Film: 'Bidda'; Director: Vishwa; Cast: Adi Lokesh, Yaamini Sharma, Umashri, Rangayana Raghu and Sharath Lohithashwa; Music Director: Venkat-Narayan; Rating: *
Adi Lokesh made a big name through the blockbuster film 'Jogi' directed by Prem in which he played the role of a gangster Bidda. Director Vishwa thought of catching on his popularity in Bidda's role and scripted this film, which also introduced Adi as the hero.
With an illogical story and nonsensical narration, Vishwa has made another cheap and perverse film. The gory elements in the film were expected because of the 'A' certificate but violence seen in the film is certainly sickening. And the so called message that comes across the film from beginning to the end is utterly laughable and shows the bankruptcy of commonsense in the writer-director of the film.
'Bidda' may well compete with the worst gangster films made in Kannada. While most of the so called gangster films made in Kannada are below-ordinary fares, this one takes the cake for being nonsensical too. How can you explain this sequence? The young boy who wants to pursue studies is advised by elders that he commits some juvenile crime to get free education from a government-owned remand home. And the young person commits the crime also.
The dialogues of the film are cheap and are a real nightmare. Even many sequences are narrated in bad taste.
Bidda is brought up by a labourer who finds it difficult to admit him to school. He commits a crime and grows to become a gangster. And then follows mindless mayhem with lot of gangsters and his opponents getting killed. His lover, however, wants him to be reformed. He reforms, but finally meets his end when he is killed by an unknown person trying to avenge the death of his father.
Adi Lokesh uses underworld lingo in his dialogues, but fails to deliver goods otherwise. Yaamini Sharma proves that she is a non-performing actress. Rangayana Raghu is theatrical. Except for veterans like Umashri and Jai Jagadish who have portrayed their roles tolerably, all the other artistes are totally ineffective.
Neither Venkat-Narayan's music nor Manohar's camera work qualify for any appreciation. A thoroughly incompetent venture which can be avoided.