S Shyam Prasad
Kousalya Supraja Rama (Kousalya’s son Rama) shines as an exceptional cinematic experience that not only captivates with its engaging narrative but also leaves a profound emotional impact on its viewers. Directed by Shashank, this film effortlessly checks all the right boxes, solidifying its position as one of his finest works to date.
At its core, the movie delves into the transformation of Rama, portrayed with endearing charm by Darling Krishna, as he breaks free from male chauvinism in a heartwarming and delightful manner, devoid of any preachiness.
The film intelligently explores the hidden facets of the ‘angry young man’ persona, which often conceals underlying misogyny. Rama, raised with the belief in male privilege, faces a life-altering challenge that compels him to reevaluate his beliefs and grow as an individual. The screenplay ingeniously weaves unexpected twists into the narrative, tugging at the heartstrings for all the right reasons.
A standout element of the movie is the portrayal of the mother’s character, who evolves from the archetypal mother figure into Rama’s mentor. Sudha Belawadi’s commendable performance brings to life the innocent-personified housewife and mother, whose words shape her son’s worldview.
Darling Krishna’s performance is nothing short of remarkable, as he flawlessly embodies the character’s transformative journey. Brinda Acharya’s presence is equally charming, infusing depth into her character through subtle expressions. Nagabhushana excels in the role of Santhu, Rama’s cousin and confidante, leaving a lasting impact. However, Rangayana Raghu’s portrayal could have benefitted from a touch of restraint.
Milana Nagaraj’s surprise entry with a stunning role and a fabulous performance adds an exciting dimension to the film. The technical aspects, including Sugnan’s cinematography and Giri Mahesh’s editing, are top-notch. Arjun Janya’s musical magic enhances the film with soothing melodies, though a few more lavish set-pieces could have added grandeur.
In conclusion, Kousalya Supraja Rama is a heartwarming cinematic gem that successfully achieves its objectives. It entertains while deeply resonating with the audience’s emotions. A must-watch for the entire family, thanks to its compelling storyline, stellar performances, and overall grand presentation.
Film: Kousalya Supraja Rama Director: Shashank Star Cast: Darling Krishna, Brinda Acharya, Milana Nagaraj, Rangayana Raghu, Nagabhushana, Sudha Belawadi Language: Kannada Duration: 147 minutes Certificate: U/A