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U Turn (Kannada, 2016)

A young journalist intern Rachana starts covering a story about a flyover in Bangalore and the traffic hazards that are caused by motorists breaking rules. Her internship takes a surreptitious turn when she is listed as one of the suspects in the mysterious death of a person who she is not acquainted to. What follows is a suspense-filled, edge-of-the-seat thriller that unfurls immense drama, mystery and thrilling moments.

Language:
Kannada
Running Time:
120 min
Rating:
U/A
Release date:
8 April 2016
Directed by:
Pawan Kumar
Produced by:
Pawan Kumar
Written by:
Pawan Kumar
Starring:
Shraddha Srinath
Radhika Chetan
Dilip Raj
Roger Narayan
Music by:
Poornachandra Tejaswi
Shot by:
Satya Hegde
Advaith Gurmurthy
Siddharth Suni
Editing by:
Suresh
Distributed by:
Shiladitya Bora

What’s Hot

  • Pawan Kumar’s ‘loophole-less’ script and exciting take on story-telling is a new high for Kannada movie followers. The director has to be applauded for shooting a straight arrow and not deviating from the storyline by giving into the temptations of commercial elements and in the process conveys a tremendous message as well.
  • The flick is laced with a fair dosage of elements that make it quite an enjoyable ride and the not-so-predictable sequence of events fuels more interest in the minds of the audience, keeping them glued to their seats.
  • Shraddha Srinath’s Kannada debut will indeed be a memorable one as the actress throws in a really striking performance. She exhibits the right amount of emotions and looks pleasing to the eye as well.
  • Roger Narayan plays the role of the cop to perfection. As a cop who articulates well in English, having a fair amount of intelligence and also possessing the ability to think as a common man when his career is at stake, he does enough justice to the character and has come a long way from his earlier sitcom roles to the one where he becomes one of the pillars of the movie.
  • After her role in RangiTaranga, Radhika Chetan essays a cameo that is bound to give her further recognition in the Kannada movie industry. Dilip Raj, Skanda, Krishna and Naveen have neatly played out their parts and kudos to the director for attaching sufficient importance to every character in the movie.
  • Poornachandra Tejaswi’s background score lends enough strength to the flick and deserves a special mention.

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In an age where the quality of the movies in the industry has been degrading with every movie release and there is a huge clamor for quality of the content, U-turn is a welcome change. Devoid of superfluous commercial rudiments and a strong storyline that is well etched by artists who breathe lives into the roles, U-turn is a movie that cannot be missed.

2017-04-17T16:09:20+00:00 2016|Other Languages|1 Comment
  • CJ

    Nice review!! Looking forward to U-Turn 🙂