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Review : Govindudu Andarivadele – Mesmerizing Family Entertainer
Published on Oct 4, 2014 7:00 am IST
GAV_Review Release date : Oct 01, 2014 Rating : 3.75/5
Director : Krishna Vamsi
Producer : Ganesh Babu
Music Director : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Starring : Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal

The trailers of Govindudu Andarivadele have caught on quite well with the audience. Directed by the creative genius Krishna Vamsi, this film has Ram Charan and Kajal in lead roles. After a round of huge promotions, this family entertainer has hit the screens during the festive season today. Let’s see how it is.


Abhiram(Ram Charan) is a handsome looking NRI, who is born and brought up in London. Even though he lives abroad, Abhiram loves Indian culture and family values. One fine day, he comes to know about his dad’s past which is related back to a huge family based in India.

In order to fulfill his dad’s dream, Abhiram lands in India. There he finds out that his roots are based in the joint family of Balaraju(Prakash Raju). Rest of the story is as to how Abhiram manages to successfully enter the family, and wins the love of everyone.

Plus Points:-

I would like to start off by congratulating Krishna Vamsi, Ram Charan and Bandla Ganesh for bringing us this memorable family entertainer. One needs to salute their conviction that even in the days of formulaic commercial cinema, they have gone ahead and dared to make a heart touching family entertainer.

All those who had doubts about how Ram Charan will do an out and out family film, need to watch GAV to clear their doubts. Charan is just outstanding in the film. Right from his look to his performance, he has owned this film and has given his career best performance. He surprises you with his emotional acting capabilities and is mind blowing during the last half an hour.

Yet another major highlight of the film is Kajal Agarwal. She looks ultra glamours, and shares a sizzling chemistry with Charan. Needless to say you can just be in awe of her timeless beauty, and the way she has performed. Credit should also go to Krishna Vamsi for showing her like never before. Prakash Raj’s inclusion in the last minute is bang on. The makers should be credited for selecting him, as he brings in a lot of depth to this film. As always, Jayasudha gives a decent performance and nicely supports Prakash Raj.

Once again, Srikanth proves what a talented actor he is. He suits his role perfectly and delivers a superb supporting role. Kamalinee Mukherjee looks beautiful in Indian attire and nicely compliments Srikanth. Young actor Adarsh is superb in his negative role, and gives Charan a tough fight. Second half of the film has the necessary family emotions, and especially the last half an hour is heart touching. The way Krishna Vamsi has showcased family emotions and human values is simply superb.

Minus Points:-

First half of the film is a bit slow, when compared to the second. If the makers would have added some comedy, it would have been more entertaining for the audience.

The love track between Srikanth and Kamaleni Mukherjee is not justified much, and has been hurried on to us. Story of the film is quite old and is predictable most of the times.

Technical Aspects:

Like in any Krishna Vamsi film, even GAV is full of life and celebration. Credit should go to him for bringing back the missing family values and human emotions on screen. The way he extracts performances from all his artists, is just outstanding. Camerawork by Sameer Reddy is stunning, as he presents the village atmosphere in a superb light. The way the sets, costumes and other properties have been used brings a lot of life to the film.

Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is decent, and goes with the flow of the film. Fights composed by Peter Heins are entertaining. Dialogues are written with lot of human values, and bring in a lot of depth to the film. Production values are top notch, and Bandla Ganesh should be given credit for the uncompromising visuals. Screenplay of the film is quite good and keeps you engaged right throughout.


With Govindudu Andarivadele, it is once again proved that Krishna Vamsi is a master at making family entertainers. He brings out stunning human relationships, and sketches an entertaining family drama. Charan’s career best performance, Kajal’s glamour and superb performances from the supporting cast, make this film a must watch for the entire family. Rating – 3.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team


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