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The story of almost every 'sports movie' might sound quite similar (underdogs winning in Lagaan, Chakde India, Sye). The difference is made by screenplay with lots of subtexts and technical brilliance. While Golconda High School has the technical expertise the screenplay is somehow lost in the second half till the final game brings it back. Dialogues are witty and entertaining throughout. Art director Ravinder’s work is visible inspite of having very little scope. Kalyani Malik’s background is simply an asset to the movie. K.K.Senthil’s work as expected is good in non-cricketing scenes. During the cricket scenes he sticks to three or four angles leaving the rest to editor. It could be because, he might have wanted to give the audience a TV feel – something they are more familiar with. It adds to the excitement, but probably decreases visual drama. Editing is top notch, and the length of the movie is appreciable too!
Producer Rammohan should be appreciated for showing courage to produce a movie that doesn’t have a typical commercial subject.
Golconda High School is like any other sports movie, and works like a low scoring cricket match. What could have been easy to win, is made a hash of, until your favorite team wins in the last ball!