Bettanagere Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Bettanagere"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 03 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 30-10-2015
  • Genre: Thriller, Crime
1.75 / 5.0

The director has ended the film with the information of giving a sequel later. Well, is it a treat or a headache to the fans?
The weak side of the society is always experimented by the Kannada film industry, and Bettanagere is one such attempt. Director Madhu Gowda has touched upon the real life story of Bettanagere rowdies Seenu and Shankar. Since he is a relative of these rowdies, it is apparent that he mainly concentrates on their goodness. 


The plot centres on the two brothers and how they turned evil. 


The sentiments and the oft-seen rowdies of Kannada gangster films are prevalent in this flick too. Besides the predictable elements, there is a flashback that tells the lives of the Bettanagere rowdies, who terrorised Northern Bengaluru from 2002 to 2012. . The director earnestly tries to show the ups and downs of the rowdies in this film. 
Star Performances
Akshay and Sumanth Shailendra does what is required of them. Shobraj, Jai Jagadish, Muni, Avinash and Yethiraj have done a neat job. Newcomer Naina is just ok in her limited scope.

What's there?

1. The director seems to caution the youngsters in not getting into the trap of violence. 
2. The main interesting factor of the film is the character of Vinod Kambli, who plays the role with all the gusto. But he could have very well underplayed it.
3. H C Venu's camerawork is outstanding. 
4. Rajesh Ramanathan's music is ok. 

What's not there?

1. There's excess of blood and violence in this flick.
2. The action scenes are quite tiring.
3. There is no depth in the character sketch of the brothers. 
4. One would leave the theatre quite confused as to what the director want to tell. 
5. The film struggles in showcasing the evil-natured characters of the brothers. 
6. The film lags in the second half. 


In spite of its weaknesses, the film is a genuine effort by the debutant director who has taken the subject of his family.