Suman Kittur's "Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu" is the screen adaptation of Poornachandra Tejaswi's novel of the same name. Like her previous movies, this flick's screenplay and dialogues too has been penned by her mentor Agni Shridhar.
Shwetha Srivatsav, Sonu Gowda, Sukratha Wagle, Manasa Joshi and Kishore are a part of the movie, which is set in a village backdrop. Sadhu Kokila has composed the music, Manohar Joshi has handled the cinematography and Pradeep has edited the Kannada flick.
While Poornachandra Tejaswi's creation revolves around the Malnad region, the film takes place in Mysuru.
People in a village harmoniously lead a happy life but seeds of differences in the caste are sown by Shankara (Achyuth Kumar) and Swamiji (Sharath Lohithashwa). An incident gives a twist to the story and fearless women Daanamma (Shwetha Srivatsav), Naagamma (Sonu Gowda), Rudri (Sukratha Wagle) and Bhadri (Manasa Joshi) unite to take on the men. How these ladies teach them a lesson forms the crux of the story.
"Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu" is humorously narrated, regularly taking digs at the ills of the society. The movie brilliantly shows village life, people's attitude, their language and lifestyle.
Suman Kittur has once again showed her brilliance in the craft and in handling a subject like "Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu." Shwetha Srivatsav and other ladies have done fantastic jobs. In fact, even those artistes, who appear in a few scenes leave good impression. The technical departments have given their best.
Below, we bring to you the critics' reviews for the Kannada film:
Bangalore Mirror Review: Director Suman Kittur has showcased Poornachandra Tejaswi's Kiragooru in a way that reminds you of what Shankar Nag did to RK Narayan's Malgudi. It is fun, it is colourful, it has depth in its little incidents, it is one beautiful movie and a real piece of art.
The New Indian Express Review: With the movie, the profoundness gets escalated to epic proportions and Suman Kittur has aptly given a pragmatic display of the fact that creativity has no gender. In fact, she has raised the bar of storytelling and filmmaking to a level that will have many filmmakers look not for money, but to achieve higher forms of filmmaking.
Cineloka Review: Director Suman Kittur deserves all the credits for her brilliant handling of the subject, which is apt to the nativity of Kannada Audience. It would have been even more special if censor board wouldn't have interfered in muting some dialogues in the movie.
Desimartini Review: Cinematic licence, at times, seems better, than faithfully following a literary work. Having given a sauve and snazzy "Edigarike" with delectable direction, Suman Kittur woefully seems to have flattered to deceive in her latest visit at movie marquee.