Film: Lucky Man
Cast: Puneeth Rajkumar, Darling Krishna, Sangeetha Sringeri, Roshini Prakash, Rangayana Raghu, Sundar Raj, Nagabhushan, Sadhu Kokila
Director: S Nagendra Prasad
Duration: 153 minutes
News Trail Rating: 4/5
Puneeth's destiny to become God
It seems like Puneeth Rajkumar was destined to become a God. It is bizarrely strange that his role in Lucky Man fits the bill for what could have been a planned swansong. Puneeth in this role makes all his fans emotional for sure.
Luckyman is a love story with a difference. It starts with a divorce and goes on to showcase how friendship and love are two different things and both of which needs constant nurturing.
When Arjun (Darling Krishna) and Anu (Sangeetha Sringeri) apply for divorce after just one year of marriage, God literally intervenes. What looks like an impossible relationship is given a second chance. How does Arjun handle his relationships differently forms the rest of the story.
The story has originality to keep the audience engaged, good dialogues to keep the proceedings entertaining and depth of characterization to make it believable. For example Rangayana Raghu's character is given a back story (even if not visually) that adds to the understanding of the protagonist.
The performances of the actors are top class. Darling Krishna is exceptional and this is one of his best performances. Debutant director Nagendra Prasad manages to utilize all the resources at his disposal to the best possible extent.
Even though this film is a remake, nothing seems to be out of place. It is too good a story and therefore carries an universal appeal. The screenplay is tight and falters a bit only in a couple of scenes. The film has an almost perfect template. This is one of the rare films where so many things fall into the right place. You hardly find anything to complain about.
Fans of Puneeth Rajkumar can watch the film just for him. The first half of the film is enough to satisfy them. The post interval is a bonus. This is a lucky film for Kannada fans.
S Shyam Prasad