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Directed by : Kumar Nagendra

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Tuntari is the official remake of Tamil film Maan Karate.


“Tuntari is a movie of amateurs by amateurs.”

Tuntari Credit & Casting

Nara Rohit


Cast (in credits order)

Tuntari Audience Review

A socio-fantasy that deviates from the genre

| by Raja Satish |
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Nara Rohit, who is seen playing gritty roles, has unleashed his funny side with Tuntari. Though the actor looks a misfit as a boxer, he ventures into a playful zone with his comic timing and effortlessly pulls off the role. Coming to the story, Raju played by Nara Rohit is misconstrued to be a boxer. Without clarifying, Raju user the boxer card to good effect to woo a girl who's frenzy for sports. There's also a bunch of corporate brought into the proceedings who bet on this guy to make merry and money. Where this ride of destiny takes the characters forms the rest of the story.

Tuntari is a regular dose of cheeky entertainment in the garb of a socio-fantasy. There's also a sporting angle thrown into the mix. A David-ish protagonist takes over the Goliath-ish villain. That's a simple way to sum up the film. Nara Rohit should have worked a lot to look the character. As a playful chap he was uber cool, but when he slips into the boxing gloves, the film turns gimmicky and way beyond believable. Now, this can be the litmus test to what they call as 'suspension of disbelief' in films.

The character of Siri played Latha Hegde lacks the essential fizz. The entire second half revolves around the key agenda put forward by her but she couldn't rise to the occasion by adding few acting chops to her role. And also that part is too low on emotional quotient for the audience to establish connect and emote with the characters. The bearably entertaining first half couldn't save the dismal second from drooping down. And like every sports drama this one too ends with a Thammudu-esque showdown.

Technically, Tuntari is high on scale and, surprisingly, the music and production design falls in place. The final boxing match is a delight to watch with the cranky camera and thumping background score giving the much needed effect. However, the problem here is as every other member of the audience you root for the underdog but can't get there on the emotional front. Also few dragging scenes and a cringe-worthy connect with the fantasy part leaves you high and dry.

Tuntari tries to be a serious sports film without any seriousness and loyalty to the genre. The way a boxing match is conceived is next to ridiculous. No matter the scenes are filled with humor but the set up leading to the goal of the hero could have been painted with a tinge of grit and spirit of sportsmanship. Also the funny title kills the film's fervor as you barely move beyond thinking the obvious. Then there's an overdramatic finale to stretch the proceedings further in this film with a nearly 2 hour runtime. Sounds oxymoron-ish? Yes, it is!