It seems that Kumar has been inspired by Kannada movie Dandupalya, which depicts a group of people who kill women for gain. Though technically the director has done a fairly decent job by not highlighting the violent bits, there’s nothing that stands out in the movie. While the first half has its share of lively moments despite some brutal scenes, the second half rambles a bit.
Umesh (Jitendra Simon), a serial killer, is in jail. Two students from an American university, Sapna (Viola Mathew) and Samantha (Neelopher), land in the city to do research on serial killers. Samantha begins to show interest in Umesh and he ends up falling in love with her. This is one part of the story. The second part has the rapist escaping from jail and killing a woman. The two students are given extra security by DCP Nagaraj (Joe Simon). However, Umesh manages to kidnap Samantha from the police guest house and take her into a forest. Meanwhile, cops launch a manhunt for him. To know what happens next, you’ll have to wait for the sequel, Umesh 2.
Jitendra Simon steals the show with his portrayal of Umesh. His scores high on expressions, body language and dialogue delivery. Viola Mathew and Neelopher have done justice to their roles. Joe Simon is poised as a police officer.