Gaddhalakonda Ganesh (Valmiki): A watchable entertainer

Film: Gaddhalakonda Ganesh; Director: Harish Shankar; Cast: Varun Tej, Atharvaa Murali; Pooja Hegde

By Author  |  Published: 20th Sep 2019  5:57 pm

Hyderabad: The story of Gaddhalakonda Ganesh (Valmiki) revolves around the quest of a film director, Abhi (Atharvaa Murali) who wants to make a movie with a gangster as the protagonist. It is during his pursuit of such a character that he comes across Gaddhalakonda Ganesh (Varun Tej).

He begins his quest to understand Ganesh more, first through his followers, during which he falls in love with a girl from the same village. The girl happens to be a relative of Ganesh.

As he meets Ganesh, and slowly becomes part of his gang, Abhi slowly begins his work on making the life of Ganesh into a story for his movie.

Ganesh slowly opens up to Abhi about his past, how he was an ardent fan of heroine Sridevi and how he gets attracted to another girl, whose name too was incidentally Sridevi. He also reveals how he lost her.

Whether Abhi manages to make the movie, who will play the role of Ganesh, and what happens to Ganesh forms the rest of the movie.

Director Harish Shankar, has effected several changes in the story in comparison with the original Tamil movie, Jigarthanda, but the basics remain the same even as the movie gets all the necessary ingredients for the Telugu audience. Harish provides a proper platform for Varun Tej to demonstrate his acting skills, which he does quite impressively and in fact, carries the movie on his shoulders. Music by Mickey J Meyer is a highlight of the movie.

Pooja Hegde, Atharvaa Murali and the rest of the cast do deliver. The efforts of the producers, Achanta Ram and Achanta Gopi, to make an entertainer have not gone in vain as the movie lives up to expectations.

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