But that's not the point or the purpose of this post. The purpose of this post is cliched shit which Kannada movie makers,Kannada musicians and even the critics have to offer.
The new Kannada film makers guys copy. Of course everyone copies. But the Kannada guys just flick from Tamil/Hindi and make movies. At least let them flick from English/Japanese/ French etc. But no! They flick from Tamil/Hindi. Take a DVD and make the movie scene by scene. A Tamil Goundar is automatically translated into a Kannada Gowda including the mooch. And Mr.Ambareesh looks more like a Tamil Goundar than a a Mandya gowda. It is an insult to audience by copying movies left right and center.
First let's talk about the critics. Let me show you an example :-
Look at the "specialty of the movie" starring some two new people according to the some film journo :-
This is a love story for Andrita but either she or he the protagonist Prajwal will be telling I love you in this film till the end. This is the specialty of the film. Janardhana Maharshi after seeing the photographs of sweet looking Prajwal and Andrita Ray has stitched the story
I love you till the end of the movie. Interesting.
And the songs are shamelessly lifted. Any damn Kannada song you listen to these days, you get a sense of Deja Vu. Kaddalu Manasanna is thoroughly inspired by one RHTDM song. Patra barayala illa chitra bidisala is a mix of two old Kannada songs Jotheyaagi Hithavaagi , Sweety nanna Jodi and Airtel tune. And the beats, support music are extremely predictable with the drumbeats on an infinite loop till the end of the song. I think these are possibly programmed using some amateur software like Fruity Loops or Reason (especially Mano Murthy and Gurukiran generate a lot of computer music). There is absolutely no soul on the songs, just composed due to the pressure of deadlines. No artistry in the songs.
My opinion : Music sounds best when composed with passion and when you mean what you sing/play. When a music instrument is played rather than generated with a computer (no matter what the degree of sampling) it gives a human touch and makes it sound more human. More human means more durable and not a passing fad. Electronic music is good, but not always. Raghu Dixit is OK, but I feel he is very much inspired by Euphoria and Folk.
The lyrics are also pathetic. Kariya needs a mention here, and now Hotappa hotu sakkathu hotu maga lifted from Radio Mirchi slogan. Otherwise the songs contain some esoteric words which a guy never uses when he loves a girl. Example of esoteric words include : amrutha dhaare, inchara, saniha etc..
And the actors. They are the yuckiest of the lot. Forget acting skills. That's too much to ask for. They neither have style or originality or common sense or the desire to improve. Dullards and idiots. They look like a bunch of celebrated and pampered fools who think that if they carry a "long" with some blood on their face with a fancy hindi word in the title name (like Duniya or Zindagi), they are great actors with great performances. And their inrto songs usually feature them in front of Lord Ganesha or some other god with flowers and one long thilak.
And the actresses. Where are the Aartis/Bharathis/ Manjulas / Kalpanas ? They bring some fair maiden from the north, show her legs and midriff and thats it. Over. All acting finished.
I really miss the heyday of Kannada film when Puttanna Kanagal made some lovely movies, followed by Shankar Nag. Ok, if these people were very arty, even the Vishnu-Dwarki-Manjula , Rajkumar and Udaykumar days were also too good. The new guys have spoiled the enthu to go to a new movie.