Rathnan Prapancha, a Kannada family drama, is now out on Amazon Prime Video. The film is directed by Rohit Padaki and stars Dhananjay, Reba Monica John, Umashree, Ravishankar, Anu Prabhakar, Pramod, Vainidhi Jagadeesh, Achyuth Kumar, and Shruthi Krishna. The duration of the film is 147 minutes and has English subtitles for non-Kannada speakers.
The synopsis reads, “Rathnan Prapancha is a Travel Dramedy that tells the tale of Ratnakara, an average middle class guy in his late twenties. Unlike his peers who are already settled and exploring other avenues in their lives, he’s stuck in a house with an unwanted companion; his mother, Saroja. Just when things couldn’t get any worse, Ratnakar gets a phone call that turns his life upside down.”
Amazon Prime Video’s Rathnan Prapancha Review Does Not Contain Spoilers
Rathnan Prapancha revolves around the life of an insurance worker Ratnakar, played by actor Dhananjay. Ratna rarely smiles, is usually frustrated and not in control of his emotion, mainly because of his mother, Saroja (played by Umashree). Saroja is a fun, loving, and caring mother who is unbothered by Ratna’s annoyance towards her. She only wants the best for him, but he thinks her love, attention and interference is “too much”.
One day, Ratna gets a phone call from a journalist Mayuri (played by Reba Monica John). The phone call changes Ratna’s life forever, and he questions his existence and reality so far. Ratna and Mayuri travel to different places to seek the truth that will forever change the former’s life.
In the first 15 minutes, director Rohit Padaki gives us a glimpse of Ratna-Saroja’s bond and life. Hence, the phone call leaves a strong impact and keeps you hooked to see what Ratna will do after learning the life-changing revelations. He steps out of his mother’s shadow to discover himself and his life while also changing the reality of two other people he meets on the journey.
Amazon Prime’s Rathnan Prapancha has a humourous and emotional tone throughout. The scenes between Ratna and Saroja leave me in splits. Actor Dhananjay shines in the story as he emotes his confusion, anger, sadness and pain. The growth of his character till the end of the story is amazing. Actor Umashree, who plays Saroja, is hilarious in every scene. The supporting cast has a lot of prominence to the narration, and every actor has played their part well.
The cinematography of Rathnan Prapancha by Shreesha Kuduvalli is good, especially when the story shifts to Kashmir. The snow-cold background is unaffected by the emotional rollercoaster rides our characters are going through. B. Ajaneesh Loknath has composed some upbeat songs which stay in your mind for quite some time.
Rathnan Prapancha Review: Final Thoughts
Overall, the latest Kannada release on Amazon Prime is worth your time. The family drama warms your hearts, and the satire makes you laugh and keeps you entertained. It’s a solid story that’s well-directed, rightly acted and has its heart in the right place. It’s worth watching with your family to evoke pleasant emotions and laughter.
The film is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.