He is finally here after three years. As they say, somethings in life are worth waiting and Avane Srimannarayana easily falls under the category wherein despite arriving late, it doesn't fail to deliver on the promises it assured to its beloved audience. A popular dialogue from a movie starring Superstar Rajinikath which translates to as - that he is always brand new (latest) even if he at times comes late, fits perfectly to Avane Srimannarayana and its three years of journey.
Rakshit Shetty and his talented team does it again by setting the standard higher with newness in filmmaking. Furthermore, every minute detail in it has been carefully crafted to elevate the experience of watching the movie on the silver screen, be it visual, audio and the humour laced fantasy thriller combined with some great performances.
Avane Srimannarayana is special on various account, from daring to experiment to finally living up to its expectations. Like Ulidavaru Kandanthe, Rakshit and his seven oods team which churned this tale, has worked on every character to align with the core entertainment.
The above careful considerations is the obvious reason for stretching the duration to over three hours. However, the bigger the better proves good for Avane Srimannarayana. The making justifies every single frame which is filled with an extraordinary work of art. It takes the audience to a unique world of fantasy packed with every possible entertaining element available. In short, it is an amazing treat to the audience, who have been longing for such a breathtaking extravaganza.
Insofar as the tale, it is better to experience than reading about it, but to incite the curiosity, it is set in the fantasy place called 'Amaravathi' and revolves around the search for a heist hidden by a bunch of drama artists. Despite killing drama artists, the head of the bad guys fails to find the heist, and this makes him take a vow to destroy everyone from the family of drama artists and also announces that whosoever finds the heist would be the next head of their honourable clan of criminals. It results in a tussle between two brothers of the 'criminal' head!.
After 15 years, comes the entry of Narayana, the super cool cop played by Rakshit, who comes up with a scheme of his own to trace the hidden heist. He encounters Lakshmi, a journalist played by Shanvi Srivastava. What follows next is a rollercoaster of fun, thrill and excitement right till the end. Rakshit as Narayan is fantastic, and Shanvi Srivastava is as good as Lakshmi, worth every penny, who has excelled with sheer hard work for over the years. Lending her own voice to her character deserves appreciation. The rest of the cast have put in their best for this one which has no doubt that will be remembered for long, setting a milestone in the Kannada film industry.
Music and the background score and the camera work stands out. They are the eyes and ears to the face of Avane Srimannarayana.
Narayana awaits your arrival at a theatre near you. Go watch this fantastic fantasy, which will leave you all spellbound. That's a guarantee from Sachin, Rakshit, Shanvi and ASN team including the man who dared to invest in their dreams - Pushkara Mallikarjunaiah.