S K Rao
| 8.3/10 |
Srikanth H R
6 November 2015
| Devaraj Pande
C R Srinivas
Srikanth H R|
Care of Footpath Film Series
Avika Gor, Kishan Shrikanth, Esha Deol, J Karthik, Deepp Pathak
Care of Footpath 2 (Hindi:Kill Them Young; Telugu: Maanja) is a 2015 Indian multi-lingual drama film directed by Kishan Shrikanth and produced by Devaraj Pande. In addition to direction, Kishan has composed music, enacted and edited the film. The film is a sequel to Kishan's Care of Footpath (2006) which won him many laurels. The film features Avika Gor, Deepp Pathak, Esha Deol, Dingri Naresh and Karthik Jayaram in the main roles. The film also features special performances from Bollywood personalities such as Shafiq Syed of Salaam Bombay! fame and director Anees Bazmee. The film examines the Indian legal system through the trial of 4 juveniles who hatch a plan to kill a corrupted police officer.
Care of Footpath 2 premiered at the Los Angeles in the United States on 6 November 2015 prior to its release in India. The film theatrically released in India on 4 December 2015.
Avika Gor as Geetha
Esha Deol as Meera
Karthik Jayaram as Police officer
Kishan Shrikanth as Krishna
Dingri Naresh as Dingri
Shravanthi Sainath as TV reporter
After a gap of 9 years, the Guinness record holding teenage director Kishan Shrikanth came up with the idea of making a sequel to his first installment Care of Footpath. Terming the film as "not a typical sequel", the director said it took 3 years to conceive and conceptualize the subject for the film. He visited the real street children who had their brush with crime and understood their plight which resulted him to form a screenplay.
On 5 November 2015, the LA Times reviewed the film as "an exercise in excess" and drew parallels of the film making style to that of Danny Boyle's films. The film criticized the plot as a "bombastic, overlong melodrama that doesn't recognize the occasional need to takes things down a decibel or three" while praising the lead performances.
Upon release in India, the film garnered critical reviews with the Bangalore Mirror rating the film 3.5 Stars quoting 'From beginning to end, the movie does not let you down with its fast narrative and constant entry and exit of characters.'
The soundtrack album comprises five tracks including three instrumentals, and was composed by 3 composers: Vivek Kar, Manoj Srihari and Kishan Shrikanth. It was released on 3 November 2015.
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