With a never before seen before kind of pre-release hype, euphoria and anticipation surrounding a movie of a hero who belongs to category B, Geetha Govindam is poised to open up huge today (August 15, 2018) in both domestic and overseas markets. The unprecedented craze for advance bookings in Telugu states, Karnataka, USA and Chennai, proves the pull of Vijay Devarakonda post Arjun Reddy and the leaked lip-lock scene too has added some spice to the scene. Let's check out what the movie has in store for the audiences.
The movie opens up with a flashback where Vijay Govind (Vijay Devarakonda) narrates his story. Govind falls in love with Geetha (Rashmika Mandanna) and tries to woo his lady love. In order to win her over, he fancies his chances and comes up with an idea that eventually falls flat big time. Govind is seen as a womanizer in the eyes of Geetha who doesn't make great impression. In the meantime, Geetha's brother (Subbaraju) gets married to Govind's sister making things more jittery to the hero. What happens rest has been narrated in Geetha Govindam.
Vijay Devarakonda is definitely a star with dynamism and screen presence. His modified body language in Geetha Govindam has worked out as a positive factor and the young actor scores well for his acting. Rashmika Mandanna is cute, bubbly and she has come up with a solid performance. Both Vijay and Rashmika look sizzling on-screen and make a great on-screen combination.
Vennela Kishore and Rahul Ramakrishna tickle the funny bone and make their presence felt with their presence. Naga Babu and Subbaraju have limited scopes, but are convincing in their provided space.
Director Parasuram could have made his script a bit gripping as the movie seems to be running with loose ends. His writing at parts seem a bit silly and doesn't quite complement with the leading actors' performances at parts. Though his comedy track has worked out well, it's the second half which takes a slight dip.
Gopi Sundar is one mainstay of the movie. Inkem Inkem Kavale had already been a chartbuster which worked out well in favor of the movie. Cinematography and editing are adequate to the demand of the flick.
Production values are good and Bunny Vas along with Geetha Arts gets his share of credit for his neat work.
Geetha Govindam is a fun-filled enjoyable ride in the first half but it turns out to be quite a mundane affair in its second segment. Nonetheless, a decent overall watch for the audience during the long weekend for Vijay-Rashmika's sizzling chemistry.