Guntur Talkies Movie Review | Rashmi Gautham
After bagging National Award with Chandamama Kathalu, there’s a curiosity (within the film industry) on director Praveen Sattaur’s immediate film – Guntur Talkies. Bringing more buzz to it, the film’s trailer grabbed many eye balls. As noted TV anchor Rashmi (Jabardasth fame) raising temperatures with her steamy stills, the film has become talking point. Has Guntur Talkies lived upto its hype? Check out our verdict without much delay.
Story: Hari (Sidhu), 25-year-old casanova who has multiple affairs, works in a medical shop in Guntur along with Giri (Vijaya Naresh) whose wife eloped leaving him to look after two kids and his sick mother. Hari in collaboration with Giri do burglary. Suvarna (Rashmi Gautam) comes to her sister’s house. Suvarna’s sister is in extra-marital relationship with Hari. Seeing Suvarna, Hari woos her. Meanwhile, Hari and Giri unknowingly burgles 10 Lakh and a container worth 1 Crore. Knowing of it, Hari and Giri run away. How they get caught and how they resolve problems is Guntur Talkies is all about.
Praveen Sattaru stick to his trademark style of narration. But unlike before, Praveen glorified the adult factor much to the embarrassment of family audiences. It’s visibly evident that Praveen got inspired from Hindi film Delhi Belly but he failed to execute in a convincing way. Too much of profanity, lack of story, poorly written first half act are major shortcomings for Guntur Talkies. Though the film is bold, it’s not refreshing. The real film only takes off post-interval. Confusion comedy works to an extent.
Praveen recruited good cast who justified their roles. Newcomer Sidhu is at his best as a womaniser. He is natural and the way he blinks his eyes is cool. Rashmi as Suvarna sizzles. With steamy scenes, she sets screens ablaze. Shraddha Das comes up with a better performance than Revolver Rani. Mahesh Manjrekar as usual gives his best. Of all the characters, Naresh comes out with flying colours. He is yet again shows his acting prowess.
Rashmi’s Bold Scenes
Poor First Half
Too Bold Finally
Simply put, Guntur Talkies turns out to be Boring Talkies. It is bold but it’s not beautiful. Seems to be inspired from Hindi film Delhi Belly, it’s not appealing as it sans story. Can watch it once for its raw content, Rashmi’s bold scenes and Naresh’s performance.
But for families, the film is strict ‘No’.