Genre: Action, Crime, Darama
Cast: Varun Tej, Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde, Mirnalini Ravi
Director: Harish Shankar
Producer: Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta
Language : Telugu
Running Time: 2 hour 52 min
Certified : U/A
Gaddalakonda Ganesh (Valmiki) Movie Review: Director Harish Shankar's Telugu movie Gaddalakonda Ganesh (Valmiki) starring Varun Tej, Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde and Mirnalini Ravi has received positive review and rating from the audience.
Gaddhalakonda Ganesh is a gangster comedy film, which is a remake of the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda. Director Harish Shankar has written the script for the movie, which has been produced by Ram Achanta and Gopichand Achanta under the banner of 14 Reels Plus. The film has received a U/A certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 2.52 hours.
Story: The film is about an aspiring director, who decides to make a film on a gangster as his first venture. In his experimentation, he comes across a heartless gangster Ganesh and manages to get close to him. However, things are not as simple as they seem and the movie maker is caught in the chaos of finishing his film and seeing the other side of the gangster's life. What happens next forms the crux.
Analysis: Harish Shankar has made some changes in the adaptation of Jigarthanda in a bid to suit the taste of Telugu viewers. The movie is high on mass entertainer elements. Some comedy scenes keep you engaged in the first half, but the second half falls flat with a dragging narration of the last 25 minutes, say the audience.