Two big-stars Venkatesh and Pawan Kalyan teamed up for a big-budget multistarrer movie Gopala Gopala, the remake of Oh My God. Directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani (Dolly) and produced on Suresh Productions and North Star Entertainment by Suresh Babu and Sharat Marar, Gopala Gopala has huge expectations on it. Will the film reach the sky-high expectations? Read Gopala Gopala Movie Review on Justtelugu.com
Gopala Gopala Story
Gopal Rao (Venkatesh) is a middleclass family man, who owns a shop and sells religious idols. Being an atheist, he cashes on devotees weaknesses by selling Gods idols and other devotional stuff making good profits. He doesn’t believe in Godmen and superstitions. Gopal Rao witnesses shock of his life when his shop gets demolished in a natural calamity, and further the insurance guys rejects his claim showing ‘Act of God’ clause. Upset with all this, he decides to sue God by sending legal notices to all known Gods and Babas for compensation. How does Gopala Rao win this case with the support of God (Pawan Kalyan) forms the story.
Venkatesh is perfect for the role of Gopal Rao and he carries off the mature role naturally convincing. Be it the witty logical debates or heart-warming scenes, Venkatesh once again delivers a promising performance, and proves that he is versatile actor.
Pawan Kalyan is at his best in the movie as Modern Lord Krishna. He shows up just before interval, and raises the bar adding the sheen to the satirical flick. With his serene looks, unceasing smile, thought-provoking dialogues and subtle performance, Pawan Kalyan takes the movie to other level.
Shriya has very limited role, but leaves her mark in the scenes, Posani brings in few laughs with his histrionics while Mithun Chakraborty is good in the negative-shade role. Asish Vidyarthi and Krishnudu does justice to their roles. Others are adequate.
Camerawork is decent, while Anup Ruben musical scores are pleasing. The background score adds value to the movie while ‘Bhaje Bhaje’ song has been shot well. Dialogues added the needed depth, and are the biggest asset of the movie. Dolly has done a good job for this remake, while Screenplay is taut. Editing could have been better in the second half. Art work is not up to the mark. Production values are just okay.
Gopala Gopala is the remake of Oh My God, which was originally adapted from the play Kanji Viruddh Kanji by Bhavesh Mandalia in Gujarati. The film also has resemblances from Australian film The Man Who Sued God.
Gopala Gopala carries a significant message but rather than getting into the preachy mode, director incorporates lot of wit and humor, and this turns out to be the successful formula. Yet another highlight of Gopala Gopala is the choice of actors. Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh are brilliant while their chemistry is electric. Several scenes featuring the duo are a delightful watch. Bhaaje Bhaaje is icing on the cake.
Sai Madhav deserves a special mention for his inspiring dialogues. “Dhaari Chupinchadam varake naa pani, Gamyanni cherukovadam mee pani”, “Samardhulu intlone undipothe asamardhule rajyameltharu” are a couple of noteworthy dialogues.
On the flip side, the second half of the film is a bit dragging; especially towards the climax and the court scenes are lengthy. Few unnecessary additions including Shriya’s character extension, fight sequences, and separate track has reduced the impact created by the Hindi version.
All in all, Gopala Gopala remains as a faithful remake, and both Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan does justice to their roles. The film has all the elements to attract and engage the family audiences this festival season.
Gopala Gopala- Thought-provoking concept narrated in entertaining way!!!