Starring : Ragini Prajwal
Directed by : Raghu Samarth
Produced by : Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar, M Govinda
Music by : Vasuki Vaibhav
Cinematography : Sugnaan
Edited by : Srikanth
So, continuing the series of reviewing movies and shows during the lockdown period, our today’s pick is the Kannada film Law which is produced by Puneet Raj Kumar’s wife. The film is available on Prime Video and let’s see how it is.
What’s it about
Nandini(Ragini Prajwal) is a law student who files a case that she has been gang-raped by three men. At first, the cops take it easy but later, they file the case against the suspects who belong to rich families. The case is given to a cop Parthasarathy Brahma (Hebbale Krishna) who, in his investigation finds out a shocking truth about the rape. What is the secret that the cop finds out? Will Nandini win her case and put culprits behind bars? That forms the story.
Ragini does well as a rape survivor and also the lady who fights her own case. She had to showcase a lot of vulnerability and the actress does it quite effectively. After the not so engaging narration, the film is ended on a sensible note and this looks good. Parthasarathy, who plays the investigating cop is good in his role.
The issues that rape victims go through on a daily basis be it facing the cops or people in the society have been showcased well. The BGM is decent and the production values are okay. The court scenes are handled well.
The premise is good and has good twists on paper but all of that is not executed well on the screen. The director acts smart and tries to induce way too many twists and was not necessary at all. These twists are predictable and once the main point is out, the film becomes dull.
The film has some indications of Jyothika’s Ponmagal Vandhal and few other web series where the female lead takes on the system for some past incidents that happened to her. The narration is jaded and does not give that kind of a thrill. Though the scenes look good but you have seen them in many films and shows and so, these scenes do not excite you much.
Overall, Law is a courtroom drama that looks solid on paper. But its execution is below par as the makers try way too hard to bring the twists which do not work and are predictable. The performances are decent and climax is handled well. Apart from this, there is nothing much to look forward to in this Kannada film during this lockdown and can be left alone.
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