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ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ: ಸತ್ಯ-ಮಿಥ್ಯಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ '30 ದಿನ'ದ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಪಯಣ
3 GANTE 30 DINA 30 SECOND MOVIE REVIEW
Avinash (Aru Gowda) is a young lawyer. He solves cases in a street-smart fashion. During one such case that he chooses to close in three hours, he encounters Sharmila (Kavya Shetty), a feisty news reader who he challenges to a wager of falling in love with him in 30 days. What happens next?
The premise of this film is interesting, where it chooses to question whether or not love exists in this world. But the treatment is where it falters, as it seems rather disjointed and long — almost like a daily soap on television that continues to stretch longer than it should.
The film begins with a mass introduction to the hero's character, Avinash, with a flashy introduction song and lots of dialogues. What follows is a story of how he solves a case in a jiffy, but ends up having a lot more after-effects following the same. He meets Sharmila, a sweet yet stringent news anchor and channel owner whose aim is to solve all misdoings. She also doesn't believe in love. Circumstances lead the two take part in a wager where Avinash says that he can make Sharmila fall in love with him in 30 days. The 30 second bit in the title refers to the end, which seems forever to come.
The film has its good moments. There are some picturesque locations. The comedy, at times, evokes a laugh. The maker has tried to talk about umpteen scams and scandals that were recently seen in the country.
But the drawback is the rather shoddy screenplay and some cliched treatment to the comedy, romance and sentimental scenes. The film shifts quickly from being a light-hearted comedy to an over-the-top melodrama in a jiffy, and this can get to the viewer. There are also some regressive dialogues about women and their roles.
If you are the old-school romantic, who believes that love stories need a lot of sentiments, a little action and the heroine transforming into being just the man's prop, this might be for you.
3 GANTE 30 DINA 30 SECOND MOVIE REVIEW: WATCH IT AT YOUR OWN PERIL
Fancy watching TV programmes on the big screen? Do you love absurd news channel panel discussions pretending to be larger than life? Is hearing repetitive arguments and statements about love your favourite pastime? Are you thirsting for an intellectual discussion on chemical reactions inside the human body? If one or more of these excites you, 3 Gante 30 Dina 30 Second is your cup of joy.
The film starts with the build-up of the hero's character. It then predictably moves to the “hero introduction song” which ironically starts with “bitti buildup maadabeda, hallake yaaro beelorilla,” (Don't praise yourself, nobody is going to fall for it).
Then starts the ‘three hour’ episode where our hero has to solve the problem for a girl whose lover has discarded her. It is a thinly-disguised improvisation of an incident in which an actress made similar allegations against a Union minister's son. The character in the film is called Veeranna Gowda who is the railway minister.
Thankfully, the film gets down to real business very soon. But, unfortunately, this is also where the film stops being tolerable. The real business is the poor hero's attempt to get the rich heroine to fall in love with him within 30 days. This means that the high-flying, confident, independent, earning girl has to be domesticated into a saree-wearing tame shrew who will cook for the hero's family. However sophisticated an Indian film heroine is, she has to slither down to the level of the poor hero after a couple of dances and fights. And so she does, sooner or later. It is the meantime that the audience has to endure.
A slow pace coupled with textbook dialogue tests the patience of audience who have managed to stay awake. Most of the scenes in the film were probably written for a radio drama. The overdose of dialogue is nauseating. Even characters created with a purpose are wasted. Devaraj's character blind, but it looks like they expected the audience to be blind too. So everything has to be explained with a deadly dose of dialogue.
It is an ordinary film made worse by its overconfidence. This is a movie you should probably watch on a news channel because the argument never ends.
source: Bangalore Mirror
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