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Geethanjali - Movie Review

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Raj Kiran's debut directorial venture Geethanjali has created lot of buzz in the media for several good reasons. Its promos - videos, posters, songs and music videos have garnered huge amount of curiosity for the film. Having soared up the viewers' expectations to the sky high, the movie has hit the screens today (August 9).

Geethanjali is a horror comedy film that has some commercial ingredients. Srinivasa Reddy and Anjali's performances are the main attractions of the film. Kona Venkat's engrossing screenplay and hilarious dialogues, Praveen Lakkaraju's music, Sai Sriram's cinematography and some comedy scenes are other highlights. A couple of unnecessary songs, cliched scenes and predictable plot in the second half are its big drawbacks.

Kona Venkat has a fresh and interesting storyline for Geethanjali, but his screenplay lacks the freshness as some scenes are inspired by old movies. The first half of the film is very interesting with its high entertainment quotient and this portion is the biggest strength of the film. But the director has failed to maintain the same curiosity as he reveals the twist in the second half following which the film turns predictable.

Srinu (Srinivasa Reddy) is an aspiring director and he comes to Hyderabad to fulfill his dream. Along with his friend, he unknowingly rents an apartment in the city. Once Srinu meets Anjali (Anjali) in the same apartment and becomes good friend with her. But soon he finds out a horrifying truth about her. What is that truth? The rest of the film will answer this question.

Anjali has done brilliant performance in Geethanjali and she rocks the audiences with her expressions. Character artiste Srinivasa Reddy has a large screen presence and he has done justice to his role. Shakalaka Shankar tickles the funny bones of the viewers with his unique accent and histrionics. Satyam Rajesh, Sapatagiri, Brahmanandam and Rao Ramesh have also done their best for their roles.

Geethanjali has a brilliant production elements and Praveen Lakkaraju's background score is the main highlight in the technical front. His songs are also good. Sai Sriram's camerawork is another big attraction of the film. The graphics and other technical departments have also done commendable jobs. Editing is good, but trimming certain scenes in the second half could have made the film a much better viewing experience.

Overall, Geethanjali is a good horror comedy movie and the first of the film is superb. If the director had maintained the thriller element in the second half, it could have been wonderful film. Continue to read Geethanjali review by viewers in the slideshow.

Akhil Aswadhati ‏@akhil_aswadhati

watched @konavenkat99 's #Geethanjali. nice movie with lots of fun. #anjali performance is nice but 2nd half is as reflection of OmShantiOm

Veeru Potla ‏@VeeruPotla1

Enjoyed #Geetanjali .Especially the humor is excellent.Congrats to @konavenkat99 and the whole team.

Riyaz Ur Rehman ‏@rehmantweetz

#Geethanjali 1st half done...starts on a slow note n picks up. Interval bang is quite good..2nd half wud be interesting.. @konavenkat99

Raja Satish @Rajaism

You laugh at the HORROR and get scared for the COMEDY!!... Welcome to the world of #Geetanjali

Sirasri ‏@sirasri

#Geetanjali first half is captivating to the core. Hilarious horror treat. #Geetanjali is suuuperbbb. Who ever watches it surely falls in love with Devil's cruelty. @konavenkat99

Harish Charan ‏@Harish_Charan

Movie bagundhi. Horror + comedy = #Geetanjali @konavenkat99 @NeerajaKona @vennelakishore kaka nuvuuuu kekaa #Anjali did her best job

Raviteja_Thota @RT_BAABU

First half completed.. super ga undi cinema.. manchi horror comedy thriller la undi..;-) inka brahmanandam enter kaledu. #Geethanjali. cinema ekkada chiraaku raledu ... oka sari chudochu !! #Geethanjali

MAHENDRA @mahendraroyal6

Second half starting lo bramhi comedy at peaks.. Geethanjali movie bagundhi. Horror comedy

Deepak @DeepakKodela

Totally expected interval twist #Geetanjali and oh wait double twist i dint see this coming. Saptagiri twist adiripoindi #Geethanjali O sari chudochu #Geethanjali twists evi telsukokanda ellali

TeluguOne @Theteluguone

#Geethanjali..1st half better..2nd half is predictable watch once @konavenkat99 @harsha_actor

Anjani Aries ‏@AnjaniAries

#Geetanjali good Movie with comedy horror touch,Sure shot winner of dis weekend. Worth watch.

Dinesh Reddy @Saripiralla

After watching the first half, #Geethanjali looks like a worthy film.@konavenkat99 @Actorysr

Survi @PavanSurvi

#Geethanjali - Comedy tho BAYAPETTARU, Horror tho NAVVINCHARU..

Deepak ‏@Deepuzoomout

#Geethanjali is going to be a big hit, 1st half done. Intelligently written, heading towards an interesting 2nd half @konavenkat99

Parvez Chowdhary ‏@ParvezChowdhary

#Geethanjali Telugu Movie Review..3/5 rating..Total Laugh-Riot And Full-Fledged Entertainer..

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