Director: Many Swaraj
Cast: Sadhu Kokila, Ravishankar Gowda, Kuri Prathap, Chikkanna, Sruthi Hariharan
Amidst serious and logical experiments, senseless entertainment in the name of horror-comedy has been a sigh of relief to those audience, who seek nothing but a quick time pass to laugh their hearts out. And, Mane Maratakkide, a remake of Telugu hit film Anando Brahma serves the exact purpose with loads of humour attached to it for two hours.
With a perfect borrowed script, four leading actors well versed in comedy - Sadhu Kokila, Ravishankar Gowda, Kuri Prathap, Chikkanna justify their casting, which is tailor made to their onscreen image.
A fun version of horror is the essence of this one from Manju Swaraj, who keeps it mostly original while tweaking a bit for the Kannada audience. Whereas the story is concerned, it is pretty imaginary which revolves around a haunted house.
It is the unique characterisation which holds the trump card with able portrayal of the same. The four quirky guys, who are in need of money end up taking up the job to disprove that a house is not a haunted one.
The first half is more or else a platform to set the stage for the funny act mixed with some real good horror post interval. The illogical horror-comedy is the actual hero of this film which guarantees everyone their share of laughter. Watch out for Sruthi Hariharan, who is too happy to scare the four eccentrics. Looking for some senseless entertainment? Then, do visit this house-full comedy on sale.