Entertainment Movie Reviews 13 Jan 2018 Gulaebaghavali movie ...

Gulaebaghavali movie review: Looks rich and attractive, enjoyable in parts

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Jan 13, 2018, 5:33 pm IST
Updated Jan 13, 2018, 5:42 pm IST
This Prabhu Deva-Hansika Motwani starrer is a mindless comic caper, and the intention of the director is to provide an entertainer.
Prabhu Deva and Hansika Motwani in a still from 'Gulaebaghavali.'
 Prabhu Deva and Hansika Motwani in a still from 'Gulaebaghavali.'
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Direction: Kalyaan

Cast: Prabhu Deva, Hansika, Revathy, Yogi Babu, Mansoor Ali Khan

 

The story revolves around a treasure hunt where decades back a dying person buries a box full of precious diamonds at the Gulebagavali Temple premises. Cut to the present, we have the local gangster, (Madhusoodhana Rao) who is also the grandson of the deceased man, and his close relative (Anandharaj). One day, he comes to know of the huge treasure.

Then there’s Badri, (Prabhu Deva) who is the main underling of Nambi, (Mansoor Ali Khan) and he indulges in idol trafficking. He is a happy-go-lucky guy. One day, he meets Viji (Hansika) at a pub and falls for her beauty, not realising that she is also a small-time con who robs from big shots. Now, the task of bringing the treasure has been assigned to Badri, Viji and Munish (Munishkanth). On the way they meet a middle-aged woman Masha, (Revathy) a trained car thief, who joins them. However, the group has different plans, and they intend to share the spoils of cheating the boss. Whether they succeed in their attempt forms the rest of the travel story.

 

Prabhu Deva, who is known for his comic capers in the past, pulls it off with ease. Needless to say, his dance movements are a treat to watch. Hansika, who has shed a few kilos, looks refreshing, and has done justice to her character. She is at her glamourous best. But it is Revathy who is the show stealer with her comic timing and delightful body language. In fact, she peps up the proceedings. After a gap, Naan Kadavul Rajhendran is providing an enjoyable comedy. All others including Munishkanth, Yogi Babu (with his cracking one-liners), Sathyan, Mansoor Alikhan, Anandaraj tickle your funny bones whenever they appear on screen.

 

It is a mindless comic caper, and the intention of the director is to provide an entertainer. The logic goes for a toss at several places, and the film meanders a bit in the second half. The writing could have been better. There’s nothing new by way of story, but it brings a smile on your face for the time being. Vivek - Mervin’s music is loud at times, and songs are okay. Visually, the movie looks rich and attractive, thanks to cinematographer Anandakumar. The film is enjoyable in parts! 

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