Gayatri Movie Review

Rating: 2/5

Critic Rating: (2/5)

Movie NameGayatri
Movie Rating2/5
Movie CastMohan Babu, Manchu Vishnu, Shriya Saran, Nikhila Vimal
DirectorMadan
Music DirectorS Thaman
Production CompanyMohan Babu
Release DateFebruary 9, 2018

The last generation of Telugu cinema has good actors who are versatile in some way from each other and they enjoyed good fan base and got good applause from the audience. Their heirs are trying their luck to impress the audience who expect them to be in the range or above the range of their seniors. Collection King aka Dialogue King Mohan Babu Manchu is one such star who enjoyed good fan base and entertained audience in any way he can as a protagonist, antagonist and in other important roles. He has been acting in movies with some breaks in between and he is not scoring or entertaining audience like before. He is now coming into theatres with “Gayathri”, which has him acting in dual roles and is directed by Madan Ramigani and is produced by Mohan Babu himself.

Story

Gayathri Review
Gayathri Review

Dasari Sivaji (Manchu Mohan Babu) is a stage artist who has a great reputation as an artist. He is widowed by his loving wife Saradha (Shriya Saran) and his daughter (Nikhil Vimal) goes missing in the childhood. He goes to jail in place of culprits by which he earns money and run Saradha Sadan, which is an orphanage he is running in the memory of his wife and daughter. One day, he comes across his daughter and he finally thinks of settling down happily with his daughter and he gets a biggest problem of his life in the form of Gayatri Patel (Mohan Babu). Who is Gayatri Patel? How Sivaji solve the problem that he is facing to live happily with his daughter?

Cast and Performance

Dialogue King Mohan Babu Manchu is terrific in the role of Gayatri Patel and nice in the role of Sivaji. He is too good in his two variant roles and he has given his best whether in dialogues or in body language. Manchu Vishnu as younger Sivaji and he is good in the role. Shriya Saran is fine and her looks are good. Anasuya Bharadwaj is okay in her journalist role. Nikhil Vimal is good. Ali, Brahmanandam, Satyam Rajesh, Posani Krishna Murali and Prudhvi tried to generate few laughs.

Tanikella Bharani and Kota Srinivasara Rao are nice. Raja Raveendra and all other actors are good in their characters.

Writing Department

Anasuya in Gayatri
Anasuya in Gayatri

Story of this Gayatri is quite routine and screenply is too bad to entertain and engage audience. Some political dialogues connecting today’s politics are good.

Technical Departments

Songs composed by SS Thaman are good, especially the song which comes between Vishnu Manchu and Shriya Saran in the second half. He did a fine job in composing background score. Cinematography by Sarvesh Murari is nice. Visuals in this film are eye appealing. Editing by M R Varma is okay. Action sequences are composed well and production values are apt.

Highlights

Mohan Babu Manchu

Minus

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Screenplay

Verdict

Gayatri is a story of good and evil. When someone who is good by nature involves in bad deed to make some good in the values he believed, his life will be upset with the unpredictable repercussions. Director Madan has done terrible work with this movie and at least he could have got a better screenplay from his writers. May be the screenplay he okayed might work in 1990s but it seems very outdated for these days. Except for some political dialogues on contemporary politics which are uttered by Dialogue king Mohan Babu and his acting, there is nothing in this movie which can be said as a positive. The transformation phase for Telugu cinema had already begun and some directors are not updated with the current trend and the result is movies like Gayatri. To sum up, Gayatri is for Manchu fans.

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