Geetha Govindam – Fun ride with a scintillating lead pair

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Geetha Govindam Review

Telugu360 Rating 3.25/5

Story:

Geetha Govindam story revolves around a girl who misjudges a well-mannered boy who likes her. Vijay Govind (Vijay Deverakonda), a lecturer by profession, is a bachelor who dreams about a wife with a high degree of values and manners. He falls in love with Geetha (Rashmika)- a manager at TCS, but she mistakenly judges him as a rogue. After a common bus journey to their native area Kakinada, they found to be relatives. Seeking revenge about an incident that occurs in the bus, she calls her brother (Subbaraju) and reports the incident. Since then her brother, his police friends search for the culprit. Geetha who knows the culprit doesn’t reveal the identity and rest of the story is all about how things move forward between the two families of Geetha, Govindam.

Performances:

Vijay Deverakonda who acquired angry young man image with ‘Arjun Reddy’ does a complete contrary role in this film. Vijay Govind role is an innocent, and take it easy attitude one. Deverakonda must be appreciated for agreeing to do this role which pleads the heroine through out the film. This character doesn’t even hesitate to touch the feet of Brother-in-law. Kannada beauty Rashmika Mandanna fits the role and acted adequate. Her chemistry with Deverakonda is partially good which dilutes in climax with flip flops.

Nagendrababu as Vijay’s father has very limited role. Somebody else dubbed his voice it appears. Subbaraju as Geetha’s brother plays a lengthy role but his characterization is not appealing. He projected as if the villain of the film, but turns good guy. Vennela Kishore, Annapurnamma plays comedy roles in couple of climax scenes. Arjun Reddy fame Rahul Ramakrishna got a decent comedy role again as hero’s side kick

Analysis:

Movie starts off with a standard comedy, in which hero’s friend directs him over the phone on how to deal with a girl whom he is aiming. Story wise main plot is decent initially while hero talks high about how a wife should be etc. scenes. But a trivial conflict point in bus has been exaggerated till the end of the film. Subbaraju’s search for the guy who misbehaved with his sister, as serious as a murder revenge, is in-convincing. Even keeping aside his marriage next week, he travels between Kakinada and Hyderabad to take the revenge. In current whataspp age, any person doesn’t even the face of own brother in law is rather silly.

Keeping script weaknesses aside, overall first half has youth appealing comedy throughout. Vijay Deverakonda comedy timing is quite a revelation. He carried the entire show single handedly with ease in acting. Rahul Ramakrishna scenes comedy came out well.

Second half continues with the same redundant conflict point with exception being comedy thread by Vennela Kishore and Annapurnamma in climax. After Geetha realizes her mistake, starts loving Govindam but this time he backs off. After some flip flops movie ends on Happy Note and predictably.

Superhit audio songs are not so appealing in terms of on-screen picturization. ‘America girl aina… Athili girl aina’ is adequate. Most popular ‘Inkem Inkem kaavalE …’ could have been better. It was used as just a montage song. Production values by Geetha Arts-2 are moderate, definitely could have been better given Vijay’s higher market potential. Director parasuram handled the comedy department with ease, wrote Vijay’s character well but hasn’t shown the spark in the rest of the direction

Positives:

  • Vijay Deverakonda’s screen presence
  • Comedy worked in most of the parts
  • Lighter-vein approach narration through out

Negatives:

  • Weak story/Plot
  • Poor conflict, predictable resolution
  • Songs could have been better

Verdict:

Geetha Govindam has a trite storyline, but the director keeps you engaged with lovable scenes between the lead pair and good comedy, especially during the latter part of second half. Vijay Deverakonda’s characterization and youthful comedy elements are the USP of this film.

Telugu360 Rating 3.25/5

Release Date : 15th Aug, 2018
Director : Parasuram
Music Director : Gopi Sundar
Production company: Geetha Arts
Starring : Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna

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