Movie Review: Gayatri

RATING: 2.5/5

OVERVIEW: Dasari Sivaji (Mohan Babu) is a stage artist by profession. He runs a small orphanage home for kids at his premises. In order to keep the orphanage home running, he goes to jail in the place of real criminals and gets paid for it. The reason for him to an orphanage for kids is, he comes to know that his daughter is also being raised in an orphanage. But Sivaji does not know who is his daughter, and in which orphanage is she living. By the time he comes to know about his daughter, she starts hating him. At this juncture, Sivaji is kidnapped. And he is also facing a death sentence in a case. Gayathri Patel (Mohan Babu) threatens that he would kill Sivaji’s daughter. Why is Gayathri Patel taking revenge on Sivaji? What led to the fight between both of them? What happens to Sivaji’s life? To know the answers, watch the movie in theatres.

REVIEW: Gayatri thrives on high voltage performance of Mohan Babu. The legendary actor is too good at portraying various emotions and this takes the movie to a whole new level. The variations that the senior actor shows while essaying two completely different roles is quite commendable. The movie runs on good family emotions as the lead cast does a decent job in making the film look more appealing.

Manchu Vishnu impresses with his ease in acting and fluent dialogue delivery. He performs to the best of his capabilities and brings a lot of depth to the film. All his combination scenes with Brahmanandam evokes decent laughs. Shreya does well within her limitations and supports Vishnu nicely. Comedians Ali and Prudhvi played their parts well.

Songs composed by SS Thaman are good, especially the song which comes between Vishnu Manchu and Shriya Saran in the second half. He did a fine job in composing background score. Cinematography by Sarvesh Murari is nice. Visuals in this film are eye appealing. Editing by M R Varma is okay. Action sequences are composed well and production values are apt.

Final verdict of the film is “Gayatri” is strictly old-style sentiment movie that has some moments and may appeal to Mohan Babu’s fans but for general audiences, it doesn’t work much.

–Panchajanya