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Goodachari Movie Review

Title :Goodachari CBFC Rating : U/A Run-Time : 2 Hrs 27 Mins Release Date : 03-08-2018 Banner : AbhishekPicutres - PeopleMediaFactory Cast : Adivi Sesh, Sobhita, Madhu Shalini, Vennela Kishore, Supriya, Anish Kuruvilla, Prakashraj, Jagapathy Babu and Others Music : SriCharan DOP : Shaneil Deo Producer : Abhishek Nama Direction: SaiKiran

Story:

When the father of Gopi (Adivi Sesh) dies on a mission, Satya (Prakash Raj) takes care of him and brings him up with a new identity. The child grows up as Arjun (Adivi Sesh), and despite all the efforts by Satya (Prakash Raj), he harbours the interest of joining Indian Intelligence Agency. He finally gets his wish fulfilled to become an agent. Unfortunately, a series of events, which also involve his love Sameera (Shobita), turn him into a fugitive. What happened and is there a twist in the tale?

Performance:

Adivi Sesh is terrific as a trainee and later as a field agent. There is a transformation that is subtle, and he carries that change smoothly and flawlessly. He is fantastic in action scenes. The other shades like romance and emotion are also done well. Overall, it is a memorable outing all the way for Sesh who is breaking new ground in the current exciting phase of Telugu cinema.

Shobita Dhulipala is perfect for the role. She maintains a mystery with her character that gets revealed as the story progresses.

Surpiya Yarlagadda making a comeback after a very long time is brilliant. She radiates with an aura and a screen presence that is apt for the character. Supriya always looks in charge and commanding.

Vennela Kishore is again given an atypical role, and he makes the best use of it again. Madhu Shalini is adequate for the part assigned to her. Anish Kuruvilla is fine. Prakash Raj stamps his authority as a performer and Jagapathi Babu is literally the surprise package.

Positives:

Story

Screenplay

Adivi Sesh and Casting

First Half

Negatives:

Loses some momentum in the second half

Analysis:

We see thrillers getting made in Telugu cinema from time to time. Most of those stick to the genre or have a horror mix. Spy thrillers are a rarity, and the director and the team need to be appreciated for taking it.

However, just picking a different genre or subject is enough, it has to be told engagingly with a robust and gripping narrative. Director Sashi Kiran Tikka scores in that department as well. The tale is filled with twists and turns, and all happens at a breakneck pace. There is no time to think.

Both the first and second half of Goodachari has its thrilling moments, but the first half feels more fulfilling due to the different emotions and entertaining aspects involved. The second in comparison feels more one dimensional, although there is a big emotional reveal situated in this half. Still, minor issues aside, Goodachari is mighty enjoyable with ample moments to recollect and take back home. There is a feeling of watching something unique in Telugu cinema, and that is the biggest takeaway. Kudos to Adivi Sesh for coming up with different stories, more power to him.

The background score stands out in the movie which is given by Sricharan Pakala. The cinematography by Shaneil Deo is excellent, and editing by Garry Bh is slick and sharp. The producer, Abhishek Picture needs to be applauded for taking up a challenging project like Goodachari and delivery an output that is made without any compromise. The production values are phenomenal.

Bottom-line: A Spy Thriller That Delivers

Rating: 3.25/5

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