Captivating because of debutant director Roopa Iyer's style of narration and thought provoking for the obvious reason the HIV in innocent children dogging as the disturbing issue handled in this film 'Mukhaputa'. With culture and tradition well maintained in the film the village backdrop interspersed this film is touching because of the observations of Roopa Iyer. Doing a good research on the HIV in children Roopa Iyer has focused on some of the interesting questions that need to be answered by every discerning citizen.
Each one reach one is the theory of this socially relevant Kannada film. 'Mukhaputa' (The Cover Page) puts lot of questions to the people living in the society. The need for education on HIV AIDS, the regular school for such children and utmost important the awareness to the parents but not the least the 'Love' for such affected people is discussed in this film by danseuse Roopa Iyer playing the lead role.
A Ph.D student Gowri (Roopa Iyer) befriends Bhavathi (Baby Saniya) who comes to learn traditional dance. Gowri accustomed with the traditional living but up to date in her thoughts is startled when Bhavathi's parents commit suicide for contracting the HIV. Stranded child Bhavathi is given shelter in the house by Gowri and she gives all attention to the child. When Gowri knows that the child is also affected with HIV she is shattered.
With such a child Gowri takes a drastic step in her life to adopt the child. This is much against to the wishes of her fiancé and family members. The doctors also stays back in treating the child and school where Bhavathi is studying also cuts a sorry figure. Gowri gives 'Vedha' training to the child. The film ends on a happy note of a song.
This is a well measured role for danseuse Roopa Iyer. As a dancer and prolific thinker she gives lectures very often and thus the film becomes very preachy. Baby Sania Iyer has given a very good performance and the dubbing for this role is an asset.
S.Ramachandra gives a pleasant look to the eyes while Hamsalekha lends a few good tunes. The Shankaracharya Keerthana.....is the best of all.
With a touching subject Roopa Iyer in her first attempt has given an touching film.