Movie Review: Geetha Govindam
Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, Nagababu, Subbaraju and Others
Director - Parasuram
Producer - Bunny Vas
Banner - GA2 Pictures
Music - Gopi Sunder
Vijay Deverakonda's latest film Geetha Govindam is loaded with fun elements that will cater to families and youth alike. Parasuram makes a clean movie that has a wafer thin story but loads of entertainment. This film is sure to take the box office by storm.
What is it about?
Vijay Govind (Vijay) is a good guy with noble intentions. He falls in love with Geetha (Rashmika) at first sight. He meets her again in a bus journey where things go out of place and he loses impression with Geetha. Despite that they are forced to stay close because of a strong reason. How Geetha comes to know about Vijay's real self forms rest of the story.
Vijay Deverakonda is a talented actor who keeps it simple without overdoing anything. His casual approach to his role makes Govind an adorable character. He is a typical boy next door who doesn't flex muscles and break into fights. He is superbly supported by Rashmika. They both have the maximum screen time and the terrific chemistry between them doesn't bore the viewers at any point. Rashmika is a fantastic actress and the right fit for Geetha. Subba Raju is okay in a supporting role. Rahul Ramakrishna shines with his style of humor. Vennela Kishore has a limited but hilarious role to play. Nithya Menen's cameo is interesting and Anu Emmanuel appears in a scene.
Parasuram's script is very simple. It is a single line story with a strong conflict. He narrates the film in fun manner right from the beginning. He keeps it engaging all the time in spite of a thin story line. There is a lot of entertainment and a bit of emotion towards the end, which proves his capabilities as director. He shows his mark with the well written dialogues.
Gopi Sunder's music is an asset. A good soundtrack is a must for a love story and Gopi provides one that will bring in repeat audience. Cinematography is neat and editing is adequate. The film has good production values too.
Drags a bit towards the end
Geetha Govindam is a no brainer romantic comedy that only focuses on offering entertainment from the word go. Govindam is a very good guy with morals and dreams of having a great life partner. He comes across Geetha who seem to be the right one, but she misunderstands him due to an unfortunate incident. Whole film revolves around this point but thanks to some sparkling chemistry between Vijay and Rashmika it never gets boring.
First half of the film is thoroughly entertaining with wonderful songs. It reaches the intermission point with a mini outburst from the frustrated lead character. Second half shifts to the same scenario of heroine dominating the hero and him pleading her. There are many repetitive scenes but it never gets tedious because of fine writing and an adorable lead pair. The scene where heroine realizes the nobleness of hero is also done pretty well.
However, things get dragged after this point as the conflict is resolved. Many cliches happen and when things are slipping out of hands enter Vennela Kishore's character that offers fun in between. We can excuse a bit of drama and cliched final part as Geetha Govindam has lot of fun and entertainment until that point.
It is one of the most fun films to come out in recent times. It is a clean romantic comedy that can be enjoyed with whole family. Vijay and Rashmika together steal the show in Geetha Govindam that is ably handled by Parasuram. Mellifluous soundtrack by Gopi Sunder is an icing on the cake. Go watch it.
Verdict: Lovable Govindam!