April 14th – Letter “L ”
Story – The story opens with a person admitted in the hospital with life support as he is in a coma. There are two main characters shown in the movie Nikki & Nikhil (Sathish Ninasam) where one is in the dream and the other is in reality where one person plays both roles. One role known as Nikhil who is a famous actor and the other role is of Nikki who is an usher (torch-shiner) in a theatre. The twist in the movie is that both the stories which is of an actor and the other of an usher is shown simultaneously, the actor’s role is shown in black & white and the story of the usher is played in colour. Both the main leads are suffering from insomnia and both yearns for a companion in their life, as they are loners.
Nikki, who is a villager from Mandya, works as an usher in a theatre owned by Shankranna (Achyuth Kumar) in Bangalore. Due to his sleepless nights, one day he is lead to a drug dealer who gives him the pills called “Lucia” which is a solution for his insomnia problem. According to the drug dealer, it can help you sleep but it also has the power to help one dream about anything that they wish, you could be anything in the dream as per your wish and not just that the same dream would continue the next day and the next day and so on until you take the pills. However, there is a side effect with this pill, if one stops taking this pill then their dreams who turn out to be a nightmare. With the help of the pills called Lucia Nikki falls asleep and gets a dream in which he sees himself as a famous actor called Nikhil.
Yes, we do have a heroine in the movie. Nikki the usher is in love with Shwetha (Sruthi Hariharan) who is a server in a pizza hut. Where Nikhil is in love with Shwetha who is a c0-actoress. Rest of the story is about the incidents that take place in their life, which is about love, fights, goons, danger and many things.
To know which life is depicting the reality and which is dream, you have to watch the movie.
My Say on the Film – One of the best Kannada movies that I have loved and watched a couple of times, yes not just once but watched it quite a number of times. Fantastic job, story, acting, cinematography is beautiful.
Closing Remarks – A wonderful movie, very interesting, superb acting and a marvellous story. Loved the movie.