Director: Ravi Srivatsa
Cast: Sathish Ninasam, Yamuna Srinidhi, Shivamani, Ayyappa, Roshini Prakash, Giriraj, Pooja Lokesh, Bhavana Rao.
For the past few months, all sorts of tigers (movies with the word Tiger in it) have literally threatened to attack the ‘minds’ of the courageous audience who dared to venture to such showings. However, after watching this wild saga — Tiger Galli, it must be said that the other movies were far better, and spared the audience serious indigestion. Even Puttagowri’s character from the popular Kannada TV soap Puttagowri Maduve, who is known and trolled for her amazing skills of miraculously escaping death, including her recent deep jungle encounter with a snake and a ferocious tiger, may find it hard to survive this wild escapade.
In short, it’s all wild, loud and there is no escape! The Tiger Galli story, screenplay and dialogue writer has churned out a ludicrous tale that seeks the intervention of the supreme powers to overcome the sheer torture of it! So, it automatically qualifies in the top 10 of the ‘most torturous full-length feature films’ in Kannada ever!
The director claims that his ‘tiger tale’ is inspired by an infamous dead-end corner, in the heart of Bengaluru that was marred by anti-social elements during the 80s when the Bengaluru underworld was raging, is the prime focus. However, the 80s timeline in this film already sports smartphones, swanky bikes, cars and gizmos of the current era. Even if these cinematic mistakes amongst tonnes of other questionable elements are neglected, the wild imagination of the makers while portraying a chief minister, police officials and a judge in such an illogical and senseless fashion is hard to digest.
Describing the gist of this tale is a challenging task, but in short, it revolves around the protagonist Vishnu and his mother, who live a normal life near the infamous wild corner! The director refers to it as Tiger Galli. A rubber stamp chief minister controlled by his own son while backing an evil rowdy to run his scams is where the wild run starts, and from then on it is unexplainable, and unbearable pain that ensues.
Almost every character is greatly influenced by dialogue king Saikumar’s mannerism and it’s LOUD! Vishnu’s love interest does not speak but always moans; a mother who always screams her lungs test the limits of human ear-drums. This can be a fun watch if screened in countries where the use of marijuana is legal! Strictly not for those whose mental health is their priority.