Sudigali Sudheer and Gehna Sippy starrer Gaalodu directed by Rajasekar Reddy has hit the silver screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Raju( Sudigali Sudheer) an easy-go-lucky guy from a village lands in trouble after the death of the village sarpanch’s son’s death. To stay away from the police cases, Raju comes to the city. Soon after landing, Raju crosses paths with a rich girl Sloka( Gehna Sippy). Later, Sloka gives a job to Raju as her car driver. All of sudden, the police find Raju’s identity and arrests him. What happens next? How will Raju come out of prison? How helps him to release from jail, forms the main crux.
Performances: Sudigali Sudheer aka small screen Powerstar gave his best for the film. Be it dances, fights, or comedy, Sudheer impresses big-time with his abilities. Acting-wise, Sudheer gave a decent performance but has to improve a bit in performing emotional scenes.
Heroine Gehna Sippy is cute on screen. Compared to her first film, Chor Bazar, Gehna gave a better performance in Gaalodu. Her chemistry with Sudheer is showcased nicely. Sapthagiri shines in the limited comic role. Other artists such as Ravi Reddy, Prudhvi, Aadya and Satya Krishna did their part decently.
Senior filmmaker Bharadwaja Thammareddy is okay in a key cameo.
Technicalities: The music composed by Bheems Ceciroleo is good. While his mass beats are impressive, the background score is okay for all key scenes.
The editing work is good as the film’s runtime is limited to only a little more than two hours. The cinematography by senior technician Ram Prasad is an added advantage for the film.
Production values for this limited-budget movie are okay.
Analysis: Looks like director Rajasekhar Reddy focused on what elements the audience expect from Sudheer. It is the reason, right from Sudheer’s introduction to built-up shots, the director took good care.
Story-wise, the film has a wafer-thin point but the director tried to present the proceedings by solely focusing on Sudheer’s screen presence. To summarize, Gaalodu is completely a tailor-made film for Sudigali Sudheer. Though the story is dull, Sudheer’s dance movements, action stunts, and songs make the film a decent watch.
Verdict: Sudheer’s one-man show!