Geetha Govindam: Defines Romance with a Difference
After the cult hit Arjun Reddy, Vijay Devarakonda garnered good feedback for his cameo act in Mahanati. His next outing Geetha Govindam generated great buzz, thanks to its trailers and soothing music. Directed by Parasuram, Geetha Govindam has hit the screens this Independence Day. Has it lived up to the great expectations?
Vijay Govind (Vijay Devarakonda) plays a lecturer at a college who is adamant in following culture and strictly adheres to proper manners. Though he receives adulation from girls in his college, Vijay Govind dreams about getting a traditional and simple girl as his wife. He meets Geetha (Rashmika Mandanna) via a bus journey and they start getting known to each other.
Whilst their journey, Govind takes a cue from his friend over call to get close to Geetha but that incident turns the table around and puts him in a fix. What is that incident? How shall it affect his relationship with Geetha? This forms the rest of the story.
Performance wise, Vijay Devarakonda pitches in a subtle yet entertaining act. This is clearly a different move from his last film and he packs a big punch with a calmness. Rashmika Mandanna gets another well authored role after Chalo and she fits the bill. Nithya Menon is the surprise package in the film. Anu Emmanuel is seen in a small cameo and that scene entertains.
Subbaraju gets to play the role of Rashmika’s brother with aplomb. Vennela Kishore is hilarious while Rahul Ramakrishna and Abhay Bethiganti play the normal friends roles which they have been doing in their last few films. Aneesha Dama plays Vijay Devarakonda’s student named Neelu and she delivers her goods quite well.
Music is one of the key factors in Geetha Govindham, especially Inkem Inkem Inkem Kavali and What the Life. Cinematography is okay while the production values are good. Editing could have been a tad better at few places during the second half. Geeta Arts 2 banner has fetched the right subject which suits the universal audience.
Director Parasuram has been churning out films at regular intervals but this one positions itself as his best works till date. The film is simple yet very engaging which showcases the homework done by him. The episodes between the lead pair are entertaining and this where Parasuram wins half the battle. Geetha Govindham has many moments which shall pep you up with smile. It is a film which should be watched to eradicate boredom and to imbibe some amount of goodness and peppiness within you!