Guru Telugu Movie Review and Rating
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Director: Sudha Kongara Prasad
Producer: S. Shashikanth
Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan
Starring: Venkatesh, Ritika Singh
Victory Venkatesh is one of the few actors who always think different and accepts different roles. Now, he is back with a gripping sports drama called Guru. The film which is directed by Sudha Kongara has hit the screens. This film is a remake of Tamil version ‘Irudhi Sutru’ and Hindi Version ‘Saala Khadoos’, Let’s discuss the how ths film is and its chances to success at the box office.
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Aditya(Venkatesh) is an aggressive boxing coach who has problems with the Indian womens Boxing federation’s head coach ‘Dev Khatre’ because of their past isseus. Dev Khatre transfers Aditya to Vizag. Left with no choice, Aditya heads to Vizag and spots a local slum girl called Ramudu(Ritika Singh). After seeing her courage and fighting spirit, he chooses her as his boxing candidate and starts training her.
The rest of the story is as to how Aditya molds the local girl and makes her world champion.
Director Sudha Kongara has done a good job with the film. Be it her narration or the way she has showcased Venkatesh in a completely new way, everything looks amazing. Sudha’s screenplay is taut as she does not waste much time and finishes the film in a crisp manner. She focused solely on the Game and had no other track in the movie. Both Venkatesh and Ritika Singh excelled in their roles and the audience will connect to them immensely. The film totally revolves around the sport and never misses the track which will impress the audience.
Victory Venkatesh has given his best performance in a serious role as a coach. He easily brings all shades to the character. The great thing about it is we only see the character. However, in the end, there are few moments which bring the typical Venkatesh mark. The good thing is that they aren’t distracting.
Ritika Singh gives a stand out performance. She is the mainstay of the film as her chemistry with Venkatesh is quite striking. Ritika’s body language, her Telugu dubbing, everything is just spot on. The way the sports drama unfolds through some strong and gritty emotions is what makes this film work big time. The climax of the film needs a special mention as the way the boxing matches and emotional scenes are clubbed works quite well.
Nasser, Tanikella bhrani, Zakir Hussain are done well in their supporting roles. The pace of the film is slightly dull in some areas as the makers willingly make things slow to make everyone understand the emotions. The film is quite serious and does not have much entertainment. So, all those who seek entertainment from Venky will surely be disappointed.
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Production values of the film are good as the boxing set up and seriousness in the film have been shown in a stunning way. Dialogues are top notch and the way the film moves ahead with songs in the background is very good. Music by Santosh Narayanan is decent and his background score elevates the film to another level.
Guru Telugu Movie Rating: 3.25/5