Geethanjali Malli Vachindi Movie Review

Boring Stale Comedy


2h 24m • Comedy, Horror • UA •

anjali-geethanjali-malli-vachindi-movie-reviewWhat Is the Film About?

Srinivas Reddy, a struggling director, gets a chance to direct his film in Sangeeth Mahal, a haunted mansion with a past history. What is the reason for Srinivas Reddy and his gang, along with Anjali, becoming targets for revenge, and how it will all end form the story of Geethanjali Malli Vachindi.


Anjali in the lead role hardly makes her presence felt. Her role comes across as unimpactful and uninteresting due to the way it’s written and designed. There are hardly any scenes worth noting in the whole movie performance-wise. Even though she plays the title role, it is only in the climax that she gets to a bit of a ferocious act, but other than that, there isn’t much from her.

Srinivas Reddy, Satyam Rajesh, Satya, Shakalaka Shankar, Sunil, and Ali fill up the majority of the screen time. However, it is only comedian Satya who registers among the lot. He delivers his typical style of comedy, while the rest of the comedians are merely doing their jobs sincerely. In the end, you quickly forget about them once the movie is over.

Dil Raju appears in a very brief cameo, and he looks comfortable on-screen, playing his real-life producer role.


Geethanjali Malli Vachindi is directed by Shiva Turlapati. He has an interesting core plot in hand, but he needed an exciting screenplay to make it an engaging and fun watch, which he fails to deliver.

The movie starts off with an interesting death scene in a software firm, but what follows is a typical, overused comedy pattern scene after scene until the pre-interval point. The idea of having a movie director enter a haunted villa for a film shoot is exciting, but the writing intended to generate fun falls flat. The majority of conversations and jokes among the comedy gang fail to bring freshness.

However, the introduction of a mysterious doll, the backstory of Sangeeth Mahal, and the ghost angle in the mix, along with the twist at the interval, still keeps hopes alive for the second half to raise the bar.

The second half begins by revealing more about the revenge angle. One would expect the film to either elevate the thrills to the next level or enhance the humor, or a mix of both. However, what we get is templated and routine comedy scenes one after another. Surprisingly, the title character played by Anjali lacks a single memorable or impactful scene in the entire film, such is the state of the writing.

Even the villain’s angle is not properly explored, and there are zero surprise elements in the entire film. Instead, we get dull ghostly fun with poorly written ghost characters trying hard to generate some comedy. This type of comedy might have worked a decade ago, but now it needs to be fresh; otherwise, the narrative becomes boring, as in this case.

Overall, Geethanjali Malli Vachindi has a few fun moments from Satya, but as a whole, it lacks freshness in terms of humor or thrills, making it a boring watch despite having several comedians on board.

sunil-geethanjali-malli-vachindi-movie-reviewPerformances by Others Actors

Geethanjali Malli Vachindi has a bunch of supporting cast members, but they deliver their roles adequately. Ravi Shankar gets a key part, but no one remembers him for his performance or role. Srikanth Iyengar does his usual job. Goparaju Ramana has a brief scene as well. Despite having an important role, Rahul Madhav’s character comes across as a dubbing artist. Rao Ramesh appears in a very brief role.

Music Director Praveen LakkarajuMusic and Other Departments?

Pravin Lakkaraju’s songs are outright forgettable even with visuals. The background score is also okay; it does not add any sort of freshness to the film. Cinematography by Sujatha Siddhartha is just fine; his work does not elevate the film technically. Chota K Prasad’s editing could have been sharper; the film gets boring and dragged frequently.

Production values by MVV Cinema and Kona Film Corporation are okay, but the film will not be remembered for its technical values, sharp visuals, or setting.


Satya’s comedy, though minor

Some small horror moments


Stale humor

No impactful characterizations

No thrilling ghostly moments

Weak revenge narrative

Not technically strong

Did I Enjoy It?

Not much

Will You Recommend It?


Geethanjali Malli Vachindi Movie Review by M9