Tales of innocent youngsters coming to Bengaluru with dreams in their eyes but ending up on the wrong side of law is not new in Sandalwood. However Goolihatti is a film that gives a new dimension to this story. There is not one but five youngsters who arrive in the city in this film. The film is a mix of realistic and commercial narrative. Overall it is a good debut movie for the youngsters.
The main role is played by Pawan. Aman, Raghavendra, Appu Venkatesh and Mahesh are the other four youngsters. As luck would have it they get caught in the underworld and take to crime. But they realise their folly and try to get back to normal life. But those who have pushed them into the wrong life would not let them. How the boys struggle to get out of the murky world forms the rest of the story.
It is a heart rendering story. But it is not just the story that is good in the film. There is decent acting from the newcomers and a good show from veterans like Suresh Chandra, Sharath Lohitashva and Adi Lokesh. The sentimental scenes as noted earlier are really touching. The action scenes too are specially crafted. The crowning glory is the camera work. There are brilliant shots and The one capturing the festival is awesome.
The film is a perfect action adventure story with enough sentiments and drama. It is a good effort and should please all kinds of audience.