Has the film media has got the strength to remove ‘Andhakaara’ of masses. It has the strength when it is properly put in the channel. That is what Agni Sridhar the writer, editor, thinker and philosopher in his own way is up to in ‘Thamassu’ starring hat trick hero Shivarajakumar and Mallu girl Padmapriya in the lead roles.
Agni Sridhar speaks like wild fire sometimes knows how to put the things in his mind precisely. The disbelief in him that ‘Janapara movements’ not yielding results and the religion is also used for wrong step has irked him. The required progress is not happening and reach is becoming impossible. The violence is used as tool and the system is also tucked in wrong notions he says. So he brings in an encounter believing cop in his film ‘Thamassu’. For this protagonist the human right comes as a stumbling block. In his own the protagonist faces the opposition. The point of hate crime but not criminals is fed to protagonist by his wife. Agni Sridhar explaining the turns and twists he has made for his debut direction says he is inspired from a Hindu-Muslim incident aftermath of Gujarat communal riot. Today Allah and Srirama are used for ‘Saithani’ type of work.
A Hindu youth take refuge in a Muslim family with some ulterior motives. He refines himself in the end by taking a dip in the Ganga River is an interesting factor for Agni Sridhar. He is shooting in Bangalore in one schedule. According to Shivarajakumar this is anger cum peace filled role. The magnificent style of narration by Agni Sridhar is what impressed him. This is a class commercial formula film. I have got the full satisfaction to perform said Shivanna. The role does not carry any mercy. Somewhat egoist in nature that has sentiment issues tucked in it stated Shivarajakumar.
The first Kannada film presentation is good and Shivarajakumar role is emotionally complex one said 21 films talented Mallu girl Padmapriya.
Jai Jagdish as commissioner, Sharat Lohitashva as terrorist and Asif are in the cast. Sandeep Chowta scores the music and Sundarnath Suvarana is the cameraman.