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Review : Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyindhe – Enjoyable Romantic Comedy
First Posted at 13.00 on Apr 19th
GJG Release date : 19 April 2013 Rating : 3.5/5
Director : Vijay Kumar Konda
Producer : Nikitha Reddy, Vikram Gowd
Music Director : Anoop Rubens
Starring : Nithiin, Nithya Menen, Isha Talwar, Ali, Jwala Gutta

Young Hero Nithiin’s ‘Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyindhe’ has released today across the world. Nithiin, Nithya Menen and Isha Talwar are the lead actors in this movie, which has been directed by Vijay Kumar Konda. Sresht Movies banner has produced the film and Anoop Rubens has composed the music. The film is crucial for Nithiin, as it coming after the success of ‘Ishq’. Let us see how GJG is

Story :

The story of ‘Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyindhe’ is simple, but sweet. Karthik (Nithiin) is a fiercely independent youngster, who likes to live life on his terms. He believes in a hands on approach to things. During the wedding party of his friend Pandu (Ali), Karthik comes across Shruthi (Isha Talwar) and instantly falls in love with her. He obtains her phone number through Pandu and starts calling her on a regular basis.

But as fate would have it, Karthik gets the wrong number and he actually keeps calling Shravani (Nithya Menen), instead of Shruthi. Shravani is a very rich young girl, who fantasizes about falling in love with an anonymous lover. She wants someone who loves her for what she is, without caring about her beauty or her wealth. Karthik meets all her requirements and it is a dream come true for her.

A breezy romance starts over the phone. Karthik and Shravani fall in love with each other for completely different reasons. But the happiness is short lived and the story takes a twist when both parties come to know about the mix up.

What happens next? Who will Karthik end up with? Watch the film to know the rest.

Plus Points :

Nithiin is a perfect fit for the role of Karthik. Beginning with ‘Ishq’, he has transformed himself completely in terms of acting and body language. His costumes are cool and he now has a certain ease on screen. His dances in Pawan Kalyan’s remix song are outstanding. With the help of technology, the makers have shown Pawan Kalyan and Nithiin dancing together and this sequence has come out really well. Nithiin is getting good at comedy and his timing is spot on in this movie.

Nithya Menen is once again the undisputed star of the film. In a character that has multiple shades, she shines through brilliantly. Nithya has very expressive eyes and she uses them to devastating effect while conveying emotions. Her performance is a treat to watch in this movie.

The chemistry between Nithiin and Nithya is outstanding and is a major highlight for the movie. Their scenes have been written and shot very well. The romantic track between Nithiin and Nithya has a lot of depth. There is tenderness, humour and emotional bonding between the characters. Climax sequence is good and the scenes will tug at your heartstrings.

Isha Talwar is decent. Ali entertains well as Nithiin’s friend. Thagubothu Ramesh brings a few laughs in a brief role. Madhu has performed well as Nithiin’s friend and his romantic track with Isha Talwar is quite humorous.

Clever screenplay and intelligent humour are the film’s biggest assets. Pace of narration is fast and the entertainment quotient is maintained right through the film. Songs have been shot well, especially the title song, Pawan Kalyan’s remix song and ‘Thu hi Re’.

There are a number of references to Pawan Kalyan and the famous ‘nadum’ scene from ‘Khushi’ has been used cleverly in the film.

Minus Points :

When compared to the first half, the second half loses pace slightly for a while. Jwala Gutta is not very effective as a dancer.

Some cinematic liberties have been taken with the story. When you speak to someone for hours together on the phone, and consider that person as your soul mate, will you not recognise that voice when he/she comes in front of you?

The gay comedy scenes are fun for a while, but may not be enjoyed by everyone – especially family crowds. Raghu Babu is wasted in a comedy track that does not really gel with the rest of the film.

Technical Aspects :

Andrew’s cinematography is very good and it lends a rich feel to the visuals. Editing is very good. Dialogues are superb and they are a big asset for the film. Anoop Rubens has composed the film’s music and he has done a good job.

Vijay Kumar Konda shows great promise as a director. It is quite tough to engage the attention of viewers with such a simple storyline, but he succeeds.

Verdict :

‘Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyindhe’ is a nicely written and well executed romantic comedy. Superb chemistry between Nithiin and Nithya, a high comedy quotient and intelligent screenplay make this film a very enjoyable watch. Nithiin has a potential Box Office winner on his hands. Rating – 3.5/5

Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru


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