Apr 01, 2023
Apr 01, 2023
Sometimes, we strike on some movie just to while away the time but ultimately get interested in it because of the players, story, ambiance and narration.
I do not know Kannada, but I ventured on a movie titled ‘Katheyondu Shurvagide’ in Prime Video as the synopsis suggested that it seemed to be a new gen movie. Written and directed by Senna Hegde, it is, indeed, a love story supposedly happening in 3 days time; yes, it is again a boy meets a girl but the boy, Tarun, not a teenager, is in a state of bankruptcy as his resort business is nose diving. A honeymoon couple is expected for that forlorn resort but to Tarun’s surprise a young lady only arrives. The answer to his question on her husband shocks him. There is a happily married for 30 long years couple one of whom is expecting a terminal ailment is Tarun’s well wishers and local friends. A stupid car driver in the resort tries desperately to woo the receptionist working with him who is all set to marry a man working in Dubai.
What life has for them in store in these three days; something favorable, bad, surprising or nothing?
The narration unfolds linearly as a flashback without much confusion. Mother Nature with breathtaking landscapes plays a major part in this movie. There are lot of dialogues on ‘love’ and ‘lost love,’ ‘love forever’ and the vagaries of ‘life’. I am intentionally included a few stills which may induce to watch the movie even if you aren’t a Kannada film aficionado.
The lead pair Diganth Manchale and Pooja Devariya looks young and pleasing. The supporting artists also fit their roles well. There is a twist in the tale towards the end.
Not an outstanding love story; yet, a heartwarming one, even appealing to an oldie like me.
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