Director: Vijay Prasad
Producer: T. P. Siddaraju
Music Director: Anoop Seelin
Yogesh, Ramya, Suman Ranganathan, Rangayana Raghu, Achyuth Kumar
Sidlingu is a comedy-emotional coming of age Cinema of Karnataka starring Yogesh and Ramya in the lead roles. The film has been directed and written by Vijayprasad, who makes his big screen debut after directing many TV series. The film is produced by Yogesh’s father, T. P. Siddaraju of Duniya fame. Anoop Seelin has composed the music.
Sidlingu has a passion for cars since his childhood and gets closer to a young girl and a middle-aged lecturer because of his desire to own a car. But the lecturer, who gives him lift, seduces him. Later Sidlingu moves to Srirangapattana where he finds one vintage car and wants to purchase it. There he meets schoolteacher Mangala who helps him to realise his dreams. Sidlingu even expresses his desire to marry Mangala, but she keeps mum as she feels Sidlingu is an innocent and infatuated youngster.
Actress Ramya is noted for an image makeover in this film playing the role of Mangala, a middle-class school teacher portraying the role of a woman who is behind the success of a man in the film.
The critics lauded the lead actors performances as well as cinematography and music.It also praised the debutant director’s efforts.The de-glam avatar of Ramya also got appreciation. One india website said “Sidlingu has an engaging story and good humour. Worth a watch”.The Dna India website gave the movie 3.5 stars and said Sidlingu held all the possibilities of soaring high but it falls short, leaving you asking for more and also applauded the performance of the lead pair.