Gamyam

13 07 2008

Somehow I just loved this movie!

Its been indeed long time since I watched a Telugu Movie devoid of hyped up movie cast full of gusting hotheaded action. And how I loved it! The current Tollywood Industry doles out umpteen releases every week almost with reverence to quantity over quality, out of which I spot rare gems like this once in six months or an year.

Now, playing the spoilsport, let me unveil the plot a little. Abhiram (played by Sharwanand), a spoiled rich brat who saw the world through the glass doors, discovers a real life out of the window panes when he embarks a bike journey to get back his lady love Janaki (played by Kamlinee Mukherjee, my favorite :-)). Janaki, an orphan and a idealist who believes in playing the good samaritan dumps Abhiram, when she realizes that he couldn’t support or share her idealism or values. Abhiram takes off on his bike in pursuit of Janaki, who went on a doctor’s camp to remote areas, and thus comes in close contact with humanity. In pursuit of his ladylove, he discovers himself. By standing for friends and by fighting for what he believes, Abhiram discovers the essence of life, as the self realization dawns on him over the end of the long winding journey.

Now, the story is not just about breaking and making it up by the lead couple. This movie is a celebration of life, realization, introspection and humanity. Words would sure flat to elaborate the performance of Allari Naresh as Gaali Sreenu. Gaali Sreenu, a petty thief, teams up with Abhiram in his pursuit of love and shows him the real world in the hinterlands. With a serious theme that explores the divide between the ‘Haves’ and ‘Have-nots’, this movie packs an ample punch of comic relief that cheers one up while engaging the audience in serious reflection. Abhiram discovers life, death, friendship, honor, values, humanity, and loss over the journey and finds himself as a socially responsible citizen when he meets his destination of love.

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to catch a meaningful Telugu Movie that does a great job of being an entertainer. Kudos to the new director Rama Krishna for this marvelous movie.

P.S. I read that this movie is inspired by ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’. I haven’t watched the original, and hence am clueless on whether this movie is a copy or an inspiration of the original. Yet, its a great movie with some natural performances to save it for keeps.


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13 07 2008
Rambler

motorcycle dairies is a good movie..the book is even better

14 07 2008
rads

That was a lovely review. I saw it partially. Plan to watch it once more. Should read the book, the reviews are excellent.

14 07 2008
nrsl

@ Rambler
I didn’t know that there is a book too.. Thanks for letting me know. My next definite pickup from Blossoms. πŸ™‚
@ rads
You should definitely watch it in full. πŸ™‚

16 07 2008
Sathish

Will rather see the film than read the story πŸ™‚ .. Kamini was fabulous in Godavari, Anand…

16 07 2008
nrsl

@ Sathish
She is ‘Kamalini’. Indeed, she was awesome in Godavari and Anand. πŸ™‚

18 07 2008
Vamsi

@nrsl:

It’s Gaali “Seenu” … not Gaalo “Sreenu” :-):-)

-V

18 07 2008
sai

its inspired by motorcycle diaries , which happens to be the diary of Ernesto guevera who along with his pal travelled the length of south america , a journey that made him CHE GUEVERA .

19 07 2008
Sathish

Oh!!! Stand Corrected… Yes.. Kamalini… πŸ™‚

20 07 2008
nrsl

@ Vamsi
Agreed, Gaali Sreenu it is! πŸ™‚
@ Sai
Thanks for letting me know.. Liked that book?
@ Sathish
πŸ™‚

24 07 2008
Reema

Yes darling, there’s a bestselling book too titled “Motorcycle Diaries”. Ans guess what, I got that too!They showed the movie day before yesterday on Zee Studio.

8 08 2008
nrsl

@ Reema
Guess I missed the movie then.. Will catch up with the book sometime. πŸ™‚

13 08 2008
Srinivas

hmmm, finest movie of this year. Just loved this movies, too gud.

18 08 2008
nrsl

@ Srinivas
Smiles!

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