Release Date : October 13, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Starring: Jayam Ravi, Nayanthara, Rahul Bose, Vinoth Kishan, Narain, Vijayalakshmi, Ashish Vidyarthi
Director: I. Ahmed
Producers: Sudhan Sundaram, Jayaram
Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Editor: JV Manikanda Balaji
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Jayam Ravi and Nayanthara’s God has hit the screens today. The film is directed by I. Ahmed. Let’s see how it is.
Arjun (Jayam Ravi) is a cop who takes the law into his hands and kills criminals. He has a dear friend, Andrew (Narain), who also is a police. Meanwhile, a psychopath killer named Brahma (Rahul Bose) creates havoc by killing young women. Arjun catches Brahma, but the psychopath kills Andrew. Arjun leaves the police job and takes care of Andrew’s family. One day, Brahma escapes from police custody, instilling fear in the public. What happens next? Did Brahma get caught? This is what the film is about.
Jayam Ravi is too good in the cop role, and he shoulders the film all the way. His intense and fierce performance as Arjun is superb. His body language and expressions are spot-on. Jayam Ravi played similar roles in the past as well and hence brought his experience to the table.
Narain, Vijayalakshmi, and Ashish Vidyarthi are good in their respective roles. Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja gave it his all and tried to create maximum impact with his stunning background score.
Films based on serial killers have started to lose their charm of late as the makers are resorting to the same tried and tested formula in this genre. God also has joined the list of those movies. Ratsasan has set a standard among crime thrillers, and filmmakers must come out of Ratsasan’s hangover as soon as possible. It is high time that makers must come up with fresh narratives to impress the audience.
There are two categories in these kind of films. A few directors wish to reveal the killer in the first place, while a few wish to reveal in the end. God belongs to the first category, and there is absolutely no issue as long as the proceedings are thrilling. But the screenplay is dull in God with bland and repetitive scenes.
Nothing excites us, as there aren’t any gripping moments. The police investigation angle is poorly showcased as they fail to catch the criminal every single time. There is a key twist in the film which introduces us to a new character. Though the role is played by a good actor, the way it is written causes irritation completely.
The very reason why the killers commit crimes is the most essential aspect of these crime thrillers, but that has been showcased in a poor manner. Also, God has a lot of resemblance to a recent blockbuster that has come in the same genre. A great actress like Nayanthara doesn’t have much to do in the film. The climax is stretched for no reason.
Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematographer Hari K. Vedanth gave their best to the film. The film’s colour palette is very good, and the production values are fine, too. The editing is decent. The Telugu dubbing is excellent.
Coming to the director Ahmed, he did a poor job with God. He has chosen a template-based story and narrated it in a boring and unexciting manner. There are absolutely no edge-of-the-seat moments, and even the main twist lacks the punch.
On the whole, God is a boring crime thriller that has a tried and tested storyline. The movie offers nothing new and is filled with monotonous scenes. The psychopath’s character and the police investigation angle are poorly designed. On top of that, the main twist and an another key character are annoying. Jayam Ravi’s honest performance and solid technical values stand out in this lackluster crime thriller.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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