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Mugulu Nage movie review: Smile with a teary end

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHASHIPRASAD SM
Published Sep 1, 2017, 7:22 pm IST
Updated Sep 1, 2017, 7:22 pm IST
A cute love story wrapped with family bonding departs with a sad note but minus the tears!
Still from the film
 Still from the film
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Director: Yogaraj Bhat

Cast: Ganesh, Apoorva Arora, Ashika, Nikitha Narayan, Amulya, Achyuth Kumar, Rangayana Raghu, Dharmanna Kadur, Chandan Achar

 

This time, Yogaraj Bhat’s central character is someone who just cannot cry since his birth. So, naturally the focus is upon building a tale to make him cry, and what better way to do so, is by breaking his heart not once but thrice before he finally breaks down.

Both Yogaraj and Ganesh reunite after a decade to recreate their magic but it turns out to an ordinary venture with mixed feelings. While some part of the film looks refreshing and is emotionally packed with a reason to smile, the remainder is dragged on with the director’s usual tidbit formula.

It starts with the parents of Pulkeshi (Ganesh) worried over his inability to cry. Medically there is nothing wrong. However, the Pulkeshi faces his first emotional test when he falls in love with a girl. A cute love story wrapped with family bonding departs with a sad note but minus the tears!

Soon, the protagonist finds solace in another girl, a guitarist based in Pondicherry. It is now the cinematographer who takes control over the tale till there is another twist to it. This one too falls apart with the girl’s disinterest in marriage. If the inability to cry is Mugulu Nage’s recipe, the multiple love failures are the main ingredient in it. There are other minor characters such as the one portrayed by Achyuth Kumar as Pulakeshi’s father, who secretly admires his son, and a gang of college friends provide some relief in between the tearless tale.

Apart from his usual emotional act, Ganesh looks stylish with a new hairdo, and the ladies does a pretty job especially Apoorva with her coastal village girl’s avatar with an impressive dialect. Amulya who plays a cameo is the happy ending post the teary affair. As this one may remind one’s ex-lover/lovers, it is highly recommended to carry a piece of cloth or tissue to wipe away those lovely tears unless suffering from the inability to cry!

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