Two Bangalore cops investigate an old case which puts their wit, resolve and morals to the test. Will they be able to solve it?
12th April, 2019
Starring: Rishi, Ananth Nag, Roshni Prakash
Music: Charan Raj
Director: Hemanth M Rao
Producer: Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar
Kavaludaari, which literally means crossroads, is the tale of when the roads of the past and the present cross each other abruptly. The film is a murder mystery set in the 1970s (the Emergency period) that transits unpredictably to the present time where the remains of the bodies are discovered and the case is opened again. A traffic cop named Shyam (Rishi), who is aspiring to join the crime branch, sails beyond the case, while fixing the dismantled pieces of the story towards his quest of the truth. In this journey, he gets acquainted with a journalist Kumar (Achyuth Kumar) who is in search of a headline and acts as a link between the mishaps. The story knits the retro and contemporary setting with a narration of the past and the present, sporadically. The cop’s curiosity steers him to all the documents with written statements of the people associated with the case. On this progressive path, he learns that an officer named Muttanna (Anant Nag) was involved in the case earlier. He crosses paths with him in need of information but Muttanna wants to keep the past buried under the injuries that cost his family’s lives. Somehow, Shyam manages to convince him and together, they hunt for the murderer to solve the unsolved puzzle and take the curtains off all the lies. In the excavation, they realize a thread connected between the finished and the unfinished situations and the people associated with it. Would harsh truths and the uneasy reality guide them to the murderer? The suspense lies somewhere in there and makes the story phenomenal.