Gam Gam Ganesha Movie Review

BOTTOM LINE
Silly Watch

RATING
1.5/5

CENSOR
U/A, 2h 20m


anand-deverakonda-gam-gam-ganesh-movie-reviewWhat Is the Film About?

Ganesh (Anand Devarakonda) is a small-time thief who loves a girl. Unfortunately for him, she leaves him for a rich guy. Distraught, Anand decides to become rich at any cost and plans a big robbery.

Simultaneously, Kishore Reddy, a politician, wants to win the election by hook or by crook. He arranges a hundred crore rupees to distribute to the people for the same purpose.

The main plot involves a diamond heist and a Ganesh idol filled with loads of money. It explores how Anand Devarakonda becomes involved in all of this alongside other eccentric characters. The overarching story revolves around whether he ultimately wins the girl.

Performances

Anand Devarakonda has been around for a while. It can be said that Gam Gam Ganesha is his first true “commercial” outing as a hero. It’s why it takes time initially to watch him do over-the-top antics.

The sincere effort is evident, no doubt, but one can clearly see the lack of ease. We can observe him trying hard to land the punches and maintain energy and entertaining dialogue delivery. The dialogue diction also needs improvement, but the good thing is one can see the honest attempt from him, which will help him deliver better with more experience.

There is no heroine in the traditional sense in the movie. Even the ones that are seen are there only as a mere formality, to be seen with the hero for a song or two. The way their roles were written is extremely poor.


director-bommisetty-udayAnalysis

Uday Bommisetty writes and directs Gam Gam Ganesha. It is a crime comedy involving different threads that all converge at the end.

Gam Gam Ganesha tries to be an over-the-top whacky crime comedy with a relatable hero and goal. A crisp and gripping narration with an inbuilt humour is essential for it to work. We can safely say that’s not the case here.

Right from the beginning, it is apparent that the director is trying hard to get the tone right. The hero’s introduction and his world fail to make the expected impression. The presentation misses the mark. The jokes fall flat and things seem to be going nowhere.

Luckily, there is not much of a stagnation. The narrative moves quickly whether one has liked it or not. And soon the hero lands in bigger trouble. The jump from the initial portions to this big deal feels rushed and by the time we reach the interval, it all feels too soon as if nothing has happened and registered. Still, the interval portions offer some respite and make one look to the second half.

More silliness follows as more characters are introduced post-intermission with a focus on money.

The hero reaches a new place where there are a lot of whacky characters doing their things. A large portion of the second half happens here with multiple people showing up in the narrative.

The proceedings feel clueless and aimless with nothing exciting happening for a long time. The love track in between adds to a drag feeling.

What still holds the attention is some comedy working here and there. The Vennela Kishore role for example is one of those bits. It’s random and lacks the cohesiveness. A more packed narrative would have definitely made things look better.

There is a decent pre-climax twist and then things take a chaotic turn immediately. The climax is all over the place with too many characters placed in the context. Since we can guess the end, the whole charade feels overdone.

Overall, the movie “Gam Gam Ganesha” suffers from several shortcomings. The writing lacks sharpness, the execution lacks freshness, and the narrative comes across as outdated, with the comedy largely missing the mark. “Gam Gam Ganesha” neither fully satisfies as a comedy nor provides the thrills to engage the audience until the end.


pragati-srivastava-gam-gam-ganesh-movie-reviewPerformances by Others Actors

The movie is filled with character artists playing bits and pieces of roles. Among the many, Vennela Kishore stands out in the small time he gets. Satyam Rajesh is okay, whereas Raj Arun adds no value other than a dubbing actor feel. The way he appears randomly shows how poorly a main role is written. The rest do the necessary like the hero’s friend who is present throughout.


music-director-chaitan-bharadwajMusic and Other Departments?

Chaitan Bharadwaj’s songs are speed breakers in the movie and add to the length. The background score is better with a trendy sound that works well with the genre. Aditya Javvadi’s cinematography is neat. The rustic lands showing the village nativity from Seema are decently presented. The editing should have been better. Karthika Srinivasa should have kept things crispier without making the whole thing look chaotic. The writing is below par.


Highlights?

Few comedy blocks

Drawbacks?

Direction and Writing

Done-to-death comedy

Zero freshness in twists

Not even half-developed love track


emmanuel-gam-gam-ganesh-movie-reviewDid I Enjoy It?

No

Will You Recommend It?

No

Gam Gam Ganesha Movie Review by M9

Final Report:

Gam Gam Ganesha is neither a new-age crime thriller nor an entertaining over-the-top watch. There are a couple of comedy blocks that work here and there.

First Half Report:

The first half of Gam Gam Ganesha has little redeeming value, with an over-the-top setup that feels dated. The interval bang is alright.

Gam Gam Ganesha starts with a politician planning a plot for election and a young man setting his goal to get rich. Stay tuned for the report.

Anand Deverakonda, after a blockbuster like “Baby,” is back with “Gam Gam Ganesha,” aimed at being an entertaining crime thriller. The film is directed by Uday Bommisetty. We need to see how he delivered and if it is an entertaining watch.

Cast: Anand Deverakonda, Pragati Srivastava, Nayan Sarika, Emmanuel, Vennela Kishore, Raj Arjun, Satyam Rajesh.

Written and Directed By: Uday Bommisetty

Producers: Kedar Selagamsetty & Vamsi Karumanchi
Co Producer: Anurag Parvathaneni
Music Director: Chaitan Bharadwaj
Cinematographer: Aditya Javvadi
Editor: Karthika Srinivas.R
Production Executive: Jetty Vinay
Music: Composed, Arranged & Programmed : Chaitan Bharadwaj