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Khushi Khushiyagi is a 2015 Indian Kannada romantic comedy film directed by Yogi G. Raj, a former associate of directors Preetham Gubbi and Harsha, making his first attempt at the direction. The film stars Ganesh and Amulya along with Nandini Rai in the lead roles. The film is an official remake of the Telugu blockbuster filmGunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde (2013) which was directed by Vijay Kumar Konda.
Ganesh is back again third time with his hit on screen muse Amulya & they have every reason to be Khush this time yet again.
Confusion in love is the central theme of the first sandalwood release of 2015 – Khushi Khushiyagi. Raj (Ganesh) spots Priya (Nandini Rai) in his friend Sadhu Kokila’s marriage in a love at first sight scenario but Priya does not know about him. He gets her mobile number from his friend Sadhu but while Sadhu is drunk, Raj lands up with a wrong number. When Raj calls up that mobile number in the morning, he ends up calling another girl called Nandini (Amulya). The two fall in love just through conversation without meeting each other. However Nandini (Amulya) has seen pics of Raj (Ganesh). Raj ends up helping his other friend Anand in falling in love with Priya (Nandini Rai), the girl whom Raj (Ganesh) had seen in Sadhu’s party.
This leads to a confusion when truth is finally discovered by everybody except Raj (Ganesh) who knows the truth partly but has not seen Nandini (Amulya) in real as yet. Amulya(Nandini) is hurt when she finds this out that Raj (Ganesh) had intended to fall in love with some other girl (Priya). She hatches a plot to teach Raj a lesson & the repercussions of this forms the rest of the story.
The new girl Nandini Rai looks hot on screen & could end up getting more offers in Sandalwood. Amulya & Ganesh as a pair look cute as ever. The mannerisms of Ganesh are as usual true to his lover boy usual. Ganesh enacts comic & romantic scenes with ease & grace. We are awaiting to see how Ganesh will pull off the action role in his next film “Style King”. His previous action outing “Bombat” was a downer at box-office. There are some punch dialogues in the film where Ganesh quotes “Naan boss alla, class” which reminds us of Mr & Mrs Ramachari’s recent dialogue “Naav class alla Mass”. This mass-class mentions in sandalwood films needs to end ASAP.
Achyuth Kumar could have been given more screen space. His role is quite miniscule which does not do justice to the acting talent of Achyuth. Sadhu Kokila’s humor scenes tickle the audience’s funny bones.
Couple of romantic songs in the film are very melodious & are shot in exotic locations. Though the length of the film could have been just a bit shorter, the kannada audience will surely enjoy this one who haven’t seen the telugu original.
|Directed by||Yogi G. Raj|
|Produced by||A. Hariprasad Rao
A. Prasad Chaudhary
|Music by||Anoop Rubens|
|Cinematography||H. C. Venu|
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