Duration – 135 minutes, Category – revenge Rating – 4/5
Title – Shivaarjuna, Producer – Manjula Shivaarjun, Direction – Shiva Thejas, Music – Suraag, Cinematography – HC Venu, Cast – Chiranjeevi Sarja, Amrutha Iyengar, Akshata, Akshita, Avinash, Thara, Master Srikrishna, Ravi Kishan, Sadhu Kokila, Shivaraj KR Pete, Nayana, Kuri Pratap, Dinesh Mangalore, Taranga Vishwa and others.
The debut production of long time production Manager Shivarjun with a title of his name ‘Shivaarjun’ is a good family entertainer revenge saga loaded with good performances and action feast.
Shiva Thejas has been very quick in his narration and except Ravi Kishen all the actors have given good performance. The surprise of this film is Master Srikrishna – very cute ad sweet boy doing excellent in dubbing for his portion deserves huge chocolate. Apparently Srikrishna is son of Thara and Venu star couple of the Kannada cinema industry. Thara has acted as reel mother for her real life son, HC Venu expertise in cinematography has given his best in his camera.
Off the screen and on the screen this ‘Shivaarju’ is a family film. Producer Shivarjun is known to Arjun Sarja family for a long time, Chiranjeevi and Dhruva Sarja have grown up in front of his eyes, Chiranjeevi Sarja wife in real life Meghana has delivered a song for this film, next comes Shivarjun wife Manjula and Nikit as official producer and co producers of this film.
For Thara, her son Sri Krishna and HC Venu as cameraman this is the first time such a development has taken place. We have Sadhu Kokila doing background score and composing one of the three songs besides acting and giving humorous moments. Sadhu Kokila son Surag, composer of two songs is official music director of this film.
It is a familiar story in ‘Shivaarjun’. Two sons of the family escape for life when they are child because of nexus between Ramadurga headed by Avinash father of two children and Raya Durga headed by Ravi Kishan.
The sibling separated now and after twenty years they come on scene. Eldest son Kishor wants peace but youngest son gives back from the same coin to his father opponents. Bloodshed and gore between two villages is nothing but the commercial element.
Chiranjeevi Sarja has given a power packed performance. The role is not unusual for him. Amruthy Iyengar is very lively and light up the moment when she is on screen. Akshata as doctor is sexy and has good future like Amrutha Iyengar has in the coming days. Akshita as sister of Thara has not got good role.
Thara in her precise performance, Avinash in his agility, Sadhu Kokila, Taranga Vishwa and Kuri Pratap offer good work for funny bones.
It is Master Sri Krishna who gets attention whenever he comes for his excellent dubbing ability. The future of his career is sure to be in cinema industry provided given right attention. He looks like ‘Tare Zamin Par’ Master Darsheel.
Two songs are lovely from Suraag, HC Venu in his camera work has given beautiful frames in indoor and outdoor.
This is a film you can watch and keep in your wish list.