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Tarak is a 2017 Kannada movie, directed by Prakash, featuring Darshan in a refreshingly subdued role and Sruthi Hariharan Sruthi Hariharan is an Indian film actress and mod >> Read More... and Shanvi Srivastava Shanvi Shrivastava, who recently turned 23 on 8th >> Read More... in other lead roles. The coming together of a director and an actor known for their expertise in two different genres piques the curiosity of the audience and gives rise to an innovative combination.
The film narrates the tale of Tarak(Darshan), an NRI orphan and the grandson of a powerful businessman, who falls in love with Meera(Shanvi), a selfless woman who finds joy in helping other people. He starts to yearn for a happy married life with Meera, but is forced by circumstances to move to India, where he befriends Sneha(Sruthi).
Tarak’s and Meera’s love story is called to test, and the events that follow constitute the crux of the story.
The film is not one of those mass-entertainers in which Darshan is usually cast in, and is, on the other hand, a family drama that takes place, following the heart-warming romance that sets in between Tarak and Meera.
The film has done away with the usual frills and flares associated with the actor, except for a few action sequences and an introductory song. While Darshan’s new avatar is appealing, the change of track from romance to emotional drama midway might turn out to be a downside for some.
The film, however, has nothing new to offer, and Prakash fails to work his family-drama magic. The first half of the movie is tiringly slow and dragging. Darshan’s emotional performance towards the climax grips the audience and thankfully saves the movie.
Stellar performances by Devaraj as the grandfather are also something to look forward to.
What delivers in the movie, is the exceptional cast who gets into the skin of the character. Darshan has luckily saved himself from being typecast as a mass actor through this role.
Intense emotional scenes enacted by Devaraj and complimented by Darshan are laudable. The women of the movie, Sruthi, and Shanvi, also showcase commendable performances.
1. Commendable performance by the cast is a notable feature of the movie.
2. Songs like Birugaliyonde lingers on even after the movie has exited our minds.
3. Tarak is a visual treat, portraying colorful costumes and European landscapes.
What’s not there?
1. A storyline that holds the interest of the viewer is conspicuously absent.
2. Attempts to include humor have fallen flat, except for a few light-hearted moments.
Tarak is an everyday movie, but a refreshing watch due to Darshan’s new characterization, and the other actors’ commendable performances.
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