Review : Sarkaaru Noukari – Decent Concept, Underwhelming Narration
Published on Jan 1, 2024 2:55 pm IST
Sarkaaru Noukari Telugu Movie Review

Release Date : January 1, 2024

123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5

Starring: Akash Goparaju, Bhavana Vazhapandal, Srinivasa Rao, Sammeta Gandhi, Sudhakar Reddy, Madhulatha, Mahadev

Director: Ganganamoni Shekar

Producers: K. Raghavendra Rao

Music Director: Sandilya Pisapati

Cinematographer: Ganganamoni Shekar

Editor: Raghavendra Varma

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Singer Sunitha’s son Akash Goparaju made his movie debut with the film Sarkaari Noukari. The movie, directed by Ganganamoni Shekar, is now out in theatres. Let’s see how the film is.

 

Story:

Gopal (Akash Goparaju) is a government employee who marries Satya (Bhavana Vazhapandal). Gopal’s job is to emphasize the importance of condoms and distribute them in order to prevent villagers from getting AIDS. Satya starts hating him from the moment she gets to know about Gopal’s job. Satya tells him that she will leave him if he doesn’t resign. Even then, Gopal decides to do his job. Why is Gopal so persistent that he neglects his wife for his job? Did he succeed in creating awareness among villagers? This is what the movie is about.

 

Plus Points:

The film’s premise is pretty interesting. The makers’ intention to provide a message to society about a dangerous health problem is good. A few scenes were dealt well. The film’s setting in the 90s period makes the story even more realistic, as that was the period when our country started falling prey to AIDS.

Debutant Akash Goparaju did a decent job. He tried to showcase the emotions with his eyes. In a few scenes, Akash did well. Even though this is his first time, Akash has come up with a different subject, which is appreciable.

Bhavana Valapandal’s performance as Satya was impressive, and her chemistry with Akash was good. Srinivasa Rao, Sammeta Gandhi, Sudhakar Reddy, Madhulatha, and Mahadev are fine in their respective roles.

 

Minus Points:

Sarkaaru Noukari isn’t the first movie that dealt with this topic, and hence, the director tried to balance the film with fun and emotional elements. But he didn’t succeed completely in his attempt. Only a couple of scenes evoke laughs. The slow narration from the start till the finish is the biggest drawback of Sarkaaru Noukari.

The emotional scenes could have been executed in a better manner, as the depth is missing in them. It isn’t tough to guess what happens as the movie progresses. The twist regarding the protagonist’s friend’s character can be guessed as soon as the second half commences. The predictability factor hence plays a spoilsport.

The concept is no doubt a very good one, but the same should have been told in an entertaining manner for better impact. The editing team could have done a better job, and a few unnecessary scenes could have been chopped off.

 

Technical Aspects:

Sandilya Pisapati’s songs are pleasant. The background score is decent. The visuals look natural and the village atmosphere has been neatly showcased. The editing is below par.

Ganganamoni Shekar’s treatment could have been way better. This is a topic that is considered a taboo in India, and hence, the emotions should have been hard-hitting. Also, the comedy part isn’t written well, and hence, one doesn’t connect to the movie completely.

 

Verdict:

On the whole, Sarkaaru Noukari deals with an important issue, but the movie lacks an engaging narrative throughout. Akash Goparaju did a decent job in his debut film, and the leading lady, Bhavana Vazhapandal, was impressive in her role. Though the concept is good, the same could have been told in a more entertaining manner. The comedy and emotions didn’t work as expected. A few scenes are fine, but as a whole, the movie is underwhelming.

123telugu.com Rating: 2.5/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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