Films made by some noted directors are expected to offer different concepts and writer-director Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar's films fall into the same category. His films are critically examined by fans for its content. But Breaking News is an ordinary effort by the director known for making impressive movies.
However, the director, lost the track in his previous film Nooru Janmaku, which was a disaster. Breaking News is slightly better in its content and presentation, but Nagathihalli's failure as a director and scriptwriter is easily visible in the film.
Nagathihalli's scripts are usually based on contemporary social problems and continuing the trend he focuses on television channels in Breaking News and shows how they go overboard in their bid to do breaking stories.
Arjun works as a programme executive for Sakala TV, but his programmes fails to attain popularity. Meanwhile, the Lokayukta in the state prepares a report on the involvement of a minister in denotifying land around Bengalore.
Arjun tries to interview the Lokayukta, but he is misguided by Lokayukta's daughter, Shradha, and is thrown out of the Lokayukta's house and even loses his job.
Meanwhile, the minister plans to kidnap Lokayukta's daughter. Arjun busts his plans and hides away Shradha in a safe place. The kidnap story is telecast on Sakala TV, much to the surprise of the rival channels. Shradha's kidnapping creates a big commotion in the state.
Meanwhile, Shradha starts liking Arjun. What happens later forms the crux of the story.
Ajay Rao has done a good job as Arjun. He adds credibility to the film.
But Radhika Pandit is the showstealer as the pampered daughter of Lokayukta. Her prankish acts and her energy levels in dance sequence are sure to attract young audience. She has also done a little bit of action scenes.
Anant Nag, Rangayana Raghu, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Biraadar, late Karibasavayya (this is his last film) and Sadhu Kokila are adequate choices for their roles.
The movie fails to match up to the expectations