Movie - Gaddalakonda Ganesh
Starring - Varun Tej, Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde, Mirnalini Ravi and Others
Music Director - Mickey J Meyar
Cinematography - Ayananka Bose
Editor - Chota K Prasad
Producers - Achanta Ramu, Achanta Gopinath
Director - Harish Shankar
Mega Hero Varun Tej who previously scored a memorable blockbuster with 'F2: Fun and Frustration' is now going to come up with the official Telugu remake of Tamil superhit film 'Jigarthanda'. Harish Shankar is helming this project. Athrvaa Murali played a crucial role in this movie in which Pooja Hegde and Mrunalini Ravi played the female leads. Ram Achanta and Gopi Achanta bankrolled this project which is Mickey J Meyer's musical and has finally made to the theatres today on September 20th, 2019. Let's check out the review of the film.
Abhi (Atharvaa Murali) wants to become a big director. When he was on a hunt of a producer, a filmmaker accepts to do a movie. For writing that story, Abhi wants to take inspiration from a real life gangster and meets Gaddalakonda Ganesh. Varun Tej who is a fierce gangster is known for his ruthless behaviour. How Abhi approaches Gaddalakonda Ganesh? How Ganesh accepts to collaborate with Abhi? Did Abhi become a director? What happens in the end forms the crux of the story.
Varun Tej has proved his versatility as an actor with this film. The way he has presented the role of Gaddalakonda Ganesh is truly energetic and inspiring. It is evident that he has worked really hard for the film and we can say that his hard work has paid off. Atharvaa Murali got an interesting role in this movie. Though this is his direct debut in Tollywood, his performance became one of the major strengths of the film. Pooja Hegde not only flaunts the glamourous factor but also delivered an honest performance in the film. She got a really interesting role in this movie and she breathes life into that character. Mrinalini Ravi went under the skin of the character and delivered a decent performance. The scenes with Brahmaji and Prabhas Sreenu will definitely tickle the laugh bones of the audience. The rest of the characters also made their presence felt.
Director Harish Shankar has succeed in narrating the story in an entertaining way. Though the movie is a remake, Harish Shankar made the story relatable to the Tollywood audience and his way of narration is really nice. The way he has executed the story will definitely leave an impact on the audience. Production values by 14 Reels Plus Banner are very rich. It is evident that the grand production values will be the one of the major highlights of the film. Music by Mickey J Meyer is the backbone of the film. Not only the songs, but also the BGM scored by Mickey J Meyer elevated each and every scene of the film. Cinematographer Ayananka Bose has produced some sleek visuals for the film. His camera angles are really impressive. Editing by Chota K Prasad is worth mentioning.
Having a solid story can be considered as the major plus point of this film. The director has focused more on the entertainment factor and has given equal importance to the story. Also, the way he has portrayed each and every character and has designed a beautiful story is really impressive. Though this is a remake film, Harish Shankar has made the necessary changes to give the Tollywood touch to the film. The first half is extremely entertaining when compared to the second half. Performances, story, comedy can be considered as the plus points of this film whereas some draggy scenes in the second half will be the minus points. On the whole, 'Gaddalakonda Ganesh' will definitely give an entertaining ride for the audience.
Filmybuzz.com Rating - 3.25/5