.Mandya reminds you of many sequences ofsuccessful Telugu films like Indra, Sambha and Channakeshava Reddy.

Some sequencesare directly lifted from Vijay starrer Tamil film Madura.Rao has always specialised in remixing sequences and presenting a collageas anew story compiledby the film'sproducer.

Darshan hails from a respected family of Mandya.Darshan's popularity irks anotherfamily and a friction ensues between the two.

The police chief of the district advises the warringleaders to go out of the district to the city for six months.Hence, Darshan
comes to Bangalore with his familyand is engaged in a business. Meanwhile he learns that poor people are being troubled by his opponents.He returns to Mandya to warn his opponents that he will not tolerate any injustice.He vanquishes the villains anddelivers a speech where he calls for peace in the district.

Darshan, as usual,looksgood on screen.His fight sequences are sureto bring cheer to his fans, but he ishandicapped by the weakness of the story.His lead actresses Rakshitha and Radhika have nothing much to doapart fromshowing their cleavage. Rakshitha looks fat in the song sequences.

Music director Guru Kiran has once again failed to delivergood music for the film. Fight composer Palani Raj hasdone a good job.

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