Director AMR Ramesh got laurels for good cinematography done by Randy in 'Cyanide' and he continues it in 'Minchina Ota'. Thanks to cinematographer of high caliber P.Rajan this time. His work is the only redeeming feature of the film. The siblings Vijaya Raghavendra and Srimurali for the first time do not set a tall order. The lack of good story and usual screenplay is a big bottleneck of this film.
For the trumpeting what the director AMR Ramesh made has not given the triumphant results. His over confidence and immature thoughts gobbled a few crores of rupees. Why the senior producer Sa.Ra.Govindu was not vigilant on the making of this film? This is not the time to make a film with very low standards. The involvement of siblings Vijaya Raghavendra and Srimurali is also lacking. At least they could have given some refreshing thoughts for the film. It is nothing but just one more addition to their list of films.
What this action packed 'Minchina Ota' says - Bhadra (Srimurali) and Vijay (Vijay Raghavendra) are at loggerheads. What is the strong reason? The director has forgotten to add. Lakshmi Rai the bubbly tall beauty has liking to slum living Bhadra. Vijay is interested in Lakshmi Rai but the humanity of Bhadra earns the love of Lakshmi Rai. Hesitantly Bhadra agrees to love Lakshmi Rai but Vijay on the other hand unknowingly that Lakshmi Rai is the sister of strong underworld don Rai in Mumbai inform him to see the end of Bhadra.
The major attack that follows from Rai gang puts down Bhadra severely hurt. Lakshmi Rai begs her brother not kill Bhadra and agrees to come with him to Mangalore. She even agrees for the marriage in Mangalore. At one corner of her heart she is optimistic that Bhadra will come to take her. Vijay knowing the pure love of Bhadra and Lakshmi Rai prior to this attack comes forward to give medical aid to Bhadra. Vijay even gives three bottles of blood to save Bhadra from death bed.
After recouping from severe blows it is time for Bhadra to reach Lakshmi Rai who is in Mangalore. Vijay also accompany Bhadra in the car and it is chasing time. As the caption of the film indicates it is 'Live to Chase and Chase to Live'. The Rai gang is very cautious on the moves of Bhadra gives him all sorts of trouble on the way. The big tormentor is the heavy truck driven by Rahul Roy who is given task of finishing off Bhadra. Against all odds Bhadra and Vijay reach underworld Rai spot in Mangalore. Rai is convinced that Bhadra can look after his sister very well.
A highly talented Vijay Raghavendra is not used properly in this film. The heroism is attributed to his brother Srimurali. When the siblings do not have equal roles where was the need to bring them together? Srimurali is splendid in action scenes. He has built the physique accordingly. Rangayana Raghu and Umasri combination is tortuous. Others do not deserve any mention.
The car hitting the train last bogie is not chilling. What the director explained has not come out on the screen.
V.Manohar is able to give only two lovely tunes. The main hero of the film is cinematographer P.Rajan. There are some beautiful shots that look like paintings on the screen. He is sure to be in the competition for awards.
AMR Ramesh it is time you make better films and save the sincere producers like Sa.Ra.Govindu. You have disappointed completely in 'Minchina Ota'.