Director PC Shekar and actor Mithra have come up with a brilliant film. The beautifully made film Raaga is undoubtedly one of the best films in years. The film combines a good story with stunning visuals. You cannot take your eyes off it for even a second as the story unfolds smoothly and envelopes the thoughts of the audience.
It is about two blind people falling in love. One is a poor man while the girl is from a rich family. Even though their lives are different, their world is the same. The problems faced by their love is sometimes different and sometimes similar to what other persons face. Shekar gives it a different twist along the way.
Mithra and Bhama have performed brilliantly. They deserve both applause from the audience and awards from the critics. They are ably supported by Avinash, Ramesh Bhat, Jai Jagadish and other actors. The film is set many decades ago and there is a genuine feel of the city a long time ago. The art director has done a wonderful job of creating the visuals that is required. Music by Arjun Janya is another major boost for the film giving it a soothing feel.
The story takes many twists and turns. In the first half it establishes the characters and they falling in love. But there is a surprising twist at the interval. Then the film takes you through an emotional journey of relationships and expectations. All the good things come together in this film. The dialogues gel with the mood and there are some really good one-liners by Mithra. Mithra proves that he has the talent for serious and emotional roles and not just comedy. It would be great to see him in different roles in other films.