Director Surender Reddy's much-hyped Telugu movie Race Gurram starring Allu Arjun and Shruti Hassan in the leads, has garnered mixed reviews and rich ratings. Most of the film critics have noticed lot of positive aspect in the film to appreciate the team work and praise them. But one big complaint that they have to make against the film is a routine story that has been brought to screen several times in the past. The film has been rated 3.31 out of 5. Continue to read film critics verdict on Race Gurram.
OneIndia - Rating: 3.5
Overall, Race Gurram has excellent performances by lead actors, engrossing narration and rich production values, but lacks a fresh plot. It is a good family entertainer that will also impress the mass audience. It is a must watch movie for Bunny and Surender fans.
Times Of India - Rating: 3.5
In fact Brahmanandam got as rousing a welcome (if not bigger) from the audiences as did Allu Arjun's introduction scene. While Bunny (as Allu Arjun is affectionately referred as) had to out run a pack of wild horses in what was a very elaborately conceived sequence. Brahmanadam just had to turn up as Kill Bill Pandey, a frustrated cop and he creamed it.
Idlebrain - Rating: 3.25
Despite the story being routine, Surender Reddy packed it with entertaining screenplay. The run length, misplaced songs and few action episodes are the negatives for the film while Allu Arjun, Brahmanandam, entertaining scenes are the positives. Read more in the slideshow
The Hindu - Review
Allu Arjun as the good-for-nothing Lucky is very good. He carries off both comic and action sequences with élan. Shaam as the arrogant elder brother Ram delivers a good performance while Brahmanandam steals the show as frustrated police officer Killbill Pandey in the second half.
NowRunning - Rating: 2.5
The first half of the movie is average and except for the Brahmi's track, every thing is crap in the second half. But the comedy is too good that it can be a game changer for the movie's fate. Given no stiff competition, the movie is expected to rake good amounts at the box office.
Indiaglitz - Rating: 3.5
Race Gurram is watchable for the little doses of heroism, bromance, and comedy.
BharatStudent - Rating: 3.5
There is nothing new in the story and it resembles something like Tadakha. But Surender Reddy should be appreciated for making it a wonderfully knitted entertainer with all commercial elements into it. He firmly followed the trick of the trade, by making last 20 minutes of the film hilarious to the core. Brahmamandam's character entertains the audience to the fullest in climax.
Telugu123 - Rating: 3.5
Race Gurram is a paisa vasool entertainer that makes you feel good when you walk out of the theatre. Brahmanandam, Ali, Posani and M.S.Narayana will make sure that you have a good time. Allu Arjun has improved tremendously as an actor and this movie is going to be one of his best commercial hits.
TeluguCinemas - Rating: 3.5
Race Gurram movie is Pakka Entertaining movie This movie will become good Commercial Hit . Overall You can Watch this movie without any Risk . This movie will be the winner of Summer Race . Iam sure You will Enjoy this movie Go and Watch this movie.
EenaduCinema - Rating: 3.5
RG provides perfect entertaining treat to audience this summer. Kudos to Bunny & Brahmi!! Both rocked the show.
Andhravilas - Rating: 3.5
Energetic excellent performance by Allu Arjun. Brahmanandam and Prakash Raj hillarous comedy. Racegurram must be watched on the big screen as its is good family entertainer with comedy.
TeluguMirchi - Rating: 3.75
Race Gurram has excellent performances by lead actors, engrossing narration and rich production values, despite lack of fresh story line. Leaving the logic a side, Race Gurram will definitely entertain the audience. There is no movie at the box office except Legend in this summer season. This is a good feast for mass as well as class who are looking for a good movie.
TeluguOne - Rating: 2.75
Race Gurram is a commercial entertainer with a lot of lacking elements. A person who comes out of the theater would say that the second half is watchable and that too only for the comedy scenes by Bramhi and Ali. So Bramhanandam makes the film worth a one time watch !!!
TeluguMoviesNow - Rating: 3
Finally, the director Surender Reddy direction was good and the film has a potential to prove its worth at box office. Race Gurram is a commercial hit with few ups and downs. On the other side Race Gurram is also a decent Family entertainer.
APHerald - Rating: 2.5
Race Gurram begins in style, promising aplenty. Sadly a sense of lethargy creeps as the narration starts. With many ups and downs, the film ends on a predictable path without much to cherish. The star cast no doubt gives their best. The major asset of the film is Brahmanandam's introduction and his performance. The cinematography by Manoj is good while Thaman has given brilliant Background. Yet the mix goes wrong which mars the show. On the whole, Race Gurram is a formula flick high on prediction. Watch it for the Allu Arjun and Brahmanandam.
FilmCircle - Rating: 2.5
Race Gurram is a result of Surender Reddy's over confidence. This Bollywood aspirant has to brush his knowledge on basics of film making. ‘Daavudaaa' is Bunny's echolalia in Race Gurram. Ironically, audience feel the same after watching this flick. A bad film may sometimes become a commercial hit due to star power. Do Allu Arjun has that kind of image which can turn a flop content into hit? I don't think so.
Cineoutlook - Rating: 3
Over all with hilarious Brahmanandam's episode (Kill Bill Pandey),few other comedy at parts and Allu Arjun's energetic performance Race Gurram tried to manage to complete the race...!! Go and watch it this weekend and have fun..!
Gulte - Rating: 3
Race Gurram has its positives and also has its share of negatives. This film is strictly one time watch for those are craving for entertainment. Movie lovers may not be pleased with this pop corn entertainment and the film that doesn't take itself seriously. Penultimate scenes looks like they are straight out of some parody film ala Hrudaya Kaleyam.
Andhrawishesh - Rating: 3
Race Gurram is like a one time Race and preferred once.
Myfirstshow - Rating: 3.25
Director Surender Reddy came with routine story and he tried to connect with viewers inserting comedy. Story stars off at good pace and reaches its peak with confrontation between hero and villain. However in between the pace slows down due to songs. When everyone felt that story is going no where, Brahmanandam enters and ends it in his own style.
Telugucinema - Rating: 3.25
Race Gurram is regular commercial entertainer with dose of comedy in the second half. Allu Arjun and Kill Bill Pandey steal the show.
AndhraBuzz - Rating: 3.25
In spite of infinite silly mistakes and boring scenes, one reason prevents you from stepping out of the theater. That is Allu Arjun. Bunny has given his best to make you sit throughout the film. He slightly changed his body language to be natural as a middle class irresponsible youngster.
Tollywoodandhra - Rating: 3
The first half of the movie is average with some good comedy tracks. The pre-interval sequence is good and interval turns serious. The second half goes for a toss totally. The director fails to connect audience with his plot and goes totally wayward. However, Brahmi livens up with the nonstop 20 minutes comedy. And again the climax suffers badly and ends routine. However, the high entertainment quotient is expected to mint money for the makers this summer.