Producer Ramu is popularly known for his action films. After the Kannadada Kiran Bedi, he is back with another action movie. His latest film Gandede has superb fight sequence, but has an age old story. It lacks freshness, which might disappoint the movie goers.
Gandede is a romantic-cum-action flick. Director Shiva Akula has made it a mass as well as class by including all the commercial ingredients. The highlights of the movie are Chiranjeevi"s fights, Ragini Dwivedi"s glamour, Rangayana Raghu"s comedy and Chakri"s music. However, it seems that the unnecessary use of graphics mar the beauty of the film.
The movie is all about poor college boy falls in love with a rich girl and their class differences force the girl's father despise the match. Finally, how the boy fights for his love is the climax. Gandede has a weak script, which is quite predictable and stereotyped story. It is also bit dragging, which makes it a boring watch in the first half. But the twist in the story makes it interesting in the second half.
Krishna (Chiranjeevi Sarja) is a poor college boy and he falls in love with Nandini (Ragini), but she is the daughter of rich landlord Shankare Gowda (Devaraj), who despise their union over their class differences. On the advice of Nandini, Krishna kidnaps her, but her father"s goons chase them thereby Krishna sending her back home. Meanwhile, Shankare Gowda"s nephew, who wants to marry Nandini, plans to kill Krishna. What happens next will form the climax of the movie.
Vayuputhra fame Chiranjeevi Sarja rocks the audience in the fight and dance sequences, but he seems to be falling flat in acting and dialogue delivery. He needs to be trained in these departments. Ragini Dwivedi appears very glamorous in songs. Rangayana Raghu impresses the viewers with his comic timings. Devraj, Ramesh Bhat, Sharath Lohithashwa and Chitra Shenoy have also done justice to their roles.
Chakri has scored a couple of good numbers for the film Gandede. Two of his compositions i.e. 'Gira Gira Tirugide Hrudaya…" and 'Andukolladene Bandha Preethi…" are really good to listen. Mujeer"s camera work is good in a few sequences. Special mention should be made about the stunts and choreography. However, the movie Gandede can be suggested to action dance lovers.
Director: Shiva Akula
Cast: Chiranjeevi Sarja, Ragini Dwivedi, Rangayana Raghu, Manoj, Devraj, Ramesh Bhat, Sharath Lohithashwa and Chitra Shenoy