‘Love 360’ movie review: Melodrama and disjointed writing ruined everything

Had the story been sharp and nuanced, Shashank would have been able to grab the attention of the audience.

Had the story been sharp and nuanced, Shashank would have been able to grab the attention of the audience.

Shashank, known for making films with intense love stories like Mogina Mansu, krishnan love storyAnd krishna-leelabrings a little solace to the audience with his latest, love 360, This Kannada-Telugu bilingual film aims to prove that true love has a 360-degree impact.

It is the unconditional passionate love story of childhood friends and fellow orphans Ram (Praveen Kumar) and Janki (Rachna Inder) and how they stand up for each other in every situation. Janaki suffers from a mental disorder called dissociative amnesia, which here is simply called memory loss. Ram diligently protects her from all the evils of the society, which is against the idea of ​​love. Ram nurtures the dream of marrying her after her recovery. However, their life takes an unexpected turn when Janki gets caught up in a serious crime and becomes a suspect for the police. How and how Ram will save Janki keeps the audience hooked.

Love 360 ​​(Kannada)

direction: Moon

Throw: Praveen Kumar, Rachna Inder, Gopalkrishna Deshpande, Sukanya Girish, Kavya Shastri, Danny Kuttappa

Duration: 135 minutes

StoryRam and Janki, who grew up together in an orphanage, face innumerable obstacles in their path of love.

It won’t be a surprise if one finds similarities between the South Korean film Mother (2009), Bong Joon-ho and . By love 360 Melodrama may remind you of Balu Mahendra moondrum crushing Too.

Shashank presents a thrilling love story that transcends the elements of a thriller that makes the audiences swoon in their seats. However, those who saw him will be a little disappointed by the overly melodramatic performances of the cast. Because of this, the message the director wanted to convey gets blurred. While the treatment of the mental health issue could have been better, the narration needed proper logic to convince the audience.

Though Gokarna has been used as the backdrop of the film, none of the characters imbibe the flavor of the place to make the narrative authentic. If this was achieved with the support of the visual language that the material demands, the film would have been more convincing. Still, Shashank has infused all the commercial elements to please the audience.

Not much can be said about debutant Praveen’s performance. While he is good at action sequences, he struggles in dramatic sequences which prove crucial to the character of Ram. There is a visual effort on Rachna’s part to get into the character. Of course, the supporting cast also deserves their fair share of credit in lifting the film. Cinematographer Abhilash Kalathi’s frames also provide the much needed support to the narration. Jagwe Neenu Gelathie… The song, sung by Sid Sriram and sung by Arjun Gyan, makes a lasting impression.