This is a remake of Malayalam original ‘Bodyguard’. It was released in
January 2010 in Kerala state. The Kannada version is appearing after
Salman Khan ‘Bodyguard’ in Hindi.
‘Bodyguard’ is all about the protagonist Jayakrishna (Jaggesh) belief
that the injustice could be sorted out only by power in hand.
Jayakrishna comes to Agrahara at a time when the attack is made on
Ashokanna (Gurudut) the biggest don. Fearlessly Jayakrishna fights
against the enemies and saves the life of Ammu (Daisy Shah) and her
mother. That lands him as a trusted personality and the job becomes easy
for Jayakrishna. He gets the ‘Bodyguard’ post of the don. Soon he is
asked to join the college with Ammu daughter of don. Ammu has to
complete final year in the college and she is protected by Jayakrishna.
Jayakrishna also studies his balance of final year with Ammu as his
The immense attachment Ammu shows later on develops in to love. Ammu has
a private number and the prank she commits later become very serious
for her in life. The telephone call Ammu makes to Jayakrishna
complicates and it goes to the extent of proposal. Jayakrishna is
innocent in this case. To save the life of Jayakrishna it is Ammu who
sends her friend Poorna (Spoorthi).
Jayakrishna mistook Poorna as his caller all these days. Poorna also
uses the opportunity deceiving her friend Ammu. After eight years
Jayakrishna comes to see Ashokanna with his son Siddarth. Ashokanna
urged Jayakrishna to give life to Ammu who is still unmarried.
It is a diary in the custody of his son Siddarth that Jayakrishna reads
and knows what went wrong in his life and accepts Ammu.
This film is very emotional in the last 20 minutes especially when Ammu
sends her friend to reach the railway station and pretend as Jayakrishna
telephonic girl friend.
The film as for as the image of Jaggesh is concerned, it is a graduation
in role for him but this is not what his fans want. Jaggesh means
comedy good dialogues and his histrionics are the best part of his
career so far in 130 films. Jaggesh collecting tears is difficult to
The telephone call between Ammu and Jayakrishna episode is similar to
what we have seen in ‘Beladingala Baale’ Kannada cinema of director
Sunilkumar Desai. In that film the stranger (female) is not revealed
even in the end and Ananthnag character on the last chance of seeing
decides not to see his heart throb. The audience are also not shown the
Here in this film ‘Bodyguard’ the call from private number comes to
Jaggesh but the voice he is not able to identify after so many
telephonic chats. That is of course the innocence of the character.
Jaggesh coming to college at this age is not convincing. Jaggesh
physique comes in the way. Had he further trimmed his extra muscles on
face it could have been appreciable. The close ups are not so pleasant.
The importance given to the diary is debatable. How come the diary comes
to the eight year son Siddarth and not noticed by the father. There is a
statement that only son has to see this diary. At a very young age this
aspect is not acceptable.
In the modern days the waiting of the female protagonist for eight years
is something unusual. These are the days of exchange of wives and
living together zamana. Educated Ammu living alone for eight years
without any change in her looks – so is the case with Ashokanna is the
glaring mistake of this film.
There is a change in the make up for Jaggesh but not for others. Is it
because he is hero of the film? Jaggesh home banner made a film called
‘Make Up’ in Singeetham Srinivasa Rao direction. They have forgotten
make up for artists here is something not expected.
There is no doubt that Jaggesh is a good performer in the emotional
scenes. The face looks swollen in the close up. In some of the shots no
care is taken for the makeup of the face of Jaggesh. The emotional
journey is not that feasible for Jaggesh and it does not serve the
purpose of box office for this actor.
Dasi Shah is very fat on the screen. She is in excess of her physique.
She looks taller than Jaggesh. In some of the costumes it leaves a
feeling that whether she is the heroine of this film. Spoorthi has
nothing much. Gurudut as villain Ashokanna looks jaded.
Sadhu Kokila comedy track with Jaggesh is worth enjoyable.
It is a win for Vinayachandra. He has given three lovely melodies in
which Khailash Kher song is going to stay among the front benchers for
long. Julu Julu….and Ellindhe Bandhe Rajakumari are impressive.
Vinaychandra has a great future ahead if he maintains the same tempo in
his forthcoming assignments.
Cameraman Ashok V Raman who showed expertise in ‘Eddelu Manjunatha’ has
given his best from the technical strength given to him.
Rajendra Karanth dialogues at places are funny. Editing is good and
action compositions are well done.
Last but not the Least – Love is lost not life is lost!
NOT GUARDED WELL! Score – 2.5/5
Banner: Gururaja Films Cast:Jaggesh, Daisy Shah, Spoorthi, Gurudut, Sadhu Kokila, Bank
Janardhan, Jeevan, Vinaychandra and others. Music: Vinaychandra Cinematography: Ashok V RamanProducers: Smt Parimala Jaggesh and
Jaggesh Direction: TA Anand.
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