Cast:Varun Tej, Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde
Banner:14 Reels Plus
Producer:Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta
Music:Mickey J. Meyer
Release Dt :Sep, 20 2019
After facing the heat from a section, the makers renamed the film as Gaddalakonda Ganesh. As the title says, the film is all about the story of a ruthless gangster Gaddalakonda Ganesh (Varun Tej). Talented and young filmmaker Balamurali (Atharvaa) decides to make a film on his life story. The rest of Gaddalakonda Ganesh is all about how he turns close to Ganesh and if he excels in presenting the life story of Gaddalakonda Ganesh. Watch the film to know about the complete story and what happens next.
Gaddalakonda Ganesh has a decent premises set. The first half of the film looks racy with packed action, entertainment and interesting narration. Varun Tej stuns the audience in his first ever mass outing as Gaddalakonda Ganesh. He lives up to the expectations and carries the entire film on his shoulders. The songs look decent on screen. With an interesting interval bang, the first half of Gaddalakonda Ganesh looks decent.
The second half of Gaddalakonda Ganesh starts on an interesting note but the film soon dips down. The pre-climax episodes and the unwanted threads leave the audience in disappointment. The climax too looks predictable. The remix song has been shot well on screen and the love track between Varun Tej and Pooja looks impressive. On the whole, the second half of Gaddalakonda Ganesh is just ok.
Varun Tej lives up the expectations and stands tall with his performance as Gaddalakonda Ganesh. His transformation and performance are the major highlights of the film. Pooja Hegde lives up the expectations in the short role and she looks decent. Atharvaa has been good and he has been well supportive. Mrunalini Ravi and Dimple Hayathi have been good and well fit in their roles. All the other actors lived up the expectations in their assignments.
Gaddalakonda Ganesh is inspired from Tamil film Jigarthandaa. Harish Shankar made ample changes to the script to suit the taste of Telugu audience. The screenplay and dialogues have been decent. The music and cinematography work looked quite supportive. The editing should have been better. The production values are grand and the film looks lavish on screen in every frame. Harish Shankar did a decent job with his presentation, writing and direction.
Valmiki Final Word
Varun Tej tops the show with his packed performance throughout the film. A decent mass attempt.