Diamond Cross is a Kannada action and thriller film released in 2023. Ramdeep Ramegowda is the film’s director, and Vinay K Nagaraj is the associate director. Manish Mehta Hosapete is the film’s producer. The cinematography and editing are by Santhosh Radhakrishnan. The dialogues and screenplay are by Ramachandra Babu It is a name quite familiar to the Malayalam film >> Read More... . Lekhan Naresgowda composed the music, and Anish Cherian gave the background score.
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The film is about cybercrime police headed by Abhyankar (Roger Narayan) and a group of talented hackers. Their fight is against Master Devil or MD, a person committing cyber crimes. The story opens up with a bank manager’s murder in Manipal. The government believes that professional hackers are behind this murder, and the case is transferred to cyber crime police.
The cybercrime police team headed by ACP Abhyankar (Roger Narayan) start investigating this murder and the hacking of bank accounts. They find out that Master Devil or MD is behind this cybercrime. Soon after this, the police arrest Anoop Anand Swaroop (Rajath Annappa) and start questioning him.
Who is Anoop, and what is his connection with Master Devil? Will ACP Abhyankar and his team be successful in arresting Master Devil? Will they end this cybercrime hacking?
Roger Narayan, who played the role of ACP, gave a fantastic performance. His dialogue delivery and expressions are remarkable. He looks real on the screen. He shows all the characteristics of a smart police officer.
Manu KM, who played the villain's role, deserves a lot of appreciation. Though Manu is a farmer from Channarayapatna, he gave an outstanding performance. He played his character with all the necessary emotions. He looks terrific in the character of Master Devil.
Rajath Annappa, who played the role of a young and intelligent youth, excellently executed his part. He gave a decent performance. Roopika returns to the Kannada industry after three years. She beautifully plays the role of a victim of cybercrime.
The viewers experience thrill from the beginning till the end. The film contains Action and thriller elements in a balanced proportion. It has all the seriousness and logic which are not present in such types of movies. The high-quality action scenes and the background music are absolutely stunning. Roger Narayan and Manu KM are the two strengths of this film. Their performance gives goosebumps.
However, the narration fails at some points. The scene where the hero rescues a youngster and the other scene where the hero and his team hack a server is less impressive. But this does not have much impact on the film. As a whole, the film is interesting and a must-watch.
• Suspense with various twists.
• Thrilling high-quality action scenes.
• Mind-blowing performance by Roger Narayan (Hero) and Manu KM (Villain).
• The film creates awareness about cyber crimes.
• Stunning music and good direction.
• Neat cinematography.
• Eye-catching color tone.
What’s Not There?
• Weak narration in some scenes.
• Minor technical glitches
Overall, Diamond Cross is a nail-biting film. Both the first and second half leave no chance to give goosebumps to the viewers. The technical work and the performance of the lead cast hold the film firmly. It is a highly recommended film. Do watch this film. It will keep you on tenterhooks till the end. You will surely watch this film more than once.