Raju is the average young small town boy who has dreams of doing something big in life. Through each phase in his life he learns valuable lessons. But will those little tidbits help him understand the larger purpose of life? He scored excellent marks with his previous venture ‘First Rank Raju’, focusing on the effects of our educational system on the young minds.
Director Naresh has dealt with the core subject on life through the journey of an ordinary boy who migrates from a remote village with his education being in Kannada medium and lands in Bengaluru. Fortunately, he doesn’t end up in bad company unlike the majority of such characters in the recent past in Sandalwood’s history.
There is hardly anything to complain with regard to making as it captures the serene beauty of nature in the first part of the innocent phase. When Raju turns 16, he seeks answer to a question treasured by his father. In the quest for the most important thing in life, he encounters hard realities which makes him change his mind until the end.
In fact, it is the first half which runs quick to the point unlike the rest which is a bit of time-consuming affair. It treads on the path explaining the philosophy with Kiccha Sudeep portraying a catalyst character, instilling faith in Raju. Gurunandan, who continues the subtle and innocent mannerisms of Raju from the rank venture, is the main attraction.
The film has some memorable cameos, especially the one involving Suchendra Prasad. The film has some good cinematography. The songs too are catchy. Sudeep’s cameo is quite crucial plot, but the filmmaker has chosen to add a lot of extra twists that stretch the film to some rather bizarre locations and one sees quite some unbelievable things on screen. Watch it of you like slapstick humour and a loaded dose of PJs.