Ricky is a special film because it is one of the first mainstream films in Kannada that has naxalism as one of the main issues in the plot. Though it is his first film, Rishab Shetty has shown the guts to have such a topic. The love story between the lead pair is the main issue but the problem of naxalism is ingrained in this narrative. Good chemistry between Rakshit and Haripriya backed by some good photography and pleasing music makes for a good watch.
Ricky is an orphan who is looked after by his uncle. His close friendship with a village girl since childhood develops into love. All looks good and they are all set to marry. But Ricky has to go on an assignment to study snow leopards. In the one year he is away so much changes in the village. A SEZ project destroys many lives and families. Some of these people take to naxalism. When Ricky returns, he finds that the girl he is engaged to, Radha, has also joined naxals.
From there on Ricky tries everything he can to get back his girl. But she is deeply ingrained in the naxal ideology. Ricky plays a dangerous game of hunting with the hounds and running with the rabbits. Does he succeed in getting his love back is the rest of the story.
There is good all round acting by all the actors. Rakshit and Haripriya make for a good pair. There is some good music by Arjun Janya and beautiful photography by Venkatesh Anguraj. The comedy with Sadhu Kokila is average. Overall the film has a nice romantic touch to it and works in appealing to audience.
Chitraloka Ratings 3.5/5