CBFC Rating : UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 25 Min
Release Date: 17-06-2022
Banner: CK Screens
Cast: Satyadev, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Brahmaji, Tanikella Bharani, Naga Babu, Sijju Menon, Mathew Varghese, Prudhvi Raj, Noel Sean, Priyadarshi Pulikonda, Chaitanya Krishna, Pawan Santosh, Guru Charan, Ravi Prakash, Ashok Kumar and others
Music: Sandy Addanki, Sunil Kashyap
Cinematography: Suresh Sarangam
Producer: C Kalyan
Written & Directed By Gopiganesh Pattabhi
Godse alias Vishwanath Ramachandra (Satyadev) takes some political bigwigs as hostages and raises demands. Officer Vyshali (Aishwarya) starts negotiations with Godse. Things get heated up when he kills a police officer who is a hostage. Who is Godse? Why he is on a mission? forms the rest of the story
Satyadev as Godse suits well in the role. He perfectly showcased his anger, anguish, and pain in numerous close-up shots. His biggest asset is his voice and dialogue delivery. He superbly delivers monologues in the film, especially during the climax with an intense performance. Dialogues like ‘ ‘Okka passport ki vanda enquirylu unte kotla mandi prajalaki pratinidhyam vahinche praja prathinidulaki matram okka enquiry lekunda assembly, parliament ki pampistunnaam…’ raises many current issues.
Aishwarya Lekshmi did well in her role. Her interaction scenes with Satyadev build up tension in the film. She looks good onscreen. Jia Sharma, Brahmaji, Sijju, Noel, and Chaitanya Krishna are adequate and did their parts.
Engaging First Half
Lengthy Flashback Portions
Director Gopiganesh Pattabhi comes up with an interesting plot relating to current social issues. The film opens with an incident and it is well connected to the main plot. The first half dealt in an engaging manner with kidnap drama. As the Hero’s motives are unclear and don’t reveal what he wants, the curiosity factor keeps us hooked to the film.
The second half reveals the backstory and what Godse is after. Though the emotional connection has been established well, the flashback portions could have been shorter. The climax is executed well with many thought-provoking dialogues. Music by Sandy Addanki is decent and BGM is good at elevating key scenes. Editing is fine in the first half and could have been better in the second half. Producer C Kalyan deserves special mention for backing a socially relevant film with neat production values.
Bottom Line: Engaging & Thought-Provoking