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Ms California Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, June 3, 2006 • Kannada ]
Ms California Review
Diganth, Jahnavi, Sharat Babu, H.G.Dattatreya

Visual beauty is not just enough. The good story, screenplay and dialogue are the requirement for an up to date film. This one shot 50 percent in California surroundings is nothing new compared to similar films like 'America America' and 'Nanna Preethiya Hudugi' in the past. Capturing the beautiful locales seems to be the sole intention of this maiden production house and senior director of Kannada cinema.

For the familiar love triangle there are some gimmicks adopted to make the film captivating till the end. But that is not enough again. The music, singers and photography counts a lot. Picking the right talent in these areas could have brought the level of the film to a height. The intensity required at some of the places is not understood by the lead artistes.

Janu (Janu) with her parents come to the remote village in Thirthalli from California. Her sole intention in life is to get the crown of 'Miss California'. Coming to India is a pain for Janu. Losing the complexion of skin is what worrying in her mind. She is on compulsion. As usual she dislikes the Indian culture and tradition. She is instrumental in canceling the marriage of Gowri in Thirthahalli on knowing the bride is interested in some other boy. Hell breaks out with the cancellation of marriage. Janu parents in India after 20 years gap feel perturbed. Janu creates another costly prank in the life of innocent Soumya. Soumya is under the impression that Diganth is in love with her. Janu to escape from her marriage proposal with Diganth uses this opportunity. But things roll out different. Janu remains in India while her parents fly to America. Janu has some unfinished task. She helps Gowri in her marriage and the feel of what the audience have that she is disturbing the peace of the family slowly change. Janu on knowing that orphan Soumya is really in love with Diganth sacrifice her love with Diganth which she develops accidentally.

Janu back in California but now changed to 'Gowramma' in her attitudes wins the competition and what later transforms on screen is a surprise again.

Janu and Soumya both residents of USA deserved to be better. They do not have any knowledge in acting. Diganth shaped up well could become a tolerable hero of Kannada cinema. Dattanna, Sharat Babu, Jayanthi, Geetha, Bhavya have done their best.

Rethinking on music and cinematography was needed. Ramprasad singing all the songs is a big bore.

You want to have glimpse of some of the exquisite locations of USA? Go watch this film.

Scoring - 5/10

Rating: 0 / 5.0


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