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Kshana Kshana has some great moments
R G Vijayasarathy | June 04, 2007 14:50 IST
Sunil Kumar Desai, the maker of hits like Nishkarsha, Nammoora Mandaara Hoove and Beladingala Baale is back with his latest Kannada offering, Kshana Kshana.
Stylishly presented and technically brilliant, Desai ensured that the film did not suffer from vulgarity or excessive violence. However, what the film suffers from is a weak script.
Kshana Kshana revolves around the mystery surrounding an actress called Maya who is being stalked. Engaging a bodyguard does not help her and the threat increases with each passing day. As for the bodyguard, he has his own mission -- to probe the mysterious death of his brother.
Thrown in the mix is a police officer who is trying to unravel the mystery behind the death of a doctor. When Maya is kidnapped, the police officer starts investigating that too, leaving the audience nonplussed with all the mysterious deaths and kidnappings!
Dr Vishnuvardhan appears only towards the end of the first half. Kishor and Dileep have delivered strong performances. Dileep is sure to go places with this film. Audithya has improved a lot as an actor while Ashuthosh Rana's role is highly dramatised. Among the heroines, Prema does a very difficult, yet different role quite well. Kiran Rathod [Images] and Sree Devika add glamour.
The background score is one of the best heard in recent times though the same cannot be said of Patnayak's musical composition. Desai's fast paced editing also helps the film but not in the climax.
Prabhakar's camera work is top class.
Desai once again proves he is the master of suspense in Kannada films.
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