|Release date : Jan 10, 2015
|123telugu.com Rating : 3.5/5
|Director : Kishore Kumar Pardasany
|Producer : D.Suresh Babu, Sharat Marar
|Music Director : Anoop Rubens
|Starring: Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, Shriya Saran
Gopala Gopala is perhaps one of the most awaited films in the recent past. Starring heavy weights like Venkatesh and Pawan Kalyan, this film is directed by Kishore Pardhasani and has hit the screens today. Let’s now see how the film is.
Gopala Rao(Venkatesh) is a cunning businessman who own a store which sells religious idols. He leads a simple life and does not believe in God. One fine day, he speaks ill about god and his presence in one of the events involving his wife(Shreya).
Twist in the tale arises when a sudden earthquake causes a huge devastation and his shop gets completely demolished. An upset Gopala Rao approaches his insurance company. Sadly, they turn him down terming it as an act of God. Left with no choice, an angry Gopala Rao decides to sue god in turn.
Rest of the story is as to how Gopala Rao manages to win this unique case, and where does Pawan Kalyan feature in all this set up.
Victory Venkatesh is apt in his role of an atheist, and carries off a mature character quite convincingly. The way he has performed in all the courtroom scenes is quite good. He brings in a lot of simplicity to the film, and all his scenes with Pawan Kalyan have been designed exceptionally well.
Yet another major highlight and best part of the film is Pawan Kalyan’s character. He is simply awesome as Lord Krishna, and carries the entire second half on his shoulders. Pawan brings in an emotional effect and all the dialogues that he mouths are well written and thought provoking. He has played his character with a lot of ease and is especially good in all the combination scenes with Venkatesh.
While the first half is quite simple, the second half is emotional and has an underlying message right till the end. Interesting aspect is that the film is narrated in quite an entertaining mode. Posani is hilarious in his swamiji’s role. Climax of the film is interesting and justifies to the concept of the film.
A lot of Pawan Kalyan fans would agree to this that the screen time of their hero is a bit less in the film. Heroine Shreya has absolutely nothing to do in the film, and just appears in a few scenes. Bollywood superstar Mithun Chakraborty does not have much scope to perform in his negative role.
Length of the film is a tad long as some scenes in the climax could have been easily chopped off. The film gets serious in the second half and the entertainment level decreases a bit here.
Camerawork in the film is clean and showcases the film in a good light. As said earlier, dialogues have a lot of depth and those mouthed by Pawan Kalyan in particular are simply superb. Screenplay is neat as the entire film runs on a single thread. Editing in the second half is below par as some scenes during the climax are a bit stretched out.
Director Dolly has done a decent job with the remake as he has retained the essence of the original and has narrated the film in quite a smooth way. Anup Ruben’s music is decent, but it is his background score which adds a lot of depth to the entire set up.
On the whole, Gopala Gopala is a film which is made straight from the heart. It has an underlying message and is narrated in quite an entertaining way. Icing on the cake are the stunning performances by Venkatesh and Pawan Kalyan which make this film a thought provoking entertainer during this festive season.
123telugu.com Rating : 3.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team