Cast: Prem, Dimple Chopra, Sharath Lohithshwa, Rangayana Raghu, Suresh Mangalore, Bullet Prakash, Tabla Nani, Kote Prabhakara
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
The story is old wine in new bottle. It almost resembles Kempegowda where police officer Kempegowda takes revenge on Armuga, a rowdy, but in Shathru our hero Vijay Surya takes revenge on Adishesha, again an influential person in a city, who will be running a parallel government with his henchmen.
Director JK has done a good work in narration which is fast paced with some lively moments. But why he has selected this age old story is a question only he has to answer. There is nothing new that the commercial movie gives to the audiences that other movies have given.
Vijay Surya (Prem) is posted as inspector in Keshavapura, a small town in North Karnataka. There he finds police department completely under the control of local goon Adishesha (Sharath Lohitashwa) who terrorizes people along with his brothers and goons. Vijay who finds it difficult to take on Adishesha directly, weaves a trap to kill his brothers and goons. How does he do it?
Prem, known for romantic and soft roles, shines even in police officer’s role. Dimple Chopra has nothing much to do. Suresh Mangalore impresses you with honest constable’s role. Music by Sujith Shetty and camera by Mathew Rajan and GNV Seetharam are okay.