Star - is it really superstar v/s
real star? People say 'No'...
If you are a hardcore Upppi fan, we are sure that you will be 'Confused'
wondering whether its really him!!. After the controversial 'H2O',
Super Star too seems to be going in the same direction. The story
is based on the recent killing of King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya
of Nepal. But an overdose of Upendra in a double role with Keerti
Reddy getting a raw deal, has spoiled the broth to such an extent
that arises in the opening shot itself is: Has Nagathihalli directed
Upendra or vice-varsa? This Rs.6.5 crore film has luxury in every
frame with 'Bithaaku Bithaaku' song by Adnan Sami.
Prince Dipendra (Upendra) is madly in love with Devyani (Keerthi
Reddy). Deependra is so much in love with Devyani that he cannot
even stand a mosquito bite on her (He fires at the mosquito with
his revolver!). Devyani does not love Deependra but is scared to
spurn him, as he is the prince. On the other side, the royal family
too does not like Devyani, as she is the daughter of an ordinary
ostler. And the king sends an astrologer to the prince to lie to
him that his horoscope doesn't match with that of Devyani and if
the marriage takes place the king and the queen would die. Deependra
decides to kill himself and Devyani and they come to their parents.
The prince is shocked to see the entire Royal family merry making
as they have succeeded in breaking the marriage. The enraged prince
fires at his parents and other members of the royal family killing
all of them and fires at himself. Fear-stricken Devyani runs to
her father who in tern sends her to Bangalore to her uncle's place
where she meets Ricky (Upendra), a singer and falls for him.
The story takes a turn here when a lunatic - wrapped in bandages
- escapes from the asylum and claims Devyani was his lover. But
Ricky and Devyani decide to go ahead and marry. The first half ends
with Deependra landing in India in King's costume and coming to
Ricky's house He narrates a story how he fell in love with Devyani.
Ricky believes him but Devyani refuses to go with Deependra. Ricky
tries to patch up their differences, but in vain. Climax is simple.
Deependra flies back to his place, respecting Ricky and Devyani's
love. But Nagathihalli's narration is most unlike his earlier films.
The movie has been shot in Nepal, Thailand and Bangalore. Keerthi
Reddy, as a librarian, tries to give her best. The score by Hamsalekha
is okay. People say you can easily miss this film without any regrets