'Gowri Putra' - an average affair
Film: Gowri Putra; Cast: Akshay, Nikitha Tukral, Nagashekhar, Niveditha, Roopika, Ramesh Bhat, Sihi Kahi Geetha, Pawan and Manasi; Direction and screenplay: Manjunath M. Maskal Matti, Producer: Sowmyasri; Music: Milind Dharmasena; Cinematography: PL Ravi; Rating: **
Manjunath Maskal Matti's new film has strong shades of Cheran-starrer Tamil film "Raman Thediya Seethai". But despite a convincing plot, "Gowri Putra" fails to create an impact.
Due to poor production values, even the emotional scenes taken from the original film, don't create any impression.
Ganesha is a good human being, who takes care of people in need. He is eager to get married, but his attempts fail as he wants to remain truthful and wants to give his full details, either negative or positive.
After continuous rejections, Ganesh comes across a girl named Vidya, who agrees to marry him. But on the day before marriage, Vidya elopes to get married to her boyfriend.
A dejected Ganesh takes the blame on himself and walks out of the marriage hall. But Divya's father, who feels humiliated, takes on the onus to get Ganesh married to a good girl.
Ganesh's dejection gets converted into confidence when he meets Shekhar Nag, a physically challenged person facing adversities with courage.
Ganesh goes to Hiriyur to see a girl along with Divya's father. There, he meets a girl who had earlier rejected him. Thereafter follows the climax.
Akshay has done a good job in the role of Ganesh, but it is Nagashekhar, who scores in the role of Shekhar Nag. The film also scores in its technical values.
Ramesh Bhat, Sihi Kahi Geetha have done justice to their roles perfectly. With two melodious tunes composed by Milind Dharmasena and neat picturisations, the film comes alive from its dragging narration.
"Gowri Putra" is an average affair. Though it is a family-oriented story, it has been presented badly.