South Film Avane Srimannarayana, Rakshith Shetty
Srimannarayan has finally hit the screens in the much-awaited Kannada movie Avane. Cast: Rakshith Shetty, Shanvi Srivastava, Balaji Manohar, Pramod Shetty/Director: Sachin Ravi. It is about a fantasy village called Amravati Riling under a feudal system. Despite being on his death bed, the feudal lord of Amaravati refused to declare his successor, angering his son Jayaram. Soon, the Lord died but after taking a promise from Jayaram that he would not kill his honest brother Tukaram.
The story revolves around the loot and how no one found it, including the honest brothers of the two fighters in Amravati. When a corrupt police inspector arrives at the scene, a twist comes to the story. Srimanarayana (Rakshit Shetty) is fun and charming. Shetty puts the film on his shoulders in the best way possible, keeping his dialogue authentic with the delivery and methodology of the local Milieu. It’s a mix of Captain Jack Sparrow and a bit of the Indiana Zone, Sethi takes us to the hinterland of Karnataka and introduces the audience to the local customs.
As it has a distinct tone from most of the films, it is a unique test for Sandalwood. Apart from Shetty, there are other actors who have mastered their roles. Achyut Kumar as Achyutanna, Promod Shetty as Tukaram, Balaji Manohar as Jayaram, and Shanvi Srivastava as Lakshmi have contributed equally to this film. Achyut Kumar’s sense of humor supports Rakshith throughout the film. Background scores and visual effects are a big plus for Avane Srimannarayana.
Ajanyesh Loknath, a promising music director, must have left his mark. Dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, it is the third Kannada big-budget movie to be screened on the Pan India screen. The other two are KGF and Palawan.