After rendering two films which were not hits, Thimmarayi and
Badri, director Raghuvardhan brings Gunavantha. The movie is weak
in several major aspects - narration, cinematography, editing and
direction. Director Raghuvardhan needs to learn that a good story
entices moviegoers, not just a good star cast.
Prem and Rekha share screen space for the first time as college
mates, Guna and Uma. Guna and Uma are good friends at college,
always moving together. As they get closer to each other, they fall
in love and decide to get married. Everything is happy going, until
they happen to see Babu, brother of gangster Keshave Reddy, being
murdered by the cops. Guna is mistakenly identified as the culprit
behind Babu's murder, so Keshav Reddy wants to kill him at any
Things get worse when another big thug, Gold Reddy (Rangayana
Raghu), demands that Guna vacate the land where Guna is building an
orphanage and kills Guna's mother, Padma (Chithra Shenoy).
Surrounded by so many troubles, Guna decides to keep away from Uma.
Even Uma's father (Avinash) asks his daughter to forget about Guna.
Will Guna survive at the hands of two big underworld dons and unite
with his lover, Uma?
Prem does his best to deliver a great performance, but the role
does not suit him. Avinash does not get much scope. Rangayana Raghu
does a good job as a villain. Rekha's performance is bland.
Music by Hamsalekha is OK. Gunavantha may only see moderate