Nagarahavu movie cast: Vishnuvardhan, Ramya, Rajesh Vivek, Diganth
Nagarahavu movie director: Kodi Ramakrishna
Popular Tollywood director Kodi Ramakrishna’s 2009 film, Arundhati was a massive hit. It had a powerful female protagonist, impressive star cast, performance, music and above all the film had a story which kept the audience on edge of their seat.
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Seven years later, Ramakrishna has tried to recreate the success of Arundhati with his Kannada debut, Nagarahavu. And he has made sure to reuse all the ingredients of blockbuster Arundhati in his Kannada venture. A dynamic and powerful female character: Check. Interesting visual graphics: Check. Historical backstory: Check. Aghoras: Check. Deafening back ground music: Check. But I can’t say whether director forgot or he simply undermined the most important and vital ingredient for a decent film, a good story.
Nagarahavu film makes no sense at all. The film opens with a mythological story of all gods collectively creating a powerful kalasha or golden pot that will defend gods from the demons during an eclipse of the sun. According to the legend, gods lose their power and become vulnerable to attacks from demons during an eclipse. Thus, the golden pot comes into being.
Of course, the one who is the possession of the Kalasha will become omnipotent. However, it is not easy. The Shivaya family has been for generations defending the Kalasha from the armies of demons.
But, demons they don’t give up so easily, do they? Evil Tantrik Kapali, played by Rajesh Vivek, tries to lay his hands on it despite repeatedly failing to do so for generations. Naganika played by Ramya scarifices her life trying to defend the Kalasha but not before driving a spear into the Aghora. She reincarnates to finish the job half done, while Kapali is brought back to life by some other evil saint in a visually confusing scene.
The film suffers from absurd screenplay, senseless performances, cringeworthy songs and bizarre visual effects. Ramya’s character as shape-shifting serpent adds to the despair, even a terrifying 20-foot-snake fails to thrill and excite the audience.
The filmmakers have fully relied on the popularity of Vishnuvardhan with Kannada fans for the success of the film. The film was marketed as the 201st film of the late legendary actor. Even digitally resurrected Vishnuvardhan couldn’t salvage this lousy movie.
The film has nothing to offer. Audience have to tolerate over two hours of jaded and nonsense attempt of the filmmakers to see digitally recreated Vishnuvardhan in action on the big screen.
The star cast is another cross the audience should bear. And there is nothing much to discuss about this film either. If you decide to sit this one out, good. But if you decide to watch this movie for Vishnuvardhan, not a bucket of popcorn but a few cups of strong coffee might help you get through this cinematic ordeal.