Telugu360 Rating 3.25 / 5
Geetha Govindam’s story revolves around a girl who misjudges a well-behaved boy who likes her. Vijay Govind (Vijay Deverakonda), speaker by profession, is a single person who dreams of a woman with a high degree of values and good manners. He falls in love with Geetha (Rashmika) – a manager of TCS, but she mistakenly judges him as a thug. After a common bus ride to their native Kakinada region, they found themselves parents. Seeking revenge for an incident on the bus, she calls her brother (Subbaraju) and reports the incident. Since then, his brother and his police friends have been looking for the culprit. Geetha who knows the culprit does not reveal the identity and the rest of the story revolves around how things go between Geetha’s two families, Govindam.
Vijay Deverakonda who acquired the image of an angry young man with “Arjun Reddy” plays a completely opposite role in this film. Vijay Govind’s role is innocent, and take it easy. Deverakonda must be appreciated for having accepted to do this role which pleads the heroine throughout the film. This character does not even hesitate to touch the feet of the brother-in-law. Beauty Kannada Rashmika Mandanna fits the role and has acted appropriately. Her chemistry with Deverakonda is partially good, which dilutes to a climax with flip flops.
Nagendrababu as Vijay’s father has a very limited role. Someone else doubled their voice, it seems. Subbaraju as Geetha’s brother plays a long role but his characterization is not appealing. He projected himself as if the villain of the movie, but turns out to be a good guy. Vennela Kishore, Annapurnamma plays comedy roles in a few climax scenes. Arjun Reddy celebrity Rahul Ramakrishna got decent comedy role again as hero’s side kick
The film begins with a standard comedy, in which the hero’s friend tells him over the phone how to deal with a girl he is targeting. The main plot of the story is decent to begin with as the hero speaks loudly about how a woman should be and so on. But one trivial point of conflict on the bus was exaggerated until the end of the film. Subbaraju’s search for the guy who misbehaved with his sister, as serious as revenge murder, is compelling. Even keeping his marriage aside for next week, he travels between Kakinada and Hyderabad in revenge. In today’s age of whatasp, anyone who doesn’t even have their own brother-in-law’s face is pretty dumb.
Keeping the script’s weaknesses aside, the overall first half has a youthful-engaging comedy throughout. The timing of the Vijay Deverakonda comedy is a revelation. He carried the whole show on his own with acting ease. Rahul Ramakrishna’s comedy scenes came out well.
The second half continues with the same redundant point of conflict, save for Vennela Kishore and Annapurnamma’s comedy thread in the climax. After Geetha realizes her mistake, she begins to like Govindam but this time he backs off. After a few flip flops, the movie ends on Happy Note and in a predictable way.
Superhit audio songs are not that appealing in terms of screen image. ‘America girl aina… Athili girl aina’ is adequate. The most popular ‘Inkem Inkem kaavalE…’ could have been better. It was used as a simple montage song. Geetha Arts-2’s production values are moderate and certainly could have been better given Vijay’s higher market potential. Director parasuram handled the comedy department with ease, wrote Vijay’s character well but didn’t show the spark in the rest of the direction
Good points :
- Vijay Deverakonda’s screen presence
- Comedy worked in most of the plays
- Lighter approach narration throughout
Negative points :
- Weak story / plot
- Bad conflict, predictable resolution
- The songs could have been better
Geetha Govindam has a mundane script, but the director keeps you engaged with some adorable scenes between the main pair and some good comedy, especially during the latter part of the second half. Vijay Deverakonda’s characterization and juvenile comedy elements are the USP of this film.
Telugu360 Rating 3.25 / 5
Release Date: August 15, 2018
Musical Director: Gopi Sundar
Production company: Geetha Arts
With: Vijay Deverakonda, Rashmika Mandanna