Ghani Movie Review and Rating!

Mega hero Varun Tej’s boxing drama, Ghani under the direction of Kiran Korrapati has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.

Story: Ghani(Varun Tej) who has an aim to become a boxing champion goes against all odds to achieve his dream. In the process, he breaks a promise made to his mother. What is the role of Vikramaditya ( Upendra) in the entire setup? What is the conflict between Ghani and his mother?( role played by Nadiya), To known that, you have to watch the film.

Performances: Varun Tej makeover is cool. He is fit and maintained a perfect physique throughout the film. His transformation as a boxer is nice and showcases the amount of hard work he put for the role.

Nadiya as the hero’s mother gets a purposeful role in which the talented actress did fine job. Actors such as Upendra, Suniel Shetty, Naveen Chandra and Jagapathi Babu are convincing in their respective roles.

Heroine Saiee Manjrekar is beautiful on screen and impresses with her dancing skills in a romantic montage song. But the love track between Saiee Manjrekar and Varun Tej is not projected in a proper way. Other artists such as Satya, Srinivas Reddy, Ashu Reddy are okay in their supporting cameo roles.

Technicalities: Music by Thaman is okay but upto his capabilities. While all his songs are passable on screen, the background score elevates a couple of scenes in the second half but the sound mixing is not done with a proper sync.

The cinematography by George C Williams registers as he showcased the entire film on a rich note with his lens. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is okay but would have chopped off a couple of unwanted college episodes in the first half and made the runtime crisper.

Production values for this for this sports drama are good. The production design is also okay.

Analysis: Debut director Kiran Korrapati’s on paper idea of making a boxing drama by interlinking the entire proceedings with the family emotions is good but his cliched narration comes as a major demerit for the movie. While he did a decent job as a writer, Kiran failed to explore the details regarding boxing game.

The actual pain and struggle behind Varun Tej’s character is not presented in an engaging manner. The establishment of Upendra’s character is also left abruptly with some rushed scenes which is also a minus for the film.

To summerize, Ghani is a regular template boxing drama that has a few gripping moments in the second half. On the flipside, Varun Tej’s hard work and sincere approach towards the film is wasted with the routine and predictable narrative.

Verdict: Diluted punch!

Rating: 2.5/5

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