Nagshekar, a master of romances, offers all this in every frame to launch Abhishek Gowda, son of actors Ambareesh and Sumalatha.
But alas! In this melee, he fails to make Amar, one of the most anticipated films of the year, a convincing watch.
In fact, Nagshekar’s launch vehicle for a “young Rebel Star” goes haywire. The director is to be blamed for this mess, because the film focuses more on building Abhishek’s image than in building a decent plot.
Nagshekar does not manage to achieve what he could in his earlier films like Sanju Weds Geetha and Mynaa.
He makes the debutante imitate his father too much.
Dance and action being integral parts of a romantic drama, little effort has gone into helping Abhishek prepare in this regard.
There’s not much to complaint about Arjun Janya’s musical compositions.
What does linger in one’s mind is the song ‘Olavina Udugore Kodalenu’, a recreation of the 1987 Ambareesh hit.
There are many loose ends in the film.
The two main characters meet at a college (For some reason, there’s no one else in the buildings).
The protagonist, a middle-class family lad, becomes millionaire in five years.
We are not told how he does this.
The protagonist’s close friend disappears from India and reappears in Switzerland.
We don’t know how that happened either.
The film seems to be filled with instances of people going poof in one place and for reasons unknown reach another place, and Nagshekar doesn’t think it’s necessary to give us an explanation.
Although Abhishek doesn’t really let us down, we’ll need him to do some work on his expressions, acting and dancing.
Amar at the end of the day is a pretty ordinary romantic drama that mostly manages to steer clear of predictability.