Starring: Sundeep Kishan, Bobby Simha, Neha Hariraj Shetty, Rajendra Prasad and Others
Director: G Nageshwar Reddy
Producers: Kona Venkat, M.V.V.Satyanarayana
Music Director: Chowrasta Ram, Sai Kartheek
Editor: Chota K Prasad
iQlikMovies Rating: 2/5
After A1 Express, Sundeep Kishan is back with his second theatrical release of the year, Gully Rowdy. Directed by G. Nageshwara Reddy, this movie has hit the screens today. Kona Venkat has bankrolled the project. Check out its review below:
Right from his childhood, Vasu (Sundeep Kishan) is raised as a rowdy by his grandfather in order to reclaim his family's lost prestige. After a series of events, Vasu decides to help Venkata Rao (Rajendra Prasad), whose land has been illegally taken by a local gangster. In the process, Vasu also lock horns with inspector Raghu Naik (Bobby Simha). Did Vasu get back Venkata Rao's land? Why is Raghu Naik involving in this matter? How did Vasu deal with all these issues? form the major crux of this movie.
We have seen Sundeep Kishan performing these kinds of roles in a few of his earlier films. Vasu's character brings nothing new from the actor. He performed well and carried the role with ease, but had nothing great or new to offer. He tried to bring out the 'massy' side of him but weak storytelling dented his character.
Heroine Neha Shetty looks cute on screen but didn't have much to offer, just like any other heroine in various commercial films. Rajendra Prasad is the show-stopper in this movie. He did his role with ease and remains the major highlight among the cast. Bobby Simha got a grey-shaded serious role. There is no depth to his character. Barring funny character names, Viva Harsha, Vennela Kishore and Posani Krishna Murali had nothing else to offer in the movie.
Director Nageshwara Reddy came up with an age-old story with this film. We have seen similar movies in Telugu for the last two decades. While audiences started encouraging new wave cinema, these kinds of films take a back seat. One needs a fresh narration to make these films work at the box office but Gully Rowdy lacks it.
Music by Ram Miriyala and Sai Kartheek is okay. A couple of songs are good but are ruined by bad picturization. The background score is good in parts. Cinematography by Sujatha Siddharth follows template shots. The production values are decent. Editing could have been better.
Gully Rowdy is a typical commercial potboiler that has nothing new to offer. As said earlier, commercial films need to be handled creatively to attract new-age audiences. But director Nageshwara Reddy fails to do so. His screenplay lacks punch and remains pale. There are way too many characters that spoil the proceedings with unnecessary scenes. The first half goes on a funny note and the second half takes a serious route. But none of them will impress audiences. Thus, Gully Rowdy remains predictable from beginning to end. On the whole, it turns out to be a passable outing for commercial movie lovers and a horrible watch for the rest.
Few comedy scenes
Outdated story and screenplay
Lack of creative approach in technicalities
Final Verdict: Silly Rowdy
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