Gundello Godari Review
Cast: Aadi Pinisetti, Lakshmi Manchu, Sundeep Kishan, Tapsee, Annapurna, Ravi Babu, Pruthvi, Mumaith Khan & Jeeva
Cinematography: MR Palani Kumar
Lyrics: Chandrabose, Anant Sreeram & Ramu
Art: Murali Kondeti
Story – screenplay – dialogues – direction: Kumar Nagendra
Producer: Lakshmi Manchu
Release date: 8 March 2013
Malli (Adi Pinisetti) and Chitra (Lakshmi Manchu) are just married couple who are devastated with floods. As they float and fight for survival, they tell each other about their love-past. Malli is a hardworking fisherman whose goal in life is to own a fishing boat. But his ambition is disturbed by Sarala (Tapsee) the daughter of his boat owner. Chitra (Lakshmi Manchu) and Suri (Sundeep Kishan) are brought up together and they like each other. While Chitra loves Suri selflessly, Suri sets his eyes on winning cock fights (kodi pandaalu). The rest of the story is all about how Malli and Chitra survive during floods and how their bond becomes much stronger in a few hours after the marriage.
Adi Pinisetti is raw and fabulous with his spotless portrayal of a fisherman character. His experience in Tamil films has come in handy in portraying raw emotions and he has maintained rustic look throughout. Lakshmi Manchu is good a girl who is in an emotional turmoil. There will be a lot of sympathy to this character. Sundeep Kishan suited the role very well and his dialect is good. Tapsee is the eye candy of the film with sensuous look and lusty characterization. She looks really good in sarees. Ravi Babu has a brief and effective role. Jeeva, Annapurna and Pruthvi did well. Mumaith Khan has sizzled in an item song.
gundello godariGundello Godari is a love story that is set against the backdrop of 1986 floods of Godavari. It’s a movie with raw emotions and realistic content. It’s very easy to produce and market an eye-candy films with entertainment quotient. But Lakshmi Manchu has taken a brave decision of making a different movie without compromising on any aspect. Plus points of the film are casting, realistic approach, music and technical elements. On the flip side, the second half should have been more arresting. On a whole, Gundello Godari is a brave and sensible effort from Lakshmi Manchu.