Release date : May 22, 2015
123telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Director : Gautham Menon
Producer : S.Aishwarya
Music Director : Harris Jayraj
Starring : Ajith, Trisha, Anushka
Director Gautam Menon, is synonymous with making hard hitting cop flicks. His latest cop drama starring Ajith has been dubbed into Telugu as Yentavaadu Gani. Let’s see how the film turns out to be.
Satyadev(Ajith) is a powerful cop who fears no one. One fine day, a dreaded gangster named Victor(Arun Vijay) suddenly attacks Satyadev’s friend Chandramukhi(Anushka). Things get ugly and Chandramukhi is given heavy police protection.
Victor tries hard to kill Chandramukhi but fails every time. This is also the time that Chandramukhi comes to know that Victor is an old enemy of Satydev and shares a personal vendetta with him and his wife Hemanika(Trisha).
Who is this Victor ? What doe he have to do with Satyadev and his family ? Will Satyadev manage to save Chandramukhi ? To know answers to all these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
Major asset of the film is the gripping screenplay. The entire credit should go to director Gautam Menon for showcasing such a simple story in an engaging way. Ajith gives a top notch performance as Satyadev. All his confrontation scenes with Arun Vijay are superb and raise the tempo of the film.
Arun Vijay is supreme in his negative role, and gives his career best performance. The way he confronts a powerful actor like Ajith speaks volumes of his acting. Anushka suits perfectly in her role. The pre-climax and all the chasing scenes have been designed well.
The bond that is showcased between Ajith and his daughter is showcased well. Chemistry between Ajith and Trisha is crackling and their romantic track has wonderful moments.
The film has its dull moments. After an engaging start, the film gets emotional and bogs down a bit. Pace of the film drops and screenplay gets a bit predictable. Anushka’s track lacks clarity and could have been handled well.
Yentavadu Gaani is two faced and shifts tracks all off a sudden. What starts off as an revenge drama turns highly emotional. The film gets quite serious after a while and all those who seek regular entertainment might be disappointed.
Length of the film is a tad too long as the director goes into way too many unnecessary details and episodes. There are certain logics which go missing in the film.
Music was the biggest asset for the Tamil version, but is just about ok when it comes to Telugu. Background score is very good and lifts the film to a decent level. Dialogues are contemporary and suit the mood of the film. Editing is below par as a number of scenes could have been easily edited out to make the film crisp.
Coming to the director Gautam Menon, he has taken a simple subject and narrated it with a gripping screenplay. The way he has etched out powerful characters is pretty good.
On the whole, Yentvadu Gaani is yet another emotional cop drama from Gautam Menon. Ajith and Arun Vijay’s power packed performance and gripping screenplay are major assets of this film. The film goes off track many a times and is a tad too long. Aimed clearly at niche audience, this film will do well in the ‘A’ centers and is just a one time watch for the rest.
123telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team