Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana is a riveting portrait of male bonding and an eloquent, violent plea against violence. The material isn’t new but writer-director and lead actor Raj B. Shetty reworks gangster movie tropes into a gripping, suspenseful saga of crime and punishment with mythical underpinnings. Here is Anupama Chopra’s review of the Kannada film.

Have you subscribed to Film Companion yet? Join us here –

The Film Companion is a web channel intended to promote Indian cinema through films review, interviews, discussions, video essays and analytical compilations. It is intended primarily for the purpose of encouraging informed discussions, criticism and review of cinema and towards such purpose the programs use short extracts of cinematograph films, sounds recording and photographic works. These clips and extracts are of a minimal nature and the use is not intended to interfere in any manner with their commercial exploitation of the complete work by the owners of the copyright. The use of works are in compliance with the fair dealing exception provided under Sec. 52 of the Copyright Act, and we assert our use of the works under the exception provided for criticism and review.

Subscribe now to our newsletter