Movie Review: Gaddalakonda Ganesh/ Valmiki
Director: Harish Shankar
Producers: Ram Achanta and Gopichand Achanta
Banner: 14 Reels Plus
Music Director: Mickey J. Meyer
Starring: Varun Tej, Pooja Hegde, Atharvaa, Mirnalini Ravi
Release Date: 20th September 2019
Gaddalakonda Ganesh/Valmiki Review: V Gaddalakonda Ganesh/Valmiki is a gangster comedy movie, which is directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Ram Achanta and Gopichand Achanta under the banner of 14 Reels Plus. It is a remake of the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda. This is the first time, Varun Tej is playing a negative role in this film. Apart from him, Valmiki also has Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde and Mirnalini Ravi in the lead role. Dimple Hayathi is shaking leg for special song Jarra Jarra. The movie has hit the theaters today on 20th September 2019. Let’s see the story of Valmiki.
Story: Abhi (Atharva) is an aspiring director, who decides to make violent gangster flick and find a real-life gangster. After much research, Abhi zeroes in on ruthless gangster Gaddalakonda Ganesh aka Gani (Varun Tej) and wants to make a movie on it. Does Abhi become successful? What happens next? Form the rest of the story.
- Varun Tej’ gate up
- Background Score
- First Half
- Run Time
Performance: Varun Tej gives a commendable performance, and steals the show. He is chillingly menacing at times, while completely hilarious in others, but equally convincing in both. A truly remarkable performance. Atharva makes his debut in Telugu with Gaddalakonda Ganesh/ Valmiki. He gives a top-notch performance. Pooja Hegde and Mrinalini Ravi, who are playing the female leads, have done well. Sathya is decent. Brahmaji is ok. Tanikella Bharani gets less screen space. Rest of the cast performs accordingly.
Technical: Music by Mickey J. Meyer is a winner, while cinematographer has found the best angle and perfect vantage point for every scene. Editing could have been tauter. Director Harish Shanakt’ brilliant script is complemented by excellent performances, perfect cinematography, compelling dialogues, and stimulating Background score. Harish Shankar has executed Gaddalakonda Ganesh/ Valmiki perfectly too maintaining the fun and entertainment quotient throughout.
Analysis: The movie has humour, sentiments, romance and loads of fun. Gaddalakonda Ganesh/ Valmiki is definitely a must-watch.