Release date : Nov 22, 2019
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Starring : Sandeep Madhav, Muskaan Khubchandani
Director : Jeevan Reddy
Producers : Appi Reddy,Damu Reddy
Music Director : Suresh Bobbili
George Reddy is a film that many were waiting for eagerly as it is based on the life of George Reddy, the slain Osmania University Student Leader. Directed by Jeevan Reddy, this film was released today. Let’s see how it is.
George Reddy(Sandy) joins the Osmania University for his higher studies. There, he comes across many problems that the students are facing. He keeps quiet for a while but revolts after a particular incident. Seeing his courage, many in the campus support him and very soon, George becomes a hero. He starts fighting for the rights of the students and in all this, develops a lot of enemies. How did George Reddy deal with his enemies? What happened to him in the end? To know the answers, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
The entire university set up is good as the bygone era has been recreated superbly. Sandy leads from the front and is superb in the role of George Reddy. His body language, screen presence, and dialogue delivery were perfect. Sandy was superb in all the fights.
Heroine Muskan looks cute and was impressive in her little role. Pelli Choopulu fame Abhay got a key role as Rajanna and he did supremely well as an aggressive student. Chaitanya Krishna was neat as the student leader and so was Manoj Nandan.
Satya Dev is a good actor and he shined in his tiny yet crucial role. The fights and BGM need a special mention as they have been composed extremely well. The realistic fights are the highlight and have been conceived well, especially the blade fight. The first half of the film was impressive as it had all the decent student politics.
Post an interesting first half, the film’s tempo drops down completely. The film only becomes one-sided and that is of a revolutionary mode. There is no strong conflict point as a strong villain’s thread would have made matters even better.
The proceedings are quite predictable as a fight is followed by a revolutionary scene. Some scenes give you instant high but form there on the film falls flat in the second half.
The climax is also not handled well as many characters and situations have not at all been justified. The director failed to give clarity in the film as to who is doing what and why.
Technically, the film is sound as credit should go to the art direction and production design department as they recreated the bygone era in a very good manner. As told earlier, BGM is amazing and is the life to the film. Dialogues are decent and so is the camerawork which showcases Osmania university in a splendid way. Editing is just about okay.
Coming to the director Jeevan Reddy, the subject he has chosen is decent. But in order to make the film more commercialized and mainstream, his grip on the drama misses out in many areas. He got all the aesthetics spot on but could not handle the second half and climax well.
On the whole, George Reddy is a realistic student drama that has some good thrills. The setup, performances, and BGM are huge assets of the film. On the flip side, a dull second half with simple proceedings, lack of good drama, and abrupt climax take down the film to an extent. The youth will like the film as it has some good mass fights but for other general audiences, this film is just a strictly okay watch with passable proceedings.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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