Director: Vijay Nagendra
Cast: Ganesh, Shanvi Srivastava, Prayaga Martin, Parvathy Arun, Devaraj, Sudharani, Ravishankar Gowda, Achyuth Kumar, Rangayana Raghu.
The victory run at the box office continues for sandalwood after the enormous success of Kurukshetra and Pailwaan in the recent past with Geetha being the latest one to join the bandwagon.
Ganesh, who is popularly referred to as 'golden star' returns with 'memorable' love stories set in two different periods. One set in the early 80s and the other one in 2016! The two are interlinked with love. However, unlike the usual romantic drama filled with all the crying and painful awkwardness, this one is driven by Gokak Chaluvali, an all important movement, which marks the fight for making Kannada as the prime language in Karnataka.
Minus few glitches, Geetha is stuffed with good amount of emotional elements to keep the audience stay in love right till the end. One part of Ganesh is as an angry man with a mission as Shankar, who is deeply involved in Gokak Chaluvali, fighting for the language. In fact, the agitation has been forced into the plot, which makes very little sense considering that it leads to a romantic saga, continuing in the later part involving next generation lovers.
Taking into account that it is Vijay Nagendra's directorial debut, the filmmaker has worked hard for a well balanced show. About the tale, it opens up to a happy-go-lucky guy whose parents are separated since his childhood. When he is finally revealed about the actual reason behind the separation, it takes back to the times of Gokak Chaluvali attached with a love story.
The second part of the love story is churned in at Kolkata, wherein the protagonist finds out another connection from the past.
It is all about the different perceptions of love versus reality, and further the act of turbulence when tragedy strikes surprisingly. Geetha is also another trade-mark emotional drama from Ganesh, who has excelled in it since his biggest break in his career with Mungaru Male. The good news for the golden fans is that Ganesh is in absolute form in Geetha, and is easily one of his best in recent past.
The three pretty ladies, Shanvi Srivastava, Prayaga Martin and Parvathy Arun, too play a significant role in this one. Apart from an impressive performance in two different roles, Shanvi also sounds sweeter for lending her own voice for the character she has played on the screen. She does deserves appreciation for not just learning Kannada language, which is not her mother tongue but also for working on the diction and the minute details.
To wrap it up, Geetha promises some good memories to cherish in the end....