CAST & CREW
A struggle to fight the odds of our society, Manjunathis a film with an idea out of the box. It’s new. It’s different. With an aim to kill the insect of corruption, watch out how a man loses his life.
Plot: The story which serves as a source of great inspiration, honesty and integrity. The character of ManjunathShanmugam is a pass out from one of the most reputed and renowned B-schools of the country, IIM Lucknow. Post that he joins an oil company as the sales manager there. Eventually, he discovers the large scale fuel adulteration taking place in the country. He went ahead to give this a right path which in turned fatal for his courage and honesty. And he dies..
Analysis: This movie is a very sincere move on the part of director Sandeep Varma. Undertaking such a sensitive issue and revolving a story around it is a difficult task which has indeed been done so gracefully. The star cast is wisely chosen with one of the finest actors in B-Town. The fact that the film focuses towards one issue so intricately is commendable. The only thing working against them is that the end is known to the viewer leaving nothing untold.
Star Performance: Debutante Sasho Satiiysh Saarathy carries out the character of Manjunath really well. SeemaBiswas and Kishore Kadam, portraying the protagonist’s parents have done an excellent job. DivyaDutta leaves you awestruck.
What is there?
1. Not the usual kind of a story.
2. The biography theme is well captured.
3. Talented and perfect star cast.
4. Widely imaginative with the subplots too being well directed.
5. A moral message to the youth.
What is not there?
1. Right direction overall the film.
2. More impact on the fight against hypocrisy.
Verdict: A landmark in Indian Cinema, Manjunath is a story of humanity. It is entirely unusual from what we have seen till date. Go out and watch how the attitude of one man show is displayed and how bravery overcomes anything else.
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