Director: Dayal Padmanabhan
Music: Manikantha Kadri
The action queen of Sandalwood, Malashree, who ruled the industry in the late 80s and 90s, has managed to entice her die-hard fans back to theatres with her new release. Gharshane is well made but for a few drawbacks. It banks upon the popularity of the actress who is often seen these days in more or less the same role — as a cop or an underdog who fights the villain.
While portraying her favourite character, Malashree is at her best in Gharshane. While investigating a “curious” case as a CCB police officer, the film involves the usual fights performed by her. The first half takes off with an element of suspense but the second half, slows the pace and is disappointing.
The director seems to have come to a point in his career where he feels only sex and crime sells. He has attempted to portray a few characters in a realistic manner, with the image of a tough and honest cop. Like most recent films, Gharshane too promised a lot, and could have been the first hit in 2014, but with the lack of enough material in the latter half of the film, it falls short. The dialogues penned by first-timer Shyam Prasad, are good, which complement the image of a tough cop for Kanasina Rani Malashree.
The movie starts on a macabre note with chopped hands displayed at a public park. With the serious nature of the crime, the case gets transferred to CCB. Malashree who is given the responsibility of cracking the case, has a worry of her own, as her sister goes missing. Even as she unravels the mystery, the investigation faces many challenges. The suspense of the missing girls is worth a watch and a must for die-hard fans of Malashree. The remix version of the hit number from "Nanjundi Kalyana" is another reason to watch it.