2006 August was ‘Jogi’ and 2011 August is ‘Jogaiah’ – the mother
sentiment in the memory of Mahadeva – Protagonist Shivarajakumar is
intact. It is shown via bangles. Otherwise the emergence of Jogaiah -
free after arrest on his way to Dubai is a vicious clash of politicians,
police and underworld in a nutshell.
Mahadeva released from the clutches of legal hassles says ‘Bangalore
belongs to him’. He rules the underworld because already his name has
been used by the existing underworld. The ruling government seeks the
support of underworld but Jogaiah stands apart.
Why Jogaiah remains away is very clear. He is not happy with the
government. Lot of deals the politicians make with underworld now comes
under the net of Jogaiah.
The cable, construction, Gold, Travel, club and international mafia is
under the control of Jogaiah. Jogaiah has the strong weakness too. He
melts down when a mother ask for the life of her son. In one of the
cases Jogaiah is looking for the head of Appanna but his mother begs for
her son life.
The rule of Jogaiah is uncontrollable and he is the kingpin. Finally his
own men send him to an isolated place where he receives severe
injuries. To the surprise of everyone Jogaiah recovers. Now the people
are in complete support to Jogaiah because they are fed up of the
government. Jogaiah says he does not want to become a leader. He recalls
the statement of his mother ‘Live from your work but not from corrupt
practice’. Each one is a leader and then only good governance is
possible. Permit me to live like an ordinary citizen addresses Jogaiah.
Jogaiah has a waiting Vidhya who has discarded her marriage on the
marriage day and came looking for him. That is the reunion of Jogaiah
and Vidhya, curtains down.
The magnum opus of director Prem, 100th film of Shivarajakumar is good
in parts. The single emotion of Jogaiah is what most astonishing point
from director Prem.
Jogaiah is always cool and composed and the lively aspects are found
only in the village portions of the film where Jogaiah works in the
Director Prem has done what superstar Upendra’s film ‘Super’ attempted –
giving power to the people. The handling the current day politics is
what Upendra has also done it in ‘Super’. Upendra has shown resort
politics of the ruling BJP government and opposition.
In this ‘Jogaiah’ director Prem brings in look like characters for BS
Yediyurappa (former chief minister) HD Kumaraswamy, Reddy brothers is
brought here as Naidu brothers.
Bringing politics, soaking it with underworld and not giving power to
the police precisely director has showed that he is confused. The
concrete step from the protagonist is not clear. Whereas Upendra in
‘Super’ has showed how Indian will be at 2030.
Director Prem has not brought in enough comedy and not showed the
superstar Shivarajakumar in the acceptable format. The designing and
schemes of underworld – there is nothing unusual.
Throughout the film where was the need to show Shivarajakumar in rugged
looks or in sorrow mood. A hero should not be an underdog in the
commercial format of cinema.
The using of tricks in the screenplay would have avoided the main
drawback of the film.
The first half is not a lively and kicking one for the audience. That is
made tolerable because of three songs. In the second half the feast of
underworld is given for the front benchers. In one of the killing spree
Jogaiah hold the long sharp edge weapon more than dozen people are
killed. In the song with historical looks for the protagonist the heads
roll and killing is barbaric.
There is only struggle in this film but not the substance. The rocking
hero of Kannada cinema Shivarajakumar even today is not properly made
use by director Prem.
As a matter of fact the questionable aspect Legend of Underworld…as the
caption – protagonist comes down praying in front of the people that he
wants to live like ordinary citizen.
For the legend of underworld it is not just enough if he is shown as a
killing agent. The significant moves without killing is what expected
and this part of intelligence would have brought some shine to the
character of Shivarajakumar too.
Shivarajakumar is emotional best once again. Shivarajakumar as century
star from this film carries the film on his shoulders but he should have
taken care on his looks and costumes. Throughout the film with beard,
long hair passing on sorrow looks – lively only in songs and dance is
not a fitting selection for his 100th film. Pooja Gandhi has a short
presence that is not convincing.
In the real life – Kannada filmdom Shivarajakumar is asked to take the
leadership. He has been telling it is not for him. That shown in the
The mismatch is Sumit Kaur Atwal. She looks very ordinary and the
dubbing artist has helped her to some extent. Navya, Gururaja Hoskote,
Punga remain in the memory. There are a few artists who just come and
The film stands and lives mainly because of V Harikrishna music. The
interest director Prem has taken in showcasing his songs in the film, he
has not shown on his screenplay and some tricky elements required badly
for the film.
V Harikrishna songs are on top of the chart. Kempegowdra
Urallli…..Odolo…..Kuri Kolinu Shanivasa Somwara….Kuyyangilla…..Jogaiah
title track are splendid.
Cameraman Nandakumar MU has struggled hard. The editing, special
effects, graphics are superb in the song portions. In the light and dark
handling Nandakumar has shown he is a competent craftsman.
Last but not the Least – Underworld gives life only in
Jogaiah Movie Review Rating: 3/5
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