Film: Ongole Githa
Starring: Ram,Kriti Kharbanda,Prakash Raj,Prabhu
Director: ‘Bommarillu’ Bhaskar
Producer: B.V.S.N. Prasad
Music: GV Prakash,Mani Sharma
Ongole Gitta is the story of an arrogant Mirchi trader White (Ram) in Guntur Mirchi Yard. Adhikeshavulu (Prakash Raj) is the Chairman of that market yard. White soon falls in love with Adikesavulu’s daughter Sandhya (Kriti Kharbandha) and asks Adikesavulu’s permission to marry her. As this saga unfolds, the local MLA (Ahuthi Prasad) hatches a conspiracy to shift the market yard to a new location for his own personal gains. When White and Adhikesavulu resists, White comes to know about his bitter past in which Adhikeshavulu topples Ram’s father Narayana (Prabhu) from the post of Market Yard chairman. And the rest of the story is all about what Ram does to avenge his past and the confrontation between him and Adhikeshavulu.
How they performed?
Ram is good in the role of White alias Dorababu. His character is a mix of his normal energy and shades of Bhaskar’s hero. There is a lot of maturity in his acting. As usual his dances are rocking and his performance in action sequences is admirable. Kriti Kharbhanda is super gorgeous and looked awesome on screen. Her acting skills are good. Unlike earlier Bhaskar movies, this movie do not have much of importance in the movie.
Prakash Raj is super cool in the character with grey shades. He carried out the role with grace but the nude scenes of him are totally unwanted and are irritating. Raghu Babu and TV9 Kishore Das’ comedy is good. Ali comedy is raw and massy. Jaya Prakash Reddy is good in a brief role as Prakash Raj’s father.
Love stories touching subtle human emotions are forte of Bhaskar since his debut. But he tread to a different path with this movie. The story line is a routine revenge story which was touched in numerous movies in the past. However, Bhaskar was not fully successful in execution of the story. There is too much of Tamil flavour every where from comedy to fights.There is utter confusion in both the script as well as the screenplay. And the film suffers from excessive Tamil nativity, especially from the interval onwards. The emotional bond between the father and son was not established strongly enough and as a result, viewers will find it tough to connect to the story.
Cinematography by A.Venkatesh is good. Bhaskar himself is a cinematographer earlier and he took care of this department with his knowledge. Editing by Marthand K.Venkatesh could have been a lot better. GV Prakash’s music is just average and songs are picturized well. Mani Sharma’s back ground score is good.
The first 25 minutes of the movie is okay with some comedy here and there. Suddenly Bhaskar lost his plot as the actual story unfolds just before the interval. The second half starts opening in to actual story but at the same time the Tamil flavour of the movie begins to dominate too much which does not go well with Telugu audience And then there is a completely predictable climax.
Bhaskar looks like is in a deep desperation to score a hit but he tumbled once again badly. Ongole Gitta is a half baked routine mass masala. Wait for DVD!