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This film is good in bits and pieces. The director succumbing to formula film has churned out a mediocre film. The first half is very pale and the post interval throwing a message is loaded with action is awful. A debut director with experience as assistant director has worked hard to please the B & C  centre audience.
The protagonistThis film is good in bits and pieces. The director succumbing to formula film has churned out a mediocre film. The first half is very pale and the post interval throwing a message is loaded with action is awful. A debut director with experience as assistant director has worked hard to please the B & C  centre audience.

The protagonist – Narasimhanaika alias the title role 'Dandanayaka' renouncing the affluence for his greedy brother-in-law comes with empty hands to a condiment factory where the self -employed elderly people give me a strong welcome. They recognize the in built nature of the hero and when everything is smooth sailing the rabble- rousers arrive on the scene.  Dandanayaka with his iron fist bashes up the goons and it further boils up the rivalry.

The goons headed by late Sudhir facing insult works out a strategy with the help of an ordinary looking man with Gandhian principles – Bangalore Nagesh and the leader of poor people Dandanayaka succumb to a dangerous plan and becomes feeble in the presence of his own people. At this juncture the Sudhir gang beat the hero black and blue. The fiancee of Dandanayaka is raped in public and gory incidents follow. What follows later is the only interesting element the director has given his thought. There is a huge maidan converted into a court hall. Dandanayaka recovering from the deadly blows serves notice to the people for his no mistake. In a charged playground cum court hall the protagonist enlighten the public. Like all other films in Indian cinema, the good wins over the evil.

The man in white – dhoti, shirt and a muffler- Dynamic hero Devraj's costume throughout the film, signifying the peace fights every now and then set the arena of Rama Rajya. Minus Khaki the senior actor takes up his detractors more than a cop. The violence takes a front seat. What emerges is non-violence in the end. Diana is a dreamer with very short costumes. The songs that come out in her dreams have not been connected properly by the director. Anusha is awful. Doddanna is the only saving grace in the film. The cinematography by Mallikarjun  is above average.

 

There is not much to write about this action packed film.