The title and audio cassette you hear, you get the essence of this film. The subject is as old as Indian cinema. The inspiration is derived from 'Nalla Thangadevi'. The luxurious production values, the splendid performance of Shivrajkumar, Radhika, Srinivasamurthy and Deepu make this 'tear jerker' a passable one.
The age-old story - Anna and Thangi - Shivrajkumar and Radhika born out of the blessings of lord Ishwara are inseparable. When they get up in the morning they see each and other then settle in other work. Pain and tears for sister is uncontrollable for the brother. At such a situation the sister and brother both get married. The brother Shivrajkumar works as a servant in would be in laws house to make sure that his sister would be very comfortable with the people living in that house. Then sister Radhika joins gets married to that affluent family. After reels of affectionate living and three children for sister her husband gets cheated in business. He is arrested for bouncing of cheque for a huge amount. He is imprisoned and his wife is left on the streets with three children. She comes looking for her brother who has given heaps of affection. She does not get the right attention at the right time from her sister in law in the absence of her brother. In the mobile 'zamana' the brother and sister with so much of aristocracy in their life do not meet to express their feelings! Left with nothing and hunger almost killing the children sister falls to the well constructed by her brother in her name. Shock and dismay for brother (Shivrajkumar) becomes unbearable. He also dies after seeing this entire trauma.
In sentiment, action and dance Shivrajkumar once again steals the show. In the tear jerker role Radhika is spectacular. Srinivasamurthy the senior supporting actor has proved his mettle again. As hot headed wife Deepu is convincing.
Three of Hamsalekha tunes are catchy. Anna Nammonadharu Attige Nammavala...., is meaningful and practical in its thought.
This is above average film. Do not forget the handkerchiefs.