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Big Movie – Jai Maruthi 800 Review

RATING: 3.5/5

CAST:Sharan, Sruthi Hariharan, Shubha Poonja, Saurav Lokesh, Madhu Guruswamy, Arun Sagar, Sadhu Kokila

DIRECTION:A Harsha

GENRE:Action Comedy

DURATION:2 hours 35 minutes

MUSIC: Arjun Janya

Jeeva, our protagonist, loses his best friend Raghu and has to fulfil his last wish, which is to free his mother from an evil warlord. When he reaches there, he is caught between two warring hamlets, with a history dating back to 16th century. How does he overcome these problems to emerge victorious? The story of this film is reminiscent of both the Shivarajkumar-starrer in bits, though Harsha has cleverly weaved in ample comedy to suit Sharan’s image. The cinematography, art direction and background score ensure that that one is kept engrossed, while Harsha’s narrative has a generous mix of friendship, love, family values and revenge, to evoke multiple sentiments while watching. Sharan, in his tailormade role, excels and the climax scenes featuring him sporting a six-pack with well-oiled abs are something new for his fans and will definitely draw whistles. Sruthi Hariharan has a typical Ms Goody-Two-Shoes role, which she owns with her subtle expressions and looks good in the songs too. Shubha Poonja, as the raunchy Smitha, is a hoot, especially for the front benchers and proves that she could handle comedy and glamorous role with equal ease as she does with her performance oriented roles. Saurav Lokesh and Madhu Guruswamy deserve special mention for their feisty performances as the two warring heads. The scenes featuring Kuri Pratap and Arun Sagar too are an added bonus for the masses.

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