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– Director Real Star Upendra is back with yet Another Cult Classic. It amazes each and every time how this Specialist comes with such a Kickass concept Again and Again with New Josh and Effective screenplay.
– It’s Director Uppi All the way. He has shown that he is the Most Lethal Weapon of Sandalwood in terms of Direction department. Probably, Only Director in the World who makes the Audience Think, whether the Movie has come to an End or Not? Half of the Audience in the theater weren’t aware that Movie has finally ended. Director Uppi’s legacy continues.
– Movie Rolling cards with Uppi-2 Title track sung by Appu. Starts off on an Impressive Note. First Half is All about Philosophical dialogues and moves at a brisk pace without any boring moments. It’s the second Half of the Movie, where you can see that Rawness in Uppi’s Direction as expected. Uppi has given a Lot of work for Audience to think all time via confusing screenplay.
– Great performances from everyone lift the Movie to an All New Level. Most of the characters from Upendra-1 make their appearance on screen. There is a striking resemblance to the previous version. Movie also has few scenes from Upendra-1. Bank Janardhan, Shobh Raj, Biradar and other supporting Artists are a treat to watch.
– Kristina Akheeva looks damn gorgeous on big screen. Has performed extremely well. She is here to stay for Long. Parul Yadav comes in a Few scenes and sparkles in a Song sequence.
– No Excuse Me & Beku Beku Songs from GuruKiran are captured well. Audience would love watching it on big screen.
– Dialogues, which are the Main stay of Uppi’s Movie, are the Main Plus for UPPI-2. Here is a Prime example “ಆಶ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ದುಡ್ಡಿಲ್ಲ, ಆ ಶ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ದುಡ್ಡಿದೆ”.
– Moreover, shocking Climax of the Movie leaves you thinking!!! ಮೂವಿ ಮುಗಿತಾ? ಇಲ್ವಾ? –This confusion prevails. “Don’t Live in Past, Don’t think about the Future, Live the Life to the fullest at present. ಈ ಪ್ರೆಸೆಂಟ್ ಮಾತ್ರ ಸತ್ಯ”
Verdict: Another Gem of a Movie from Real Star. It’s a Sumptuous Treat for Uppi Fans.
CINELOKA Rates 4/5
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Sholay, one of the most talked about movie ever in Indian cinema, we have the sequel to Upendra i.e. Uppi2 releasing. Like Sholay the interest & talk about the movie Upendra ceases to reduce in not just Karnataka but even neighboring states. Upendras propensity in pushing the envelope and creating intriguing screenplay has placed him alongside legendary directors of all time. His last outing Super which saw him wield the megaphone after a decade was also widely appreciated & rakes in the ‘moolah’. However even with a comparatively smaller gap Uppi2 has stirred up dizzy expectations owing to positioning it as a sequel, or is it really one ?
A movies like Uppi2 needs to be experienced with a clean slate, we will not venture into any plot details. However it revolves around a unique character ‘Neenu’ who captures the imagination of a whole bunch of people. ‘Neenu’ keeps delivering punch dialogues derived from highest spiritual school of thoughts,most of which can be noted down & framed in our houses & more importantly in our sub conscious minds. All of a sudden Gangsters, Police, Media start flocking ‘Neenu’ cut to Himalayas cut to Dubai and what are they all looking for ? Who is ‘Neenu’ ? Who is ‘Naanu’ ? Where is ‘Khushi’ ? Answers to all these forms the second half.
While Uppi himself took care of providing comic relief in the first part, here Tennis Krishna and bunch of others try to tickle the funny bone. However, it isnt as effective as one thought it would be.Ashok Cashyap excels in capturing the proceedings. There was a lot more to be desired in the BGM & music front. Kristina looks gorgeous and has done well while Parul Yadav shines in her limited role.The creator has created himself in this creation and both shine bright. Editing of the movie, especially in the second half is sharp and may cause people to lose hold on the ‘plot’. However, one certainly can argue that it is necessary. As we told previously, Uppi has taken a very deep spiritual subject and has dealt upon it in his own style. Overall it surely bears the “Typical Upendra” stamp for most part however here he falls short in his unusually comfortable knack of connecting with the masses and the classes especially in the second half. However it still is a sumptuous meal for fans & a must watch for the public alike.