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For Regn movie review: Unimaginative writing and stale comedy spoil this Pruthvi Ambaar and Milana Nagaraj-led flick

For Regn movie review: Naveen Dwarakanath's debut directorial is supposed to be a relationship drama, but there's no palpable drama in it.

For Regn movie review: Unimaginative writing and stale comedy spoil this Pruthvi Ambaar and Milana Nagaraj-led flick
Pruthvi Ambaar and Milana Nagaraj in For Regn's Kaddu Kaddu

Last Updated: 01.18 PM, Feb 24, 2024


For Regn story: Ashu (Pruthvi Ambaar) and Anvi (Milana Nagaraj) are in mediation at a family court as part of their divorce proceedings. A couple that fell in love and got married without telling their families, Ashu and Anvi have to go through the rigmarole of an actual traditional wedding, once his parents and her mother are made aware of their relationship. The wedding is something their folks want to see, which will also serve as an eyewash for the extended family to remain blissfully unaware of their already married status.


Nitpicking relatives trying to throw a spanner in the works causes some friction, but breaking point comes when Ashu suddenly becomes all cold and distant, while dealing with something that he can’t share with the person he’s chosen to spend his life with. Are Ashu and Anvi at the point of no return or is there hope on the horizon for the couple?

For Regn review: At the ticket counter of the nearest multiplex, I was surprised when the only seats available for Pruthvi Ambaar and Milana Nagaraj’s For Regn were in the first three rows. Not bad, I thought - the Rs 99 pricing on National Cinema Day was working for the film. I could not be more wrong. Turns out, tickets had been bought in bulk (no prizes for guessing by who), with no one actually occupying those rows. While I made myself comfortable at another row later, this was the first red flag for the film – such gimmicks to show houseful and fast filling status are quite deplorable.

As for the film, well, the less said the better. Debutant director Naveen Dwarakanath had an immensely talented cast on board, all of who (with the exception of Tabla Nani, perhaps), are wasted in roles that are bizarre. Take, for instance, P Ravi Shankar as the mediator in a family court, whose goofy lawyer act is quite the travesty; if it was meant to be funny, well, that failed at a colossal level. In fact, I was half expecting Naveen to have Ravi Shankar float around with a bow and arrow, a la Cupid. You get the drift, right!

The cast, including the lead pair, Pruthvi and Milana, supporting actors like Sudha Belawadi, Babu Hiranaiah, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Ramesh Bhat, among others, cannot be faulted for the unimaginative writing in the script, but just what did they find so appealing in this tale? Beats me!

The comedy, much of which revolves around a ‘performance-enhancing’ product that Pruthvi, as Ashu, markets is so stale, it almost reeks. And worse still is the supposed conflict in the tale. A hero in trouble, unable to communicate it with near-and-dear ones, so much so that he alienates them, and then tries to deal with it on his own is also a done-to-death trope. The conflict resolution is the most laughable bit of the film.

For Regn verdict: When the inches of heels on the leading man’s chunky shoes is all that catches your eye, you know something is woefully wrong with the film. Just when will filmmakers show respect for the intelligence of the audience that’s paid to watch their films?

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