Gayathri (Gayatri) Telugu Movie Review, Rating -1.5/5
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Bottom Line: Gayatri lacks pace and freshness and fails with its dragging screenplay.
Just like their previous association together, Rowdy, this time too, father and son combo Mohan Babu and Manchu Vishnu have come on screens with a social theme and a darker one, with some interesting message, with Gayatri directed by Debutant Madan Ramigani. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net Gayatri Review.
Gayatri revolves around the evil and powerful Gayatri Patel (Mohan Babu), who is a most important man in the society and is respected, but at the background, does crimes casually without revealing his name or involvement. How Gayatri Patel crosses the path of the lovebirds Shriya Saran and Manchu Vishnu, and how Gayatri (Nikhila Vimal) is affected by Gayatri Patel, and how Gayatri Patel drags his lookalike Sivaji into all troubles, and how Gayatri Patel vs Sivaji ends with Gayatri getting justice is what the movie is all about.
Mohan Babu proves his caliber as a veteran of numerous films, and brings considerable variation between his two roles with multiple shades, and excels both as the evil antagonist and the do-gooder. Shriya Saran in a short and emotionally impacting role, makes her presence felt with the adequate emotional quotient. Nikhila Vimal is impressive as the girl in distress and delivers a fine performance. Manchu Vishnu and Anasuya are adequate, while the rest of the cast including Posani are underutilized.
BGM by Thaman is good, while of his songs, except Jai Hanuman and oka Nuvvu oka Nenu, none of the song's appeal. Sarvesh Murari captures the mood of the film perfectly with the stunt sequences and violent shots captured in all its glory. Editing by Varma is a big letdown. Director Madan Ramigani has got the talented and experienced artist like veteran Mohan Babu on board, and that itself is a major boost for any maker, and he has also got a huge star cast including Shriya Saran to support him, but he has faltered with his making.
In his attempt to deliver a message-oriented entertainer with a good vs evil angle, he has spent more time on the evil side and fails to establish the credibility of the good, and in the process also delivers a screenplay with predictable scenes and cliched dialogues. With songs placed at atrocious points in the already dragged screenplay, Gayatri, despite having the solid screen presence of Mohan Babu, ends as a big letdown.