Director Radha Mohan and actor-turned-producer Prakash Raj have already worked together in five movies in Telugu and Tamil. Now, they are up with their sixth outing Gouravam and they have selected a fresh face Allu Sirish, the brother of Allu Arjun for it. The trio makes sure that they rock you with a hard hitting social drama, which is embedded with good story and excellent performance.
Gouravam is social drama with rich production values.
Debutante Allu Sirish's electrifying performance is the main
highlight in the film. Radha Mohan's interesting story and
narration, S Thaman's enchanting music, Preetha's beautiful
cinematography, well choreographed action and dance and a few
sentimental scenes are other attractions of the movie.
The movie deals with a universal problems - the issue of honour
killing and it also throws light on discrimination and caste
system, which is still prevailing in the country even after 60
years of its independence. Radha Mohan, who has penned the story
and screenplay besides direction, has clubbed creativity with
commerce. He has nicely blended a love story into this serious
subject. He has also included some action scenes to suit the taste
of young audience.
Arjun is a young man who goes from the city to a village in search of his friend, who has gone missing. How he finds him out will form the story of the movie. Although it is a message-oriented movie, Gouravam is not preachy. It is quite entertaining and encouraging for youth. At times, some emotional scenes are dragging and they might bore some section of viewers.
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Arjun (Allu Sirish) is a son of a rich man. On some business
work, his father sends him to a village called SM Palli, where his
best friend Shankar is staying. After reaching the village, he
comes to know that Shankar has gone missing for the past six
months. He decides to find him and a young lawyer called Yamini
(Yami Gautam) come to assist him. How he unravels the mystery will
form the rest of the story.
Usually stars' kids chose a masala or a commercial entertainer
for their debut. But mega family member Allu Sirish, son of
producer Allu Aravind, has chosen a family drama based on a social
cause. In his launch movie, he has given wonderful performance,
which is one of the main highlights in the film. He has emoted well
in sentimental scenes and is at complete ease in action
Although she appears beside Sirish most of the time, Yami Gautam
has no much scope for performance in Gouravam. She has
done justice to her available screen space for her. Her chemistry
with Sirish is one of the highlights of the film.
Besides producing the film, Prakash Raj has played an important
role in the film. Although his character is crucial for the movie,
the talented actor has nothing much to do in it. He has delivered a
fitting performance for his role.
Others like Nassar, Sricharan, Anupama Kumar, Madhu, Brahmaji,
Harish and Lakshmi have also done justice to their respective
Preetha's camera work is a main attraction in the technical
front. The cinematographer has done brilliant work in capturing the
atmosphere in the village. His picturisation in songs is also good
and a visual treat.
S Thaman's music and background are second highlight in the
technical stuffs. His soundtracks are soothing and melodious. His
background score elevates several emotional scenes.
Other technical stuffs like costumes, makeup, art direction and
dialogues are also decent and commendable.
Verdict: Gouravam has an intense and
unique subject, which provokes your thought. It also has got best
performance from the lead actors. But slow and dragging narration
may keep away a section of audience from the theatres. If you are
mega family fan, don't miss to watch Sirish's intense
Producer: Prakash Raj
Director: Radha Mohan
Cast: Allu Sirish, Yami Gautam, Prakash Raj
Music: S Thaman
Release date: April 19, 2013