'God Father' treat for Upendra fans
Film: "God Father"; Cast: Upendra (in triple role), Soundarya, Catherine, Ramesh Bhat, Sudha Belawadi, Kurigalu Prathap, Keerthiraj, Sathyajith, Siddaraj Kalyankar and others; Director: Sethu Sriram; Producer: K.Manju; Music: A.R Rehman; Editor: Basavaraja Urs; Rating: ***
"God Father", directed by debutant Sethu Sriram, is the remake of Ajit starrer Tamil movie "Varalaaru".
"God Father" has got many highpoints - internationally acclaimed music maestro A.R. Rehman has composed music for a Kannada film for the first time. Also, southern superstar Upendra has played three different roles in the film.
However, more than the script, it was the lead actor's performance that grabbed the viewers' attention. Upendra takes the film to a dizzying height in triple roles. He plays a rich industrialist Shiva and his two sons Vijay and Ajay with aplomb.
Some of the drawbacks of "God Father" includes not so convincing cast and a dull start. Debutant Soundarya needs to learn nuances of acting, though she looks charming in song sequences.
Catherine is a bad selection, while veteran artists Ramesh Bhat and Sathyajith have done well in their roles.
Compared to first half, the second half is engaging thanks to twists and turns in the story line. Sriram's cinematography is better than his directorial skills.
The editor has done a good job through his sharp editing skills and it keeps the film engaging.
All in all "God Father" is a clear winner and will surely be a treat for Upendra's fans.