Critic’s Rating : 3.0 / 5
Hope Movie Review : Shwetha Srivatsav leads this tale with a solid performance
Review: Hope, directed by director Ambarisha, brings to light a topic that is pretty rampant, premature transfers of government officers based on favouritism, nepotism, casteism and corruption. The film tries to bring in a dramatised version of the prevalent truth and does a fairly good job of the same.
Shivani seems to have the perfect job and family, with a supportive husband and going about her job at the NHAI in a strict manner with no corruption. But when there is a corrupt suspended officer Varadaraj, who uses influence to get himself a job back, he is put in Shivani’s place, with her being prematurely transferred. Shivani decides to fight for justice, but the system makes her realise that she has chosen a battle that is equivalent to David versus Goliath.
The film tries to bring to light not just the main topic of premature transfers, but also the plight of poor farmers who lose their land to development projects, the corruption prevalent in the system and the many layers of the same. The film has many topics being covered, where it seems at times if the scriptwriters have bitten more than they can chew, but eventually the film does end up being an earnest attempt.
The good casting is one of the highlights. Shwetha Srivatsav leads the brigade with a solid performance. Gopalkrishna Deshpande, Pramod Shetty, Prakash Belawadi, Vishal Hegde, Ashwin Hassan and Sumalatha Ambareesh do justice to their casting.
Hope is a film that tries to showcase the rampant corruption that’s seeded through various layers of the system. Does the film leave one hopeful in the end? Watch that to find out…