What the fans asked for has been delivered by director Harsha and producer NM Kumar in Anjaniputra. The film starring Puneeth Rajkumar is one of the best films released this year in Sandalwood. The film is a perfect mix of action, comedy, family sentiments and romance. It has everything fans ordered.
The film starts with Puneeth playing a moneylender in a market area of the city. It is a surprisingly different role for him. A girl who he meets accidentally in a mall becomes his love. But she hurts him with her words. But soon she realities that the man she is in love with is worth more than she thought. He is not only a nice person but also from a very rich family. Flashback reveals that due to some problem of misunderstanding he has to leave his family.
Ramya Krishnan plays Puneeth's mother. He has a big family. A villain is also in the surrounding who kills anyone for money. He is also the same person who is troubling the hero's family in the village. This pits Puneeth (Raj) against the villain. During this time Raj also saves the life of a top police officer and his wife from the hands of the villain. From this point onwards the villain and his men are trying to find Raj and kill him. When they realise that he is from the same family in the village they try to harm everyone. How does Raj save his family, his girlfriend and her family and himself? That is the story.
The film moves from one action packed adventure to another. There is also so much of comedy and family drama. Rightly Puneeth is cast as the 'family man'. He is the perfect actor for this role. He carries off the role of a family person, lover and action hero with perfection. Rashmika Mandanna has bagged another good role. There is also a very good performance from her.
Apart from Puneeth the other highlights of the film are the comedy scenes involving Chikkanna, Sadhu Kokila and others. The music by Ravi Basrur is top class. His BGM is also stunning. The cinematography is another high point of the film. Be it the locations in India or foreign locations, it is captured brilliantly. Everything is perfectly done in Anjaniputra. Among the actors, Ramya Krishna, Mukesh Tiwari and Vijaya Kashi make a positive impression.
Anjaniputra is all set to become a big hit going by the way it has perfectly blended everything. Director Harsha keeps the momentum of the film going strong and never lets it slip for even a second. It is like watching a T20 match.
Chitraloka Rating - 4/5