Subha J Rao
The fights are too many, the massy moments pile on without respite, the twists are innumerable to keep track of, and more importantly, there’s not enough heft in the reason for the conflict in the first place.
The film is ripe with some one-liners that work — and are an indication for fanboys to hoot: “I’ve scared more people with my kann (eyes) than my gun” and “They call me OG” are examples.
To Reduce The Kannada Star whose eyes and body language usually spew fire, to a role where the rest of the world is singing his praises and speaking of his bravado (but we can’t understand why he is Doddavaru)
cinematographer Mahendra Simha’s frames are interesting, and composer Arjun Janya amps up the background score, but this is no taut thriller, despite the runtime not being too flabby.
One wonders how fair is it for Chengappa to indulge in police excess (starving the prisoners and beating them) to get them to give him what he wants.