Cast: Yogish, Radhika Pandit, Ramesh Bhat, Umasri, Mico Nagaraj and others
Music: Arjun Janya
Kannada movie Alemari hits the theaters and tells the saga of a wanderer dreaming about his love. The flick is told in flashback told by Mohan (Yogish) who is hit very badly by the underworld people. The film is an average saga which is not much appealing due to flaws in script and direction.
The story is not novel. The film industry has given the audiences this kind of story many a time previously to watch it on screen. And again, it is endowed them to view it on screen. Why the viewers have to waste money on the same stories? At least they deserve novelty in return of their hard earned money.
The script is good but has some flaws which make the product lackluster. The execution is just about okay. The director seems not to be a good storyteller. He does not have much potential to bind the viewers to the screens till the finale.
Alemari is about Mohan and Neeli (Radhika Pandit) who is the daughter of a music teacher Sridhar (Ramesh Bhatt). She belongs to a conservative family of Brahmin. When Neeli lets her father know about her love, he does not approve of it and tells her that he will die if she marries him. Neeli, due to his father’s importance, leaves Mohan’s love. By the time, Neeli’s father suffers heart attack, he lands into the need of Rs. 2 lakhs for the heart surgery. This time, he knows the values of his daughter’s love for Mohan and now agrees for daughter’s match with Mohan. Both Neeli and Mohan are to meet but here the tragedy strikes when an evil plan is designed by Mohan’s brother in law Chandra (Adhi Lokesh). Underworld hits Mohan very hard on the highway. Neeli waits Mohan but he doesn’t come so she eventually accepts the proposal of her father. What happens next is what is quite predictable.
The execution of the film is quite lackluster. There is no life in direction (by Santhu) that a viewer finds it interesting. The script is good but due to some flaws makes the movie’s graph downwards. The story and script and even lyrics are also penned by Santhu. The music is okay. The cinematography is jus passable. Editing is okay.
As far as the performances are concerned, Yogesh attracts with his part. Radhika Pandit allures with beauty and acting skills. Rest of the cast is just filler since they do not attract with their characters.
On the whole, Alemari is an average movie, which is viewable just for once. If you want to watch it again, you would not give it a second viewing.