Following a little disappointment with Lingaa, filmmaker KS Ravikumar had a pressure to make commendable comeback and yes, he does it with Mundinja Ivana Pudi. The film made bilingually in Kannada and Tamil features Sudeep, Nithya Menen and Prakash Raj in lead roles.
The film has a simple plot of cat and mouse chase between some characters that predominantly involves the baddie and the mother of all baddies, both played by Sudeep himself. The film goes through an enthralling phase of screenplay, where at places during the first half, there are some unexpected twists and surprises, with an ultimate intermission that throws up more astonishment. The second half unveiling the knots one by one gives into best impact with a convincing climax.
Right from the beginning of the film, Sudeep keeps scoring brownie points and the claps and whistles turn relentless upon him, especially in Kannada version as his fans are gratified to the core. Nithya Menen has nothing much to perform with her minimal scope as a stereotypical heroine as in all commercial movies. Sai Ravi as a cop keeps entertaining the audiences. Although Satish appears in little portions, his role is convincing.
Imman’s musical score could have been better and there is nothing much to expect from the technical team.
On the whole, Mudinja Ivana Pudi keeps you enthralled in many portions and it is worth watching for the tickets you buy.
Verdict: Time pass movie that doesn’t disappoint