Seventhi Seventhi Kannada Movie Review
Sevanthi Sevanthi comes as a relief to the Kannada film audience who are day in and day out fed with remake subjects. The film has an original theme and has the best folk songs that are seen as real treasures in the Kannada folk litterature. All the folk songs of the film are shot in extremely compatible and cozy outdoor locales with fine tuned choreography.But what is lacking in the film is a very believable story and sequences carrying some credibility. One factor, which makes the film attractive,is because the film keeps you engaged with some good songs that come very often and some high voltage emotional sequences in the second half.
A couple of glaring mistakes in the film downgrade the impact in the film. For instance, the heroine of the film will tell the hero that she is engaged to a rich man who matches her status. She reveals her mind when she adds that she would not have made a good match to the hero who is the son of a butter vendor. But in the climax sequence she pours her love to the hero and tells that she had always kept him in her heart and was longing to marry him. The hero of the film who spoils the marriage of the heroine looks like a person set on a vengeance, but many a times acts as a good Samaritan whenever his lady love faces trouble.These mistakes have not affected the movie as such and its pace, but certainly audience will come back from the theatre with some unanswered questions.
Sevanthi Sevanthi is the story of Devu, son of a butter vendor in a village who is a good folk singer. Sevanthi who has just returned from city accidentally meets Devu while he is on a singing spree. Sevanthi likes Devu and reveals her liking to him. But Devu mistakes Sevanthis appreciation of his talent as some sort of expression of Love.Meanwhile, Sevanthi tells Devu that she is engaged to a rich man.Unable to cope up with this development, Devu forcibly ties the Thali around Sevanthi’s neck while she is sleeping. This incident occurs a day before Sevanthi is to get married.Sevanthi does not know the identity of the person who has done this mischief, but she vows to take revenge on him. She reveals her plans to Devu also. She refuses to take out the Thali as has been advised by her parents and does not agree for marriage. Finally, Sevanthi comes to know that Devu had tied the Thali and in the last sequences expresses her deep love towards him.
One major plus point, which has worked in favour of this film, is the quality of songs. All the folk songs have been selected with much care to select the mood of the particular sequence in the film. Raj Kumar has composed some high quality tunes. P.K.H.Doss has also excelled in outdoor photography and one song shot in Kulu Manali is the best of the lot. The film has some excellent technical support. Overall the entire credit of using the technical team to the best advantage of the film should go to Director Narayan.
Vijaya Raghavendra and Ramya have done their best in their respective roles of Devu and Sevanthi. It is to the credit of Vijaya Raghavendra that he has been able to relate very well to the toughest sequences for him. Ramya as usual is perfect in the role. She is now creating new landmarks in her career by raising the bar of acting potential. Mukyamanthri Chandru, Doddanna, Thulasi Shivamani, Komal have put in adequate performances.
Sevanthi Sevanthi is an enjoyable film and worth for the rupee paid for its good songs, quality performances and high-class visuals.
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