‘Gangs Of Godavari’ Movie Review


Movie Name : Gangs of Godavari

Release Date : 31-05-2024

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CBFC Rating: UA

Run-time: 2 Hrs 26 Minutes

Starring : Vishwak Sen, Anjali, Neha Shetty, Nassar, P. Sai Kumar, Hyper Aadi

Director: Krishna Chaitanya

Producers: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi, Sai Soujanya

Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Cinematographer: Anith Madadi

Editor: Naveen Nooli

Vishwak Sen who has recently scored success with ‘Gaami’ is now arrived in theatres as massy gangster, Lankala Rathna in ‘Gangs of Godavari’. Written and directed by Krishna Chaitanya, backed by Sithara Entertainments, amidst expectations. Let’s see how the film turned out to be.


Lankala Ratnakar (Vishwak Sen) who hails from Kovvuri of Godavari region dreams of becoming MLA. He joins MLA Dorasami Raju’s (Goparaju Ramana) group. Later, he switches sides to Nanaji’s (Nasser) group and becomes an MLA. However, this rise to power garners numerous enemies along the way. The story unfolds to reveal the ultimate consequences of his actions He transforms into Tiger Ratnakar and faces challenges along the way. How did Ratnakar survive the situation? Who is Bujji (played by Neha Sshetty), and what is her relationship with Ratnakar? What Ratnakar does next is the story we need to see unfold on the big screen weaving a complex web of intrigue and drama.


Vishwak Sen embraces an out-and-out mass character in “Gangs of Godavari.” His portrayal of Lankala Ratnakar is captivating, especially his adeptness with the Godavari accent. His portrayal showcases his expressions and mannerisms, exuding strong screen presence. His delivery of powerful dialogues is seamless, and he enacts intense action scenes with commendable effort.

Neha Shetty looks good on screen and performs well, though her screen presence is limited, especially in the first half. She emotes well in key scenes. Anjali did an important role, and leaves and impression. The supporting cast delivers accordingly, with Nasser, Hyper Aadi, Praveen, Prudhviraj, Madhunandan and Goparaju Ramana. Ayesha Khan sizzled in a special song


Vishwak Sen

Intense Action Sequences

Music, BGM

Production Values


Familiar Plot

Underutilising The Potential Of Subject


Krishna Chaitanya came up with a familiar story where an underdog rises to power. The story follows the protagonist’s rise to the top position in a gang, a premise seen in many similar films, making Gangs of Godavari feel all too familiar. But, he handles the direction competently. The well-designed action sequences in the first half, enhanced by Yuvan Shankar Raja’s score, elevate the movie.

Krishna Chaitanya’s idea had potential,h But, the screenplay lacks the necessary punch. While the first half of the movie is decent and well-paced, the second half loses momentum. Some scenes, though potentially impactful, could have been handled well missing an opportunity to maximize their impact.

Yuvan Shankar Raja’s score stands out as a highlight, enhancing the movie’s mood and intensity. Anith Madhadi’s cinematography is commendable, showcasing the Godavari locations and their natural beauty in a realistic manner. Naveen Nooli’s editing is adequate. Production values are solid, contributing to the film’s overall presentation.

Rating: 3/5

Bottom-line: Vishwak Sen’s Rage Makes ‘Gangs Of Godavari’ A Decent Watch


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