Kannada film "Power***" starring Puneet Rajkumar and Trisha have opened in theatres with positive reviews.
The film, which is a remake of the Telugu film "Dookudu" is directed by K. Madesh and is scripted by Gopi Mohan, Kona Venkat and Sreenu Vaitla.
"Power ***" is as an action comedy entertainer, where Puneet is seen as a cop.
Meanwhile, this is Trisha's debut Kannada film, where she is seen as Puneet's love interest. Well-known south actor Prabhu is seen as her father. The film also has Kelly Dorjee, Thilak Shekar, Jai Jagadish, Shobaraj and Harish Raj in important roles.
The film is produced by Ram Achata Gopichand Achanta as well as Anil Sunkara of 14 Reels Entertainment, who had earlier produced "Dookudu."
"Power***" is released in more than 226 screens in Karnataka, which is the biggest ever for a Kannada film and is opened in more than 50 screens in Bangalore alone.
Plot: The film starts with the story of a politician Krishna Murthy played by Prabhu Ganeshan, who is respected by everyone. He will be killed in an unfortunate accident. Later, his son Bharath, played by Puneet Rajkumar becomes a daring cop.
Bharath is all set to trap the underworld Don played by Kelly Dorjee. In between, his operations to catch the don, he meets a girl named Prasanthi and falls in love with her.
Meanwhile, he learns that his father is not dead and is in a stage of coma. The rest of the film revolves around Bharath's effort to hide his identity as a cop and how he catches the don is the crux of the story.
Here is the review round up of "Power***" by various critics
"The plot, though a little confusing keeps you entertained. The story oscialltes between Mumbai and Bangalore where police officer Bharat Kumar is the ONE man gift to the Police Department who has the power to put a full stop the notorious criminals Guru Talwar, Babloo and the king pin Nayak. Kelly Dorjee has shone as Don Nayak. Wish the movie was a little shorter though because I lost a few threads of the story here and there. In a parallel thread Bharat is doing everything in his control to keep together a well hidden family secret and fabricates a make believe world to keep his father alive. This time around it's the father-son bond that is milked".– Desimartini.com
"Puneet does a fantastic job as the super cop. While Mahesh Babu was excellent in Dookudu, Puneet beats him with his dancing skills. Puneet's dancing in the movie has been top notch. Trisha looks very glamorous in the movie and her voice over has been perfect. The movie will not let down the viewers at any point. It is a complete entertainment package for the Powerstar Fans". – Filmi Beat
"Power Star is packed with action, drama and romance.Power Star is true delight for the fans of Puneeth and glamorous Trishya. K. Mandesh done a good job in arranging all the elements nicely. The catchy music perfectly blends and enhances every action-packed sequence. Puneeth manages to pull off the stunts at ease and appears in an intense avatar. The sizzling chemistry of Puneeth and Trishya is the highlight of the movie who perfectly complements each other. Choreography is good and Trishya looks convincing in cute, innocent and glamorous role. The plot is simple and tightly knitted that goes well with all filmgoers."- Sandira.com