Thursday, October 14, 2010

Unintentionally Insipid :: Manasaare

Dear reader,

This seems to be a month to get after the esteemed Kannada film maker Mr. Yograj Bhat. I had already posted a blog taking a shot at the man for dishing out a plate like 'Pancharangi' but this time, after watching what I was told was a very popular 2009 movie - 'Manasaare' - last night, I just had to use a different way to explain myself. Its an experiment, I know, but I still hope it is entertaining. :)

Please feel free to click on the strip below (might take a little time to load!) to view the entire enlarged version of the comic strip. It is in English for purposes of a wider audience. If for some reason it does not load according to your liking then you can always go to the direct link here.

Also, if you've seen the movie and have a different take on it than I do, you know there is a comments box right below. ;)


11 reflections:

ಮೂರ್ಖ ಶಿಖಾಮಣಿ said...

ವಾಹ್ ರೆ ವಾಹ್! ಸೂಪರ್! ತುಂಬ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದೆ ಸಾರ್ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಈ ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯ ಚಿತ್ರ! ಭಟ್ಟರಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕ ಶಾಸ್ತಿ ಮಾಡಿದೀರಾ! ಸಕ್ಕತ್!ಮನಸಾರೆ ಒಂದು ಡಬ್ಬ ಚಿತ್ರ ಸಾರ್. ಹೀಗೆ ಆದ್ರೆ ಭಟ್ಟರ ಚಿತ್ರ ಭಟ್ಟರೆ ನೋಡ್ಬೇಕು ಅಷ್ಟೇ!

ShaK said...

@Moorkha S

Thank you, sir. :) Glad you liked the satire. But I doubt anything will change in the movie making process in our state despite such attempts.



Srikanth said...

I have not seen the movie and cannot comment much on the movie or the review, but I liked the innovative experiment of presenting a movie review as a cartoon strip.
This sort of animated-review is first time in the history of Kannada film industry I suppose.
Kudos to ShaKri.

ShaK said...


Haha. Thanks mate! Felt good to know it could potentially be first of its kind. And needless to say, you might want to skip the movie now. ;)



NRK said...

Ha ha, first of the kind SK. Nice work & good start.
I happend to watch this movie in CA last Jan and your strip tickled my memory cells... hope this sets the trend for movie reviews so that audience can decide to watch or skip :)

Just to share, before the movie started there were umpteen trailers on the AKKA program that was scheduled for July in Chicago. Our honb'le CM Yeddi requested everyone to participate in large numbers and also said he would fly with a delegation from Blore for the occasion. Someone in the audience shouted "will you be the CM in power till then?? think over...". Think that guy was almost there :p
I remember only this and nothing of the movie!!!

TL said...

yep..can't agree with you more on the movie.....Comic stripe is hilarious..

KK said...

Mr. ShaKri ಗೆ ಮಾಡೊಕೆ ಬೇರೆ ಏನು ಕೆಲಸ ಇಲ್ಲ ಅನ್ಸತ್ತೆ! ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಈ ತರಹದ blog ಮಾಡಿರೊದು, ಯಾವುದೋ ಒಂದು ವಿಷಯ ತಗೊಂಡು, ಅದರ cartoons ಮಾಡ್ಕೊಂಡು ಜನರ comments ನ expect ಮಾಡ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

@ ಮೂರ್ಖ ಶಿಖಾಮಣಿ, ನಿಮ್ಮ username ತರಹನೇ ನೀವೊಬ್ಬ ಮೂರ್ಖನೇ ಸರಿ!

ಯಾರೆ ಒಬ್ಬರಿಗೆ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರವಾಗಲಿ ಅಥವ ಬೇರೆ ಏನೇ ಆಗಲಿ ಇಷ್ಟವಾಗ್ಲಿಲ್ಲವೆಂದರೆ ಅದು ಅವರ ವಯಕ್ತಿಕ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯವೆ ಹೊರತು ನಿಜವಾಗಲು ಆ ಚಿತ್ರ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದು ಹೇಳುವುದು ಸರಿಯಲ್ಲ.

ಇಷ್ಟಕ್ಕು ನಿಜವಾಗಲೂ "ಮನಸಾರೆ" ಚಿತ್ರವು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿಲ್ಲವೆಂದಿದ್ದರೇ.., ಅದು flop ಆಗಬೆಕಿತ್ತು.
ಆದರೇ ಅದು ಯಶಸ್ವಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ಜನರಿಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟವಾಗಿದೆ.

ಇಂತಹ blog ಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಏಳಿಗೆಗೆ support ಮಾಡಬೇಕೆ ಹೊರತು ಮುಳ್ಳಾಗಬಾರದು.
Mr.Srikanth (One of the commenter here) ನಂತಹವರ ದಾರಿ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಬಾರದು.

ShaK said...


You said it yourself in your comment that liking/disliking a movie is a personal choice. Hence, writing my review as I see fit(either through words or through a comic strip) is *my* choice too, isn't it? Then why should it be that what you think is correct and what I wrote is not? Simple as that.

Plus,you didn't even bother to supply any arguments that justify why this movie was 'successful'. Hence, your feedback is nothing more than a pointless rant.

And if indeed this pathetic movie was successful in Karnataka then I am more convinced of the reasons that are helping dish out one mediocre movie after another.



Vinayaka S Aradhyamatha said...

illi asto jangalige bhattara bagge sariyagi gottilla...davavittu tilidu bareiri....idi industry biddaga eddunilliso takattu bhatta chitanegalige ide...kannadavanna aredu kududidare battaru...avaru bareuva hadugalige estu adhyana madirabeku...astu tilidirabeku antha gotta geleyare...itaha obba....adbutha director ondiro..namma kannda industry dhanya....budget mukkya alla....navu enu kodtivi ellavannu estu channagi toristivi...direction, writting, screen play, story..this are important....duniya, eddelu manjunatha, matha ivella kammi budget na cinimagale gotta...adre blockbaster advu..yake...adu directorna samarthya...ieddelu manjunatha kevala 93 laksha, galisiddu 5 koti mele..adu punching andre...pancharangi idakku double..bhattara cinimagalannu...chikkavaru/doddavaruanno bedavullade nodabahudu...glamar illade cinime mado...avarige gottu...innu bekadastide..avarabagge helodu..nijavaglu...intha director namma punya..hondirodu kannda nadu

Vinayaka S Aradhyamatha said...

illi kottiruva...commentgalu...1% nija illa....anekarige bhattara bagge gotte illa.....sumne comment madbedu please...avaru sabhaya director, writter...and other all...!! avaru andare kannada endartha.

Vinayaka S Aradhyamatha said...

industry biddaga kanndiganagi mele yattidakke olle gourava kodta idira.....dhanyavadagalu...illi kottiruva commentgalige.0.% belenu illa...istara mele gottagutte...ondu sanna ajji kate bariyo yogyte illadru...obba maha vektiyanna...hangisoke kammi enilla....bhattara bagge gotilla andre yavando antha giichabedi.