Radhika Sarathkumar and Sai Kumar's web series Gaali Vaana directed by Sharan Koppisetty increased the interest levels of movie lovers with the thrilling teasers and thrillers. The web series has a star-studded cast and it is streaming on Zee5 in a grand manner. Let us find out what Gaali Vaana offered to the viewers.
Komaraju (Sai Kumar) and his wife Tulasi (Ashrita Vemuganti) perform puja at a temple for the well-being of their daughter Geeta and son-in-law Ajay. Similarly, Saraswathi (Radhika Sharathkumar) who works at her house cherishes the memorable moments of her son Ajay and daughter-in-law Geetha. But they get a huge shock when they get to know that they were brutally murdered and when they start thinking of taking revenge on the killers, an accident happens resulting in an interesting twist. To unravel the twists and turns of Gaali Vaana and how Dr. Shravani (Chandini Chowdhary), Marthand (Chaitanya Krishna), Inspector Nandini (Nandini Rai), and Jyothi (Sharanya Pradeep), enjoy the web series on ZEE 5.
Artists, Technicians Review
Sharan Koppisetty who directed the web series which is an adaptation of popular British series elevated the emotions in the story in an effective manner. However, at times, repetitiveness crept into the narration and this impacted the story and screenplay, and direction. To his credit, Sharan Koppisetty highlighted the emotions of the various characters and their relations with each other in an interesting and thrilling manner. But at times, he missed the logic and key things in increasing the curiosity levels.
He failed to establish the relations between Dr. Shravani and her patient Dev and also Chaitanya Krishna and Jyothi. However, with the racy narration, he ironed out those shortcomings. Sai Kumar showed his versatility as an actor. He delivered dialogues in a powerful and impactful manner and elevated the scenes. Radhika Sarathkumar with her screen presence matched Sai Kumar's performance. However, her talent is not utilized to the fullest. Chandini Chowdhary got a limited screen presence and she did well. Thagubothu Ramesh got an interesting role and he performed well. Others like Md. Armaan, Surabhi Jayachandra performed accordingly and much to the disappointment of all, senior actress Srilakshmi got a limited role. Nandini Rai, Chaitanya Krishna, and Sharanya Pradeep performed well elevating the scenes.
Hari Gowra's music is good. He elevated the scenes with his background music. The editing of Santosh Kamireddy could have been better as the narration dragged with repetitive scenes. Sujatha Srinath's cinematography is beautiful and the visuals are realistic and natural. Dialogues are good and production values are good.
Uninteresting family drama
Sharan Koppisetty's Gaali Vaana featuring Radhika Sarath Kumar and Sai Kumar generated immense interest. Sharan came with an interesting family drama with good twists and turns but he failed to sustain the intensity till the end. Illogical scenes and routine narration undid his good work as he lost steam in the runup to the climax, turning the web series into just a watchable one. Considering these points, CJ goes with a 2.5 rating for Gaali Vaana.