Movie: Bell Bottom
Released On: December 11, 2020
Producer: Santhosh Kumar K. C.
Banner: Golden Horse Cinema
Director: Jaya Thirtha
Cinematography: Rajeev Ravi
Music: Ajaneesh Loknath
OTT Platform: AHA
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Bell Bottom is a 2019 Kannada movie that is dubbed in Telugu and released on the OTT platform, AHA. Set in 1980s backdrop, the movie is a comical crime thriller. Rishab Shetty and Jaya Thirtha teamed up once again to entertain the audience with good content.
Diwakar Shetty has a childhood dream of becoming a detective. But his constable father appoints him as a security guard in a police station. He carries out the laborious works instructed by the inspector and other constables cursing his luck. However, he gets a chance to show his detective skills when seized gold and money from the robbers was stolen from the police station.
Appreciating his luck, he digs down deep into the robbery by using all his knowledge that he gained from reading detective novels since childhood. Finally, he succeeds in cracking the case. How he solves the mysterious thefts is to be watched on OTT.
The 1980s background is exquisitely depicted in the movie with visuals, background score, styling, and costumes. The retro feel is aptly maintained throughout the movie. Cinematography by Rajeev Ravi wonderfully showcased the nostalgic aura surrounding the 80s. B. Ajaneesh Loknath’s background score perfectly complemented the script. Especially, the song that comes in the background when the mystery gets unfolded gives goosebumps.
The director was on dot in choosing the actors for this film. Everyone effortlessly molded into their roles. Rishab definitely needs a pat for his noteworthy performance as an 80s detective. Hari Priya once again proves her mettle as an actress. Pramod Shetty, PD Sathish Chandra, and Sujay Shastry are also solid in their performances. The quirky romance with another woman by Achyut Kumar as a widowed father of the hero leaves the audience in splits.
‘Bell Bottom’ is an entertaining and interesting film to watch and unwind.