Tarak Movie Review: Few days back, I watched Tarak – A Kannada movie, directed by Prakash and produced by Dushyanth. The screenplay was written by Prakash, and M. S. Abishek. Tarak features Darshan, Sruthi Hariharan, Shanvi Srivastava, Devaraj, Sadhu Kokila, Sumithra and others. Music by Arjun Janya with lyrics penned by V. Nagendra Prasad, Jayanth Kaikini and Hari Santhosh. Songs were rendered by Indu Nagraj, Vijay Prakash, Vyasa Raj, Armaan Malik, Shreya Ghoshal.
Lets talk about the movie..
NRI Tarak Ram (Darshan) is an Orphan and the grandson of a rich successful Businessman Tarak Ram (Devraj). Tarak, a sport person who is having a Gaming Company abroad meets Meera (Shanvi) and falls in love with her. Due to some unknown circumstances Meera challenges Tarak to stay away from her for a period of 60 days and questions him about not treating his grandfather rightfully. Tarak to prove his love for Meera returns to India to meet his Grandfather. Will Tarak be able to reconcile with his grandfather, will he be able to prove his love for Meera is the crux of the story.
Director ‘Milana’ Prakash is known for his family dramas. He has proved his caliber with box office hits like Vamshi, Rishi, Milana and Khushi to name a few. The Film is built on values of family and its values. Challenging star Darshan is the Protagonist and he is charms his way to the heart with the portrayal of a NRI. Prakash and Darshan combination itself will spark curiosity in the movie goers.
The family drama is not something new; we have seen this already N number of times, but the performances of the lead actors has made the story work. The film has its ups and downs. The first half of the movie doesn’t really take us anywhere. The pace only quickens in the second half. The audience has to be patient throughout the first half. Another plus point of the movie is its Location. The scenic beauty of Switzerland and Italy is breath taking.
Darshan with his subdued version is refreshing to look onscreen. He laughs, dances, romances and finally makes you cry. His emotional act during the climax is commendable. Shanvi with her cute bubbly girl avatar has done a good job. But her performance during the last 20 mins of the film is where she stands out. Darshan has completely shed away his mass image and has donned a Class image for the film.
Shruthi Hariharan has done a decent job. Another person who shocks us through his acting is Devraj. He has played the role of an eighty year old businessman who is waiting for his grandson from past two decades.
What disappointed me most was the background score and music. After Mungaru Male 2 I expected a lot from Arjun Janya who is considered as Sandalwood’s A.R. Rahman, but sadly Janya fails to give memorable songs.
This film may not be a regular masala ‘Hodi badi’ film that Darshan fans are accustomed to, but his performance is worth watching. I give this film 3.5 star.
Movie: Tarak 
Genre: Family Drama
Production: Sri Chowdeshwari Cine Creations
Directed By: ‘Milana’ Prakash
Screenplay: Prakash, M. S. Abishek
Cast: Darshan, Shanvi Srivastava, Shruthi Hariharan, Devraj and others.
Music: Arjun Janya
Released On: September 29, 2017