It is about black magic
Movie: Avatara Purusha Part-1
Cast: Sharan, Ashika Ranganath, Saikumar, Sudharani, Srinagara Kitty, Ashutosh Rana, Sadhu Kokila, Vijay Chandur, B Suresh, Balaji Manohar, and Bhavya
Music: Arjun Janya
Editor: Manu Shedgar
Cinematographer: William David
Producer: Pushkara Mallikarjunaiah
Directed by: Simple Suni
Release Date: 6 May 2022
Duration: 129 minutes
The movie Avatara Purusha consists of action, drama and suspense and a little bit of romance.
Let us analyse
The movie begins with Rama Jois (Saikumar) and Seetha (Bhavya) living with their son Karna happily. Karna insists his aunt (Sudharani) take him to a fair at Belagavi where he gets kidnapped along with a few children by a gang of black magicians. Shocked by the kidnapping of his son, Rama Jois asks his sister not to come to his home again in future.
Meanwhile, Siri (Ashika Ranganath) embarks on damage control to bridge the gap between her mother and maternal uncle Rama Jois. She decides to search for Karna but ends up conducting auditions to select a suitable boy to act and pretend as Karna. She selects Anil (Sharan), a junior artiste from Kengeri and asks him to act as Karna who tries to impress Rama Jois but in vain. Meanwhile, Kanti (B Suresh) brings Kumar (Srinagara Kitty) to Rama Jois and tells him that Kumar is his son and Karna is a junior artiste. What happens to Karna is the climax.
Sharan has tried his best to entertain audiences with his dialogues. It may not be an exaggeration to say that Sharan’s ability to deliver dialogues and body language have added value to this movie. Ashika Ranganath, as a NRI girl, is impressive. She deserves appreciation for her dancing skills. Srinagara Kitty has nothing to do except appearing in a few scenes that too in the post-intermission. Ashutosh Rana and Balaji Manohar are convincing as black magicians. Saikumar, Sudharani and Bhavya have provided good support while Sadhu Kokila has struggled a lot to make the audiences giggle for a while.
The tussle between Sharan and Ashika Ranganath to dominate each other is a treat to watch. Arjun Janya’s music and cinematography by William David are the highlights of this movie.
The plot of the movie – black magic – is far from convincing.
Director Suni who is known as Simple Suni after the success of his movie Simple Aag Ond Love Story has selected a wrong script for this movie. It is difficult to convince the audiences about black magic which is prohibited by Karnataka Government by enacting Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Act, 2017. At the end of this movie, the director announces the second part of this movie. The movie would have been better had the director given importance to romance and comedy instead of black magic.
Bottom-line: It is worth watching for those who have no other option to spend their leisure time.