Rajasekhar who had no hits in the recent times, has pinned high hopes on Gaddam Gang, which is the remake of successful Tamil film Soodu Kavvum. Debutante Santosh is making his directorial debut with Gaddam Gang. Will Rajasekhar bounce back in TFI, scoring a hit with Gaddam Gang? Read Gaddam Gang Movie Review on Justtelugu.com
Dasu (Rajasekhar) does petty kidnappings for living his life, and he forms a small gang by including Ramesh (Satyam Rajesh), Suresh (Achu), Pandu into his gang for doing such crimes. He also makes set of rules to be followed in their crimes. They try to kidnap Minister Dharmaraju’s (Naresh) son Sathya Harishchandra (Noel) and succeeds in their second attempt by earning 2 Crore ransom. However, the successive events lands the gang in big troubles, and how will they end up is the rest of the story.
Rajasekhar in the role of mentally perturbed kidnapper tried to reinvent himself attempting a complete contrast role to what he generally does. He does an okay job.
Sheena Shahabad is glamorous and she impresses with her performance. Yog Jappe as a cop is perfect for the role. Satyam Rajesh brings in few laughs while Achu surprises with his brief stint delivering comic punches. Noel does a very good job. Naga Babu, Seetha and Naresh does justice to their roles while Sapthagiri, Raghu Babu could’ve got much better roles.
Demel X Edwards’s cinematography is rich, and he utilizes the locales to set the mood of the crime thriller. Achu’s musical scores are decent while the background score is justifying. But the songs should have been well-timed. Story is simple while the screenplay is lagging in the second half. Santosh Peter Jayakumar fails to bring the flavor of Soodu Kavvum, although he hasn’t implemented many changes. Richard Kevin’s editing could’ve been sharp. Production values of Shivani Shivatmika Movies are standard.
Soodu Kavvum has simple concept but has worked for its impressive casting and the situational comedy keeping the viewers engaged. However Gaddam Gang fails to bring in the flavor of the original. Despite the different narration and style, the film hasn’t had ample comedy or entertainment to keep viewers engaged.
Santosh Peter Jayakumar opts for slow narration which isn’t really impressive. Such concept based films need engaging screenplay and loads of entertainment. The first half is decent establishing the characters and offering some good fun moments. However, the screenplay is lagging in the second hour. A simple screenplay and racy narration would’ve worked wonders for the script.
Despite the decent script, the director has failed in its execution making it a pretty average fare with entertainment just in bits and pieces.
Gaddam Gang – Misses the magic of original!!!