This Kannada film with the name of Tamil super star Rajanikanth as - Rajani-Kantha is well below average. The only new thing in the career of Dhuniya Vijay is the dubbing he has done to his harelip role. The dialogues not very clear to the ears and brings some sympathy. The role of Kantha is nothing new and over all film is a futile attempt.
The ill fated mother (Rekha) brings up Rajani, harelip deformity son and Kantha (both Dhuniya Vijay) working as school teacher. It is the mother sacrifice for Rajani that perturb Kantha in the family from young age. Kantha goes out of the way and he even falls in to the wrong company. Rajani is a class student and deforming not affect his progress in life.
It is such a coincidence that Rajani and Kantha both fall in love with Priya (Aindrita Ray). The fact is Priya loves only Kantha. Now in the second half it is Kantha sacrificing his lover for Rajani. As the reels pass and Kantha in wrong company plus Rajani further education leads to some other development.
Kantha working on a payment for don (Jasper) brother of Priya turns cruel in evacuating a land where the hapless mother and deformity (behaves abnormal) son are running a hotel. In this deal Kantha severely beats hapless youth. The abnormal youth later takes revenge but it is a mistaken identity. Rajani is killed and he happens to be good friend of abnormal youth (Bullet Prakash). Kantha uses his power in keeping away the gang for which he was working on a payment.
The role of Rajani and Bullet Prakash are well derived. Both the roles touch your heart. When the mother character explain that she never showed disparity and seen both the sons equally the character of Kantha repents.
For Dhuniya Vijay it is a different role of harelip affected. He has taken care in dubbing. After the operation of harelip (Seelu Thuti in Kannada) the voice box is back to normalcy in some cases. The basic need of Vijay fans is not taken care. This is more a tearjerker than action in cinema. It is not worth the price for Vijay fans.
Rekha as mother is quite OK. Aindrita Ray is fit for only song and dance. She does not have anything to prove her acting talent.
Arjun Janya has given one melodious duet and two other casually sung songs are loaded with music. R Giri cinematography is average. None of the frames remain in the memory.
Director Pradeep Raj has not made use of the strength of action hero Vijay like how he showed his inability in 'Mr 420' with golden star Ganesh.
Look for better entertainment.
Score - 4/10