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      Golimaar - Movie Review

      By Ramchander

      After giving three successive hits like Pokiri, Desamuduru and Chiruta, Puri Jagannath flopped with Bujjigadu and some how gained image with a moderate hit like Neninthe and again bitten the dust with Ek Niranjan. He took a considerable gap and has come up with Golimaar with Gopichand as hero. Though Puri planned to produce it on his own banner 'Vaishno Academy", Bellamkonda Suresh took over the project and brought out the film. The film is a complete action drama with police story in its backdrop. Puri Jagannath claimed that he prepared the story with an inspiration from the real life story of Dayanayak, encounter specialist.

      Gangaram (Gopichand) is an orphan. His wish is to become a police officer. He works in a tea shop and raises to the level of a police sub-inspector. Noticing his guts, the DGP promotes him as an encounter specialist and gives him a list of gangsters whom he has to eliminate. During the course of his job, Gangaram kills more than 100 gangsters and with the prize money carried on the heads of those gangsters, he starts an orphanage. At this juncture, he accidentally meets Pavitra (Priyamani), daughter of Arundhati (Roja). Arundhati hates the men and police in the society and brings up her daughter with the same mindset.

      Pavitra works as an event manager. As Gangaram performs his duty sincerely, he manages to kill one of the leaders of the two gangs in an encounter. He seeks permission from the DGP to permit him to eliminate the other mafia gang leader who is staying in Malaysia. Stating that a police can"t go outside the country even to arrest a gangster and there will be lots of rules and gives him an idea. He tells Gangaram to give him a resignation letter without any date and go to Malaysia on his own and do whatever he wants and kill the mafia leader at his own risk. If there is any problem from government, they could cite his resignation and wrap up the issue. Gangaram accepts the proposal and resigns to his job. Soon, the police arrest him and brand him as a corrupt officer. What happens next is a intresting part of the story.

      Gopichand has given a electrifying performance as an encounter specialist on the lines of Venkatesh in Gharshana. His well-toned body suits him at the best for the role. He is good in every department including dialogue delivery, action scenes and also in the songs. Especially his facial expressions were worth watching on the screen while eliminating the gangsters in cold blood. Priyamani filled the glamour slot. She is okay as far as performance and was sexy in a romantic song with revealing outfits. Kelly Dorji once again proved that he is good as a mafia don. Roja, who made a comeback into the Tollywood with Sambho Siva Sambho, proved her seniority as an artiste and showed a matured performance. Other artistes including Nazar, MS Narayana, Jeeva, Shawar Ali and others did justice to their respective roles. Ali appeared only in a couple of scenes as the heroine"s assistant.

      The cinematography by Shyam K Naidu needs a special mention in the film. The action scenes were perfectly choreographed by fight master Vijay and were excellently shot by Shyam. He was able to capture the beauties of Malaysia and in India. Music by Chakri is also okay and a couple of songs are nice to hear and melodious. Bellamkonda Suresh"s production values are good. There is no need for a special mention about Puri Jagannath who had penned the story, dialogues, screenplay and direction of Puri Jagannath. There are many a punch dialogues in the film. The screenplay was crisp so as the story. Puri once again proved that he is very good at picturising the action films with police subjects.

      The making of the film would resemble the style of Puri Jagannath and it is like a tailor-made subject for Gopichand. However, once we keenly observe the subject, any average audience could simply say that Puri Jagannath reversed the story of Pokiri to bring out another action drama. The hero of Pokiri first appears a gangster and turns a police officer in the climax, while in this film, the hero is a police in the beginning and turns a gangster in the climax. The film would definitely attract the mass and youth audiences but a strict no for family audiences as it has lots of violence.

      Cast: Gopichand, Priyamani, Nazar, Roja, Kelly Dorge, Shawar Ali, MS Narayana, Ali, Jeeva, Aryaman, Roja, Prakash Raj (special appearance) and others

      Credits: Camera – Shyam K Naidu, Editing – Marthand K Venkatesh, Art – Chinna, Action – Vijay, Music – Chakri, Presents – Bellamkonda Padmavati, Producer – Bellamkonda Suresh, Story, screenplay, dialogues and direction – Puri Jagannath.

      Banner: Sri Sai Ganesh Productions

      Released on: May 27, 2010

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