Eddelu Manjunatha : Satire Comedy

Cast: Jaggesh, Yagna Shetty, Tabala Naani, V. Manohar, Shyam Prasad, A.S. Murthy
Story-Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: Guru Prasad
Producer: Sanath Kumar; Music: Anoop Sileen; Camera: Ashok Raman
My Rating: ****

Watched "Eddelu Manjunatha" on Saturday. Its so different from any regular Kannada movies (or Indian movies). Its a satire(double meaning) comedy which makes you laugh and think at the same time. Its good to see Jaggesh in restrained acting. Yagna looks beautiful. I was expecting a lot from Guruprasad after his first movie Matha, which was a dark comedy. He lived up to it.

The movie starts with Manjunatha sharing the same room with blind director Nani. To pass the time, Manjunatha (actually its his full time job) starts conversation with Nani about his own life. The whole movie is about lazy Manjunatha. In between you can see them conversing about politics, film industry, sex, marriage, life etc. Conversations make most of the Movie and that is where Guru is successful. He can make you laugh, think and wonder.

There are two songs in the movie. The title song eddelu manjunatha is corny. The second song by sung by M.D.Pallavi "Prapachanve Devaru Madiro Baaru….." is good. I also liked the actress who has played bar singers role for this song. Do any one of you know her name? (update: its Veena Bhat.)

Go watch it.

Note: There are moments (double meaning) where you might feel uncomfortable if your parents are around. Other than that film is mostly clean and watchable with family.

7 Responses

  1. Ravi says:

    Yeah Thej, EM is a hilarious – double meaning comedy… Loved it…

    the actress who has played bar singers role – I am also wondering who’s she? Searched in many sites but no clue :( Do let me know if you get to know her name…

  2. Vinay says:

    Very entertaining movie. Loved it. The dialogues referring to politics, film industry & others were awesome. Music too is good, especially the ‘Prapanchave’ song is classy.
    Though not explicitly, movie had a message and was little preachy. But they missed giving it a proper ending.

  3. Thejesh GN says:

    @Vinay : Yeah. The climax was kind of abrupt and was forced.

  4. Supriya says:

    Long since I have read a good review about a Kannada film. The kind of movies I went to in the recent past (in all languages), have made me phobic to movies. Maybe we would get a change of flow with this movie. Let me watch it.

  5. review nodid mele film nodona ankotha idini :)

  6. Shiva swasya says:

    Prapanchave devaru …the actress name is veena bhat