Ghajinikanth Movie Review
A couple of sincere adoration of adult comedies effortlessly made by Santhosh P Jayakumar received brickbats and bouquets simultaneously. ‘Ghajinikanth’ sticks to a family entertainer genre, which as many know is a remake of famous Telugu movie ‘Bale Bale Magadivoy’. The first thing to be considered if you’ve watched the original version is to not go for comparisons between Natural Star Nani and Arya. Well, if you’re watching it as a straight movie, then you’ve space to enjoy the show.
Ghajinikanth is about a man (Arya), who has a memory loss issues due to lots of mind diversions. He falls in love with a beautiful girl (Sayyeshaa), but it isn’t going to be that easy for him to win the approval of her father (Sampath).
Right through the film, what we get to experience is a pure Telugu ingredient film, where there is equal mix of fun and emotions. But Santhosh P Jayakumar deserves special mention for executing it properly without indulging in double entendres and profanity. Evidently, he proves that making adult comedies aren’t his passion, but he can do justice to any genre he handles. The way he has tried adapting to the regional tastes, implementing humour through every character deserves great appreciation. For the first ever time, we see the seriously caricatured ‘Aadukalam’ Narain in a hilarious avatar. Comedy actor Satish scores some brownie points by the second hour, but the actors like Karunakaran and Naan Kadavul Rajendran aren’t utilized properly. Sampath is seen in a beautiful portrayal, where he befittingly looks perfect for the role of a father. Sayyeshaa Saigal yet again would carry a same verdict as in her erstwhile movies…. She strives for a best output and her dedication can be witnessed blatantly, but then her looks get slightly outlandish for a Tamil girl. Arya’s dedication that was in Boss Engira Baskaran goes slightly missing here. No offence! But he remains completely vague in many places.
Getting on with the directorial part, Santhosh proves that a film if planned well completed in a short span of time with good output. But there are few flaws. There is a particular scene, where Satish throws Arya’s mobile and Sampath laughs out, which is a NG shot and should have been avoided. The team would have thought that audiences wouldn’t notice such flaws. Furthermore, it would be better if Santhosh P Jayakumar can stop ridiculing the religious sentiments. This isn’t for their personal interests, but making an entertainer for universal audiences, this might turn out to be a hindrance.
Balamurali Bala gives an impressive background score. Cinematography and editing are just average.
Overall, Ghajinikanth has its own way to impress family audiences. With humour spread throughout the film, especially in last 30 minutes, the audiences will be gratified with it.