Prithvi Konanur, known for serious social dramas, defies categorization. "Hadinelentu" explores a sex tape's impact on college students, transcending genres, blending a campus drama with mystery-thriller elements.
Konanur draws from Iranian cinema and Neo-realism, crafting engaging narratives without seeking praise or diluting delicate themes. His films, balancing form and content, navigate tough conversations, evident in "Hadinelentu."
The film introduces social disparities when a sex tape involving Brahmin boy Hari and SC girl Deepa surfaces. As the narrative unfolds, it delves into caste and gender-based discrimination, navigating the complexities of their identities.
"Hadinelentu" evolves into a suspense-laden human drama, focusing on characters and their layered personalities. Bold suspense elements coexist with moments of composure, highlighting the film's intricate storytelling.
Respecting each character, the film unveils well-defined personalities. Even supporting roles like the college sports coach and vice-principal contribute significantly, played adeptly by a talented cast.
Arjun Raja's cinematography and Shivkumar Swamy's editing stand out, contributing to the film's gripping narrative. Konanur's directorial style, subtly noticed, adds simplicity, making "Hadinelentu" a compelling statement on everyday reality.