Lanky funnyman Naresh turns righteous guy in Fitting Master. And so what we get, as a reward for leaving our cares behind and trusting the film to give us a joyride for 2.5 hours, is a sarcastic, deeply offended cynic of a hero who chooses to hide behind misleadingly cute title graphics in order to make a point - this film is no fun.
The upright and law-abiding Sampath (Naresh) spends the better part of his time thwarting the advances of the rich and skimpily dressed Meghna (Madalsa Sharma), declaring his contempt towards lovers, and harbouring a mysteriously harsh grudge on the past. When in a bad mood, he murders. But his bad moods have a good side, too. Once, he does a taandav-like dance while murdering one of the villains.
Meanwhile, texturized black-and-white images blink at us with frenzied music, every time Sampath thinks of the past. Most of the 2nd half is occupied by this flashback, and the general intent is to convey a message to (a) all those who glorify 'love' mindlessly (including young students, the media, and the police too), (b) intrusive news channels, (c) teens who don't realize what a bane mobile technology is, and (d) those who are still left watching the film - DON'T!
Throughout the first half, the jokes are there but are pretty half-baked, except for Naresh's dry quips. You're expecting the real fun to come right out of wherever it's hiding and show you a good time. However, Ali, Chalapathi Rao and Jayaprakash Reddy as wannabe goons trying to get the police's attention, or Sayaji Shinde as a film-song-loving police officer, are hardly material to laugh out loud about.
The second half is depressing, predictable and tiresome, except for some clever gags on news channels. (Spoiler starts here) Really, we do not watch movies - featuring Allari Naresh, at that - to stay angry with the whole world and its fixation for defaming a girl's character (and commenting on the same to her own father) just because some bunch of perverts happen to have a camera on a mobile phone. Plus, there isn't an ending great enough to talk about.
The performances are all good, and the visuals are definitely above average. Naresh has a lot of loud smashing and kicking to do. The songs are okay, but bursting into song and dance every few minutes seems so pointless when there is no romance to talk about in the film.
You really ought to opt for a more cheerful way to pass your time, and there's nothing you will miss if you skip this one.