Soundarya Jagadeeesh seems to have found a successful formula. His third venture Snehitharu pools the combination of his first major hit "Mast Majaa Maadi' with strong focus on comedy and some good songs. And he has a star power to back up too. While MMM had Kiccha Sudeep in a special role, he has opted for Darshan to play a special role in this film. His Appu Pappu which was shot in Cambodia had an orangutan as an attraction. Looks like Snehitharu will go the way of MMM and may even prove to be a better bet in the Box office. The highlight of the film is of course Master Snehith's naughty performance and superbly gelled chemistry of Vijaya Raghavendra, Tarun Chandru, Srujan Lokesh and Ravi Shankar Gowda. Praneetha adds some glamour quotient also. For fights and punch dialogues you have style icon Challenging Star Darshan.
Snehitharu boasts of a number of comedy artists who appear in either one scene or two scenes, but nevertheless make you laugh and laugh. Starting from Veteran comedy artists like Sadhu Kokila, Teenis Kirshna, Sihi Kahi Chandru, M.S. Umesh and Mimicry Dayanand, there are many known artists big or small to keep the audience in splits. Totally Snehitharu makes an enjoyable watch because of these veterans who have contributed well to the film. Debut director Ram Narayan has to be complimented for assembling Kannada film industry's well known comedy artists in roles that perfectly suit them. I think he has potential to make even good comedies. His script perfectly suits the comedy flavor found throughout the film. He uses Master Snehith brilliantly too.
The fight sequence shot in Chennai Harbor (not in Mangalore Harbor as the story relates) is absorbing, while the Journey taken by the four protagonists to reach the harbor is hilarious.
The camera work by M.R. Seenu matches the mood of the film, while Hari Krishna's music could have been a shade better.
Snehitharu is a must watch for people who want comedy and fun at any cost. The magic of the film is the combination and package.