Release Date : Oct 01,2014
Govindudu Andarivadele (aka) Govindudu Andarivadele review

Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Parameswara Art Productions
Cast: Kajal Aggarwal, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Prakash Raj, Ram Charan Teja, Srikanth
Direction: Krishna Vamsi
Screenplay: Krishna Vamsi
Story: Krishna Vamsi
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Sameer Reddy
Singers: Chinmayi, Hariharan, Javed Ali, Vijay Yesudas
Lyrics: Ramajogaya Sastry, Sirivennela, Sree Mani

When even cold wars between rival nations can be solved, it is very hard to amend the emotional split in a joint family. Govindudu Andarivadele is one such age-old family drama, but still appeals. A decisive motive from Ram Charan Teja sorts the long time split-up in a family living in a lavish palace with more number of domestic aids than the actual number of people in the family.


Family drama genre' has a neverending shelf life, if laced with humor, celebration, dramatic-emotions and of course great songs. The quintessential Prakash Raj lives the role of the head of a family with uncompromising traditions and beliefs. He loves the place he belongs and wants to give back everything he's got to the people. Ram Charan Teja plays the NRI living in London, a professional rugby player, who comes down to India to solve the family tiff .


Ram Charan has been gifted with his dad's voice, the same flexibility to dance and of course the ability to emulate the Mega star's acting prowess. The subtlety in his performance, be it the heartfelt dialogues or comical sequences or the action blocks, he looks smart and carries the intent of the story on his very own shoulders.


Yuvan's background score and the songs do add new flavor. Another major plus of the movie is, casting. From junior artists to supporting roles, everybody fit the bill. Special credits to Srikanth, Jayasudha and Rahman for their close to perfect theatrics. Art direction, sound design, costumes, cinematography and editing as separate departments have cooperated for an amicable output.


Kajal Agarwal's lip-sync has greatly improved. For a very conservative family, Kajal's costumes are a hitch. Respecting elders, keeping up the forgotten values, practicing traditions and loving the place you grew up with are Vamsi's signature elements and they have been beautifully retained and explained in the movie. In fact, the dialogues in the movie date back the proper, authentic Telugu dialect. Thanks to the stunt coordinators for not making the stunts larger than life, but the hero still manages to play rugby with the villains.


This family entertainer does bring a glow in our faces and take us on a nostalgic trip of vacations we had with our joint families. Even though the proceedings of the film and the song placements hinder the progress at times, overall, the screenplay takes the film to the finish line. The story might lack an equally powerful antagonist, but there is nothing obvious about the movie that goes wrong.

Verdict: An age old story that still works !
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Govindudu Andarivadele (aka) Govindudu Andarivadele

Govindudu Andarivadele (aka) Govindudu Andarivadele is a Telugu movie with production by Parameswara Art Productions, direction by Krishna Vamsi, cinematography by Sameer Reddy. The cast of Govindudu Andarivadele (aka) Govindudu Andarivadele includes Kajal Aggarwal, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Prakash Raj, Ram Charan Teja, Srikanth.