Santhu Straight Forward Movie Review Kannada Movie Review
Review for the film " Santhu Straight Forward"
Runtime: 2 Hours 39 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 28-10-2016
Genre: Action, Romance
3.5 / 5.0



Santhu Straight Forward is the new Diwali release which has Sandalwood’s happening couple Yash and Radhika Pandit sharing screenspace. It is the directorial endeavor of Mahesh Rao. Now let’s see how the movie, which is clashing with Mukunda Murari, has turned out to be.


Yash is a straight forward person who is bold and determined. He cannot tolerate injustice in the society and will do his best to stop it. Watch the movie to know how he carries forward his mission. There is also the romance element where Yash falls for Radhika Pandit who is a college student. But there should also be a villain right? Shaam essays the role of a villiain. Watch the movie to know how it unfolds.

Star Performances

Yash has delivered a commendable performance and is good in both action and love element. He has an onscreen charisma that will appeal to the audiences. Radhika Pandit is equally competent. Shaam, Anant Nag, Devraj, Tilak and others support ably.

What’s there?

  • The chemistry between Yash and Radhika Pandit is endearing.
  • The action scenes and punch dialogues (Anil Kumar’s dialogues) will be a crowd puller.
  • Cinematography of Santhu Straight Forward is commendable.

What’s not there?

The second half of Santhu Straight Forward could have been better.

The plot of Santhu Straight Forward is predictable.


It is evident that Mahesh Rao, who had earlier directed Bhadra, Murali Meets Meera etc., is an expert in making commercial movies. He has done it again and has given us good entertainer with sufficient dosage of romance and action. Santhu Straight Forward has some of the elements of the Simbu- Hansika Motwani starrer Vaalu.

The story has an old world charm to it but it is also not devoid of contemporary changes.


The movie wins in terms of being a commercial breezy entertainer.