Debutant director Vijay, who has worked under director Prem, has released his debut venture Gubbi. He has done really well in his first attempt and has proved that he is a good director-cum-script writer. He has included all commercial elements and made it complete entertainer.
Gubbi is an action-cum-love story. The highlights of the film are Ajith"s performance, Arjun"s music, MR Seenu"s camerawork, novelty in narration, Rangayana Raghu"s comedy and action scenes. The weakness of the film is that several scenes seem to be routine and predictable. Secondly, flash back sequence is bit boring an trimming it could have made the movie more interesting.
The film is a gripping musical love story with an action backdrop. Love plays a very important role in this movie simultaneously friendship is also shown equally. This story is about a first year engineering student named Gautam, who ends up in a problem where his close friends stand by him and solve the big problem he faces.
The director has done wonderful script work and with his logical and credible narration, he really impresses the audience. The film has many unwanted sequences in the first half. The second half is the strength of the film and it is quiet engaging and entertaining.
Gautham, Balu, Badri, Indresh and Ummi are five close friends, who are studying engineering. Gautham (Ajith) meets Ramya (Reema Vora) and becomes her close friend. Later, he comes to know that Ramya is his childhood friend Sahana. When he tries to meet her to tell her the secret, Ramya is seriously injured in a gang war carried out by don Naidu. How Gautham and his friends fight it out with Naidu will form the climax, which will be good to watch on screen.
Although the film has many new faces, Vijay is successful in tapping out wonderful performance from them. Ajith"s acting in Gubbi seems to be more matured when compared to his previous movie Patre Loves Padma. He rocks in both sentimental and action sequences. Reema Vora impresses the pranksters with her smile. As Ambi fan, Rangayana Raghu tickles the funny bones of the viewers. Achuth Kumar, Mico Nagaraj and Petrol Prasanna have also done justice to their roles.
Arjun has composed music for the six songs of the film. Songs like 'Confusion...', Ee Paapi...', Ee Pari Tavaka...' are good to listen. But Arjun has done a blunder by remixing yesteryear song 'Neerinalli Aleya Ungura...' Moreover, the song has been shot as a club song, which is disrespect for RN Jayagopal. Cinematographer MR Seenu has contributed a lot to the film to make it a visual treat.
Gubbi is an youthful movie and youths and family audience can enjoy it.
Producer: Anaji Nagaraj
Cast – Ajith, Reema Vora, Giri, Vishwa, Deepak, Kailash, Bobby, Achuth Rao, Rangayana Raghu, Petrol Prasanna, Mico Nagaraj, Veena Sunder and others