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Ayya Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Wednesday, June 15, 2005 • Kannada ]
Ayya Review
Darshan, Rakshitha
Om Prakash Rao

Director Om Prakash Rao, who tasted success with "Kalasipalya", his previous directorial venture with dashing action hero Darshan and glamorous Rakshitha, comes forward with the same formula in "Ayya". The only difference is that Darshan is a police officer, who fights anti-social elements and erring officers of his own department. Hitherto, Darshan had specialised in playing the roles of the underworld don and an ordinary citizen who takes on the evil system.

The story is about an assistant commissioner of police posted in Hubli to curb mafia activities in the city. He incurs the wrath of the dreaded family mafia of Dodda who ties to eliminate the troublesome officer. The oomph is provided by Rakshitha, who plays a college student madly in love with Darshan.

The major plus point of "Ayya" is Darshan's magnetic screen presence. His body language, dialogue delivery and his quick reflexes in the action sequences are a treat to watch. Though the film is handicapped by a weak script and lacks the necessary speed in the narration, Darshan carries it on his shoulders.

His punch lines are just repetitions of successful dialogues from Tamil films like "Arul", "Madure" and "Tiruppachchi", but fans still lap them up for the way the action hero delivers them.

Talented artists like Avinash and Shobharaj are wasted in the film with a large rogues' gallery.

Ravichandran has scored music for the film -- the first time he has composed music for a film which he neither directs nor stars in. Two songs, "Tabla, Tabla" and "Darshan, Rakshitha", have catchy tunes but have not been shot well. Anaji Nagaraj impresses with his camera work.

This is a predictable film for the masses, especially Darshan's fans.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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