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Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale Kasaragodu Movie Review: An Enjoyable Film With An Important Sociological Message

Reviewed by: Sharath Byloli
Rating: 3.5/5
Star Cast: Ananth Nag, Ranjan, Sampath, Pramod Shetty, Saptha
Director: Rishab Shetty
After almost a year and a half, the director of “Kirik Party” is back again with what was assumed to be a blockbuster even before its release because of its hype it had created through its music and its trailer, and I think the movie has stood for all its expectations and sure to be a hit.
SHPSK is a beautifully crafted piece of work in which the story revolves around in a government school of a small district called Kasaragod. Everything is going on smoothly, until when the teacher comes and starts to teach in Malayalam. Later it comes to light that the district now belonged to Kerala and the school will be teaching only in Malayalam. The students plan to stage a protest against the government which they call as the “Ugra Horata”, for which the parents and the localities don’t seem to bother much. Praveena, a student who has been in the same class for a few years seems to be the most effected one as his crush Pallavi leaves Kasaragod to continue her studies in Mangaluru. Now, Ananth Nag gives his entry as a retired teacher who comes in aid of the students for their protest, his entry takes the film to a next new level with his acting and his screen presence. The rest of the story is better should be seen than told.

Coming to technical aspects, Rishab Shetty has done a great job in portraying a children film as a commercial film and nowhere in the film do we audience feel that we are left out. The dialogues are written by Ondu Motteya Kathe fame Raj B Shetty and it revolves around with a typical south canera accent and its just a treat to hear the children speak. Music is a major part of the film that has helped Rishab to hold all the elements together and the newbie Vasuki Vaibhav has done a great job in that. There is nothing to speak about the BGM as its composed by none other than Ajneesh Loknath. Coming to the acting part, Rishab has done a great job in filling life into the characters of the children, as its very difficult to portray a complete film with just children in the lead and  as I told earlier Rishab has crafted it very well. And its just a treat to watch Ananth sir act, as we can just sit back and enjoy when he comes on the screen, there is nothing else we can do.
Even though the film has so many positives, there is nothing that is perfect rite? Well , in this case the film seems to be being a bit dragged or seems to be a bit slow in the second half but it recovers in the climax and even though the songs are all just lovely but a few may feel that it could have been a bit less.
On the whole SHPSK is surely a package of entertainment that you would not want to miss, make sure you book your tickets this weekend and cherish those moments that brings a nostalgic feeling of your school days.