Guntur Talkies directed by Praveen Sattaru, whose earlier film bagged a national award, released today along with three other notable films. Read the review to know if the film created any buzz.
Guntur Talkies Story:
The film completely revolves around Hari, a 25-year-old pervert, who has an illicit relationship with a woman and; another man, Giri in his late 40s, whose wife eloped with a cloth store owner. Hari (Sidhu Jonnalagadda) and Giri (Naresh) do petty thefts to meet the ends of their livelihood. Hari meets Survarna (Rashmi), who is a sister of his illegal girlfriend and seduces her.
While everything is going smooth, a twist in the tale arises when Hari and Giri unknowingly robs 5 lakhs each and a container, which is worth One Crore rupees. Did they get caught? How did they come out of the problems that persist in the later half? This forms the rest of the story. Read more about the performances, technical aspects and verdict in the slides below.
Siddhu was rightly cast for the role of Hari and Rashmi was quite a revelation in the film, right from her hot acts to amazing performance. Naresh steals the show with his comedy timing and typical mannerisms.
The movie is specially targeted to the adult comedy lovers and mostly youth. Its content appeal less to the families and other sections of audience, which is a drawback.
One would find traces of Delhi Belly and a few other Bollywood adult comedies, which broke the mould. We can say it a bold attempt in Telugu.
Though Shraddha has got little to do in the film, she was good in the role she was offered and has set the screen on fire as Revolver Rani.
Lakshmi Manchu and Krishna Chaitanya's cameo in the movie are a surprise.
Music by Sri Charan is completely fresh and sets the mood right for the movie.
On the whole, Guntur Talkies makes an uninteresting watch despite having its share of positive aspects, since director felt to have lost the balance between sensuality and vulgarity.
Guntur Talkies is all perversion, right from its plot to the dealing of the story. Though its central theme is about a robbery that takes place unknowingly leading to a series of mishappenings, its explicit content diverts the subject of the movie.
It looks like director the movie, Praveen Sattaru wants to give a dark and raw backdrop to his story by setting it in a village, between a few vile characters, but it backfired completely as he was evidently stuck between novelty and commerciality.
Though it is understood that the target audience of the film are different, we doubt if it even appeals to its respective genre' audience.
On the whole, Guntur Talkies ended up as a disappoinment with poor standards of storytelling. It is more disturbing, since it comes from an award-winning film-maker. Give it a watch if you are looking for an adult comedy film in Telugu.