Earlier, director Raghava Lokhi has dealt with the love story of mad guy in the movie Satya in Love, which featured Hattrick hero Shivaraj Kumar and Genelia. But the movie utterly failed to meet his expectation. Now, he has comeback again with the same old theme with comedian Jaggesh son, debutant Gururaj as hero.
Kannada movie Gilli is a remake of Selvaraghavan's hit Tamil film 7G Rainbow Colony. The director has taken the storyline from original and has scripted it well according to the taste of the Kannada audiences. He seems to have done lot of hard work in adapting the original to Kannada.
The movie is beautiful love story of a wayward guy turning good to gain his love. But the director seems to have stumbled in maintaining the tempo in the first half. The boring narration drives the audiences out of the theatre to relax. However, in the second the story takes serious mode and makes the audiences tighten their seatbelts.
Girish alias Gilli (Gururaj) is an aimless boy and he spends his precious time on useless things. He falls in love with neighbour girl called Arati (Rakul Preeth Singh). But she turns down his love and at the same time, she tries to reform him. While doing so, unknowingly she develops her love for him. What happens next will form the interesting part of the movie.
As Gilli, debutant Gururaj fits in the role and has definitely tried his level best to prove his mettle in his first attempt. But North Indian babe Rakul Preeth Singh has failed to impress Kannada audience. If she wants to be in Kannada she needs to be very dynamic. As hero"s father, Shrinivasamurthy has done a wonderful job. Jaggesh"s another son Yethiraj is also done justice to his role.
Mungaru Male fame S Krishna has definitely done lot of magic with his camera in making the movie interesting. His camera has delivered a wonderful visual effect to the film. There is nothing much to talk about Yuvan Shankar Raja's music. He has done nothing but has dubbed his original tunes in
One can watch the movie Gilli and enjoy it
Producer: Anaji Nagaraj, Prathap and Jayanna
Director: Raghava Lokhi
Cast: Gururaj, Rakul Preethi Singh, Shrinivasamurthy, Yethiraj, Sudha Belavadi, Veena Venkatesh, Shinivas and others
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja