Behind the Movie Race Gurram: Stylish combination of Allu Arjun, Shruti Hasan and Surender Reddy along with SS Thaman’s music made this film special. Let us see, how far this film can race at BO?
In the Movie Race Gurram: Ram (Kick Shyam) and Lakshman aka Lucky (Allu Arjun) are brothers with opposite mindsets who go on quarrelling from childhood days. Into the profession, Ram becomes ACP while Lucky is a Julayi who enjoys spending time with friends falls in love with emotionless Spandana (Shruti Hasan). On other side, Police Department vexed by illegal and crime businesses of Shiva Reddy (Ravi Kishen) eyeing for MLA ticket wants to nail him down.
When Ram plays spoil sport with romantic affair of Lucky, in retaliation Lucky runs away with Ram’s police vehicle which also consists of important file needed to arrest Shiva Reddy. However, twist comes in the form of sudden attack by Shiva Reddy’s men on this police vehicle. Lucky then realizes the sincerity and dedication of Ram towards the profession and comes forward to save him from the clutches of Shiva Reddy and his father Peddi reddy (Mukesh Rishi). Rest is the race between Lucky and Shiva Reddy? How did Lucky use MLA (Posani) and Police Officer Kill Bill Pandey (Brahmi)? Who finally won, watch it on big screen.
Values of the Movie Race Gurram: Surender Reddy is a super specialist in technical aspects. Never in the past, he letdown the patrons with direction and screenplay. Vakkantam Vamsi’s simple story becomes effective with neat treatment and plain screenplay adopted by Surender Reddy. In fact, Manoj Paramahamsa’s cinematography is top notch and lighting used added a bit of innovation on screen. Goutham Raju’s editing was just ok. SS Thaman’s music mesmerizes with title song and Down Down Duppa. BGM was also a decent work. Production values are quite high from Nallamalapu Bujji of Lakshmi Narasimha Productions.
Performance wise Allu Arjun is strenuous to show versatility. His characterization is new and the dialogue modulation Bunny has shown is just ‘Devudaa…’ outstanding. About dances, day by day Bunny’s grace is scaling high. His ease at performing stunts is yet again delivered. His comic timing improved considerably. This is how Bunny connects with all the sets of audience. Shruti Hasan looked modern and glamorous. Her energy in dances matched the level of Bunny which is highly impressive. Kick Shyam is best fit. Saloni has a short role. Ravi Kishen did not give his best, may be due to unfamiliarity with Telugu language. Prakash Raj is always special. Mukesh Rishi, Tanikella Bharani is short. Posani as MLA and Brahmi as Kill Bill Pandey stole the pre climax portions with their impeccable comedy timing racing at lightening speed. Rajiv Kanakala, MS Narayana are into their emotional best. Ali continues his Dr. Bali from ‘Kick.’ Rest, everyone did fine.
Out of the Movie Race Gurram: Technically, the standards of Telugu film making are increasing with each year and technicians like Surender Reddy and Manoj Paramahamsa needs to be appreciated for putting such master class work. This is technically a well made film supported with clean and smart performances from all the artists. Although second half did not get along with the same magic spilled by first half, entry of Brahmi and Posani can be seen as something like a borrowed concept from Srinu Vytla’s school of thought. Anyways, if it is just the entertainment without cross checking the logics which you are interested in, then both first and second halves of ‘Race Gurram’ are equally enjoyable.
On special focus for Bunny, he is tremendously improving as an artist with each film. May it be comic timing or effortless dances; he is emerging as the best in Mega Camp. His styling too needs a special underlining. More perfectly, Bunny and Shruti chemistry worked to the mark which made first half thoroughly entertaining. The thread of Prakash Raj as father to Shruti is definitely new. Enough of praises; watch ‘Race Gurram’ without any second thoughts. Commercially, Bunny has one more ‘Julayi’ on hand because ‘Race Gurram’ connects equally with class and mass audience irrespective of centre disparity.
Cinejosh Verdict of Race Gurram: This is a Winning Horse at Box Office
Cinejosh rating: 3.25
Reviewed by Srivaas