Review: Gunturodu – Routine commericial potboiler!
Cast: Manchu Manoj, Pragya Jaiswal
Producer: Sree Varun Atluri
Banner: Claps & Whistles Entertainments
Music: DJ Vasanth
Kanna (Manchu Manoj), a happy-go- lucky guy with absolutely zero responsibilities is a person who won’t tolerate any bad happening in his presence. He always involves in street fights and one such scenario; he gets into an enmity with Seshu (Sampath Raj), a lawyer in Guntur who wanted to make his political entry.
On the other side, Kanna falls in love with Amrutha (Pragya Jaiswal), and she happens to be Seshu’s sister. How Kanna wins his love and how he defeats Seshu. Forms the rest of the story.
S.K. Satya debuts as a director for this overpoweringly happy, masala-commercial movie that somehow ends on a very happy note in spite of all the emotions that are to be justified, before the movie gets over. Astute editing, lustrous cinematography and Manoj’s screen presence come as a relief to an easily predictable story with a slow screenplay.
Manoj garners great applause for comedy and emotional sequences always. Here, does it in style. Made on a lucrative budget, Gunturodu is a typical film stencil with patience testing songs and over the top action choreography. Through this film, what we learn is, anybody, anytime can easily become a cop, can fire a gun more than the number of bullets it actually has and drive a bullet by not touching it.
All the exaggerations do take a toll on our belief system, but the very minute nuances and the surprise elements are cleverly connected in the end. Eye candy Pragya Jaiswal come for the songs. Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s voice over is an asset for the movie. The fans will surely enjoy it.
Songs make less impact. If you have this really huge house that has to be demolished in a wink, contact Manoj! It is high time, the industry which made amazing mythological stories in the late 70s, goes back to their traditions of having a strong, sensible story. Routine story and lack of comedy quotients are major drawbacks of the film. The boring scenes which lack the humor don’t quite look impressive.
A commercial pot-boiler that boils way too hard to tell a story.
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