Ondu Motteya Kathe is a comedy entertainer where the movie shows all the aspects of a guy who is bald and the problems he faces in daily life. Raj. B Shetty being the lead role, there is something we can expect from the movie. The movie attracted many audiences as the trailer promised something which is unusual, hitting today.
The story revolves around a guy named Janardhan, a Mangalore-based 28-year-old Kannada lecturer starts looking for a bride after an astrologer tells him that if he doesn’t get married within one year, he will attain sanyaasa. He is very strict in his profession as he like his mother tounge Kannada very much. In his quest for finding the would be bride he faces many rejections and conflicts but in the process, he connects with his inner self.
Ondu Motteya Kathe works so well because it takes its subjects seriously enough to also be able to gently laugh at them. So all of the characters are played with a heartwarming sincerity that makes them genuinely likeable, completely relatable people that could never be slotted within a formula. While Raj really takes the cake with his fragile masculine insecurities played close to the surface, there are almost no weak performances from the cast.
The film also benefits from some fundamentally good but gimmick-free cinematography and an instantly likeable soundtrack by Midhun Mukundan. Ondu Motteya Kathe also makes excellent use of Dr Rajkumar, using the late veteran’s photos and old songs as both comic commentary and narration for Janardhana’s tale.