You can easily buy a ticket for this ‘Dakota Express’. It gives worth for your money. There is abundance of humor, sentiment and little bit of action packed and served nicely. It is like fast food what you get in Darshini Hotels. Thanks to Malayalam film ‘Flying Saucer’. Appearing in full length as hero Rockline Venkatesh the highly respected and disciplined producer of Kannada cinema has really worked hard and sincerely delivered with less screen fear. With Rockline the talented Kannada film director Om Prakash Rao making debut tickles you and come out naturally. What the seasoned comedians are supposed to do the newcomers done with complete control.
Rock and Rao on the Road to success!
The sole intention of Krishna (played by Rockline Venkatesh) is to transform the Dakota Express of his father to a mobile canteen. He needs finance to come out from the clutches. To take the Dakota Express from the automobile shop after repair Krishna struggles. By taking to his side he finds it difficult to give a good shape for it for lack of aid. He has a friend Sundar who is behind a rat to win the race for Dubai in his life. Krishna and Sunder the two inmates in the house cum bus seek the bank loan to reach the goal but they are in confusion when Gayathri takes refuge in their bus. Coming out from a rich political background Gayathri wants to lead a simple life. Krishna reels after develop love with Gayathri but the hardship is expected like in many other Indian films. Alas the true love wins and Krishna emerge victorious in his long cherished ambition.
The film is worth watching even though it is a remake because of the quick comedy elements tucked in the film. The fresh talent like Rock and Rao makes it tolerable throughout. What the industry was expecting there is much more in this package. The comedy in dialogue delivery and giving attention to body language at the same time in the first attempt is not that easy. This is where both Rock and Rao wins. Amrutha in her debut is not that convenient.
The editing and cinematography could have been elevated more in quality. Hamsalekha’s lyrics and music are above average. Director M.S.Rajasekhar deserves compliments as he has really chiseled out or brought out a proper shape from a shapeless rock given to him.
Right Right…., Dakota Express is a Comedy Express. No doubt about it.
Banner : Rockline Productions
Producer : Venkatesh
Screenplay, Direction : M.S.Rajasekhar
Lyrics and Music : Hamsalekha
Cinematography : Janardhan Babu
Cast : Rockline Venkatesh, Om Prakash Rao, Amrutha, Doddanna, Ashok, Umesh, Shivadwaj and others