Megastar Chiranjeevi’s political drama, GodFather under the direction of Mohan Raja has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
After the death of Andhra Pradesh’s chief minister P.K.R, Brahma (Chiranjeevi) a mysterious man fondly known as Godfather, learns that P.K.R’s son-in-law, Jaidev(Satyadev), is planning to smuggle narcotics into the state. As Brahma opposes and creates disturbance to Jaidev, he plans to finish off him by joining forces with baddies. Who is Brahma? How is he related to PKR’s family? What is the role of Sathyapriya( Nayanthara)in the entire setup? How does Brahma exposes Jaidev’s plan, forms the crucial crux.
Megastar gives a very subtle and convincing performance which perfectly suits for his middle-aged role. To simplify, this is best performance from Chiranjeevi after his re-entry into movies.
Nayanthara gave a settled performance in her key role. On the other hand, Satyadev shines in the negative shaded character.
Bollywood star Salman Khan’s extended cameo is a plus point for this mass entertainer. His dance movements with the Megastar in Thaar Maar song will be a treat to watch on screen. Director Puri Jagannadh’s cameo is alright.
Other artists such as Sunil, Shafi, Murali Sharma are fine in their limited roles.
Thaman’s music is a major advantage for the film. While his songs are whistle worthy on screen, the background perfectly elevates the premise of the film nicely. In one word, Thaman’s background score is backbone for the film.
The photography work by Nirav Shah is fine as he presented the entire film on a lavish note. Especially, he captured two songs in a superb manner. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is alright but would have chopped off close to ten minutes of the film to make things even more appealing.
The political flavour dialogues written by Lakshmi Bhupal are apt for the Megastar’s stature and clicks well on screen. Production design and production values for this star-studded film are outstanding.
It is widely known that GodFather is an official remake of Malayalam political drama, Lucifer. Though the film is a remake, director Mohan Raja made sure to incorporate enough fan moments in the proceedings. He did fine job in making changes without spoiling the core concept. The commercial elements are added and inserted nicely into the plot without distrubing the soul.
To summerize, GodFather is Megastar’s show all the way and has high moments at regular intervals and maintains the tempo throughout. GodFather is a treat to Chiranjeevi fans who are disappointed with the result of Acharya. In commercial terms, thr film has high chances to emerge as biggest blockbuster during this festival season.
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