Sports Drama ‘Guru Shishyaru’ Review
A story which focuses on the game of kho-kho, the story is driven through Sharan, who becomes a part of a village school as the Physical Education (PT) teacher.
Helmed by Jadeesha K Hampi, the film completely highlights how lack of exposure ion the 90s resulted in a drop in participation and enthusiasm towards the game as compared to cricket, hockey and football.
The story is told through Manohara (Sharan) who joins a school in Bettadapura village as a PT teacher and is assigned to coach the kho-kho team. What follows is a battle between the teacher and his students in difference of opinions.
However, Bettadapura is dealing with its own problems because of a trickster named Ranganna (Apurva Kasaravalli), who is pressuring the villagers to give up the land that belonged to his grandparents before the Union government implemented the ‘tiller is the owner of the land’ policy.
At this moment, Manohara enters the picture and becomes a saviour and light of hope in the eyes of village residents. Furthermore, there is also a new romance to cope with. Nishvika Naidu plays Sooji, a dairy worker who is Manohara’s love interest.
Although, the film is not a complete Manohara victory all through, all other characters also live up to the roles and light up the screen with their performances. Every member of the kho-kho team has a unique side to tell. That is what gives the movie its credibility.