'Preethiya Loka' dull fare
| V.S. Rajapur
Nandan Prabhu, a real life bus conductor, has directed "Preethiya Loka" and there is nothing wrong in it. But what is not acceptable is that Nandan Prabhu and producer Madhava Reddy chose to promote the film with cutouts of super Star Rajnikanth who has no connection with the movie.
"Preethiya Loka", a mixed bag by the director who seems to have been influenced by actor-director Ravichandran's "Aham Premasmi". But the film lacks the finesse and sophistication of "Aham Premasmi".
While the music is good and songs are picturised well, the director fails in extracting convincing performances from lead artists. The film looks like a big budget teleserial.
Lack of good visual, weak screenplay and interesting twists and turns may bore audience.
Nandan Prabhu himself features as a villain. In order to do justice to directing and acting, he ends up doing a shabby work as a writer.
As an actor he is just above average.
The story revolves around Chethan, an orphan who works in a hotel. As seen in umpteen films, the guy meets this rich girl, Anu, and gradually falls in love with her.
But Vinay, a foe in the garb of a friend, too likes Anu and tries to create a wedge between the lovers.
On the other hand Anu's father does not like this alliance. The story moves on and on without any twists and turns.
Vinay and Archana deliver ordinary performances. Veterans like Ramesh Bhat and Shankar Aswath have aptly performed in their respective roles.
Kurigalu Prathap provides some laughs.
Nothing impresses in the technical department.
"Preethiya Loka" is an average fare with practically no excitement in story line or narration.
Critic: V.S. Rajapur
2 out of 5 (Average)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good