Cast: Ravichandran, Namitha, Sridevika,Lamboo Nagesh, Sujatha, Umashri, Seetha, Vijayakashi, Sankesh Kashi, Sadhu Kokila, Malavalli Saikrishna
Direction: Om Saiprakash
Crazy star Ravichandran is back in action after a few hiccups in this romantic cum tear jerker ‘Neelanakta’. The film has the shades of his film ‘Usire’ and a Telugu film. Yet the film is tolerable because of the light up moment of glitz and glamour the mainstay of all Ravichandran films.
Like how lord Shiva swallows the poison and keeps in his throat (thanks to his wife Parvathi) the protagonist in this film ‘Neelakanta’ in this film swallows all difficulty on his way to remain obedient to his Master, Mother and Madadhi (wife). Neelakanta can give solution to any problems of his surroundings but he goes blank for his own problems. His mother disagrees to his accidental marriage and asks him not to see her face. On the other hand his wife on compulsion suspects Neelanakanta to the extreme. That is because of Ganga in the house who has been brought to the house in her most difficult condition by Neelakanta. With no happiness around for him Neelakanta problems slowly dilute when his mother narrate the past of Neelakanta’s master. How his wife Ganga change her track, what happens to Gowri, the sad end of mother and Neelakanta not able to see his mother, the putting down of goons in the meantime are all the remaining portions in the second half.
Namitha the south Indian actress is the redeeming feature of this film for her good looks, ability to emote and strength in romantic moments. Ravichandran in two shades has come out well. He should not run on the screen is our suggestion. Sujatha and Umasri in the tearful roles are good. Lamboo Nagesh has that cruelty mixed with innocence.
Hennige Seere Andha, Devaradhu Baredha and Malla Malla songs are wonderfully scored. The cinematography by GSV Seetharam is superb.
This is a family entertainer with good mixture of sorrow and happy moments.