Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu: Film Review – Unique & Unmissable

Verdict: Poornachandra Tejaswi’s Kiragoor comes to life.











The women are the centre of every community – a truth that Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu wonderfully reaffirms. With multi-layered characters that are beautiful and strong sans social etiquette and mores, Poornachandra Tejaswi’s rural landscape comes alive with many colors. Censored thoroughly, the language used in the film is true to the soil the story is based on. Quickly moving from mundane daily village life into a created struggle between the castes – the movie is largely about the women of Kiragoor. Mocked as bajaari (uncouth, loud-mouthed) women and not necessarily given the respect they deserve, the women of Kiragoor take matters into their own hands and eventually save the village and their immediate society from destruction. 

The film is a pleasure to watch, with the daily lives and politics of village life filling out what would have otherwise been a rather simple narrative. The Kannada spoken throughout the movie is raw, rich and utterly satisfying. We only wish the censor appreciated the nuance enough to pass the film without so many audio cuts. The performances are mind-blowing. The women stand out, as was expected, but the male actors also deliver. 









The beauty of the film lies in the details. Be it the complex relationship between man and wife, the castes in the village or the division of labor – Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu paints a picture that is easy to understand and surprisingly easy to identify with.

Go for the film with an open mind and be entertained thoroughly. This isn’t the kind of movie a Kannada movie audience has ever encountered and hence, be ready for some surprises. The narrative is unapologetic, deals with adult issues with a childlike earnestness and eventually drags you into the narrative, ensuring you take a side. 











Why You Should Watch This Movie:
An experience you shouldn’t miss, Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu is a treat for Kannada film-goers. Watch out for the cameo by B. Jayashree and yes, it involves her singing. 

– By L Romal M Singh

Release Date: 11 Mar 2016
Language: Kannada
Director: D. Suman Kittur
Genre: Drama
Cast & Crew: Shwetha Srivatsav, Achyuth Kumar, Sukratha Wagle, Sonu, Kishore, Sharath Lohitashwa, Karunya Ram, Manasa Joshi, Ravishankar Gowda
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