Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hour 20 minutes Censor Rating : UA Genre : Drama, Emotionally Heavy, Thriller

Production: Aishwarya Lekshmi, Gautham Ramachandran, Ravichandran Ramachandran, Thomas George Cast: Aishwarya Lekshmi, Jayaprakash, Kaali Venkat, Kalaimaamani Saravanan, Kalesh Ramanand, Kavithalaya Krishnan, Livingston, Prathap, R.S.Shivaji, Sai Pallavi, Sudha Direction: Gautham Ramachandran Screenplay: Gautham Ramachandran, Hariharan Raju Story: Gautham Ramachandran, Hariharan Raju Music: Govind Vasantha Background score: Govind Vasantha Cinematography: Premkrishna Akkatu, Sraiyanti Dialogues: Gautham Ramachandran, Hariharan Raju Editing: Shafique Mohamed Ali Art direction: Jacki Singers: Ravi G Lyrics: Karthick Netha PRO: Kumaresan Distribution: 2D Entertainment

Gargi - First things first. It is one of the finest films of the year by a mile. What happens when the life of a girl who is looking forward to a rainbow is turned upside down. Things are not what they seem to be. Perspectives keep changing as we are kept on the edge of our seat.

The film doubles up as a suspense thriller and a courtroom drama. It also manages to talk about sexual abuse within it's running time. It is an astonishing achievement to fit in so many things. But the events have a smooth flow which keeps us glued to our seats.

Sai Pallavi is gifted, Gargi is her best role till date. She makes us root for her. We want her to succeed in her pursuit. She is relentless and never gives up despite the fact that the odds are against her. She makes us empathize with her turmoil and the frustration. She also made me wonder whether we are seeing the early glimpses of a very powerful actor who is on her way to stardom.

Kaali Venkat gets a meaty role. His role is quite different from the powerful and commanding lawyers that we have seen on screen so far. He is more of an underdog who transforms from a caterpillar to a butterfly as the film progresses. It is quite heart-warming to see an actor like Kaali Venkat get his shot at glory.

Aishwarya Lekshmi plays second fiddle to Sai Pallavi and plays her role well. RS Shivaji plays a very pivotal role as her father.

Govind Vasantha's music and the visuals of Sraiyanti and Premakrishna give the film the mood and the elevation that it deserves. When the visuals and the music perfectly complement the storytelling we have a film winner like Gargi.

Kudos to director Gautham Ramachandran for believing in the story. His film is devoid of any of the compromises of commercial cinema. A creator with absolute conviction in his craft wins us over with a very sensible film which is the need of the hour. The dialogues are sharp and on point. In a way the film makes us question the way we look at people based on preconceived notions.

Overall, films like Gargi are a very gratifying experience and might end as one of the best films of the year. There are negligible flaws that can be ignored in the larger picture.


Verdict: An inspiring film spearheaded by a superlative Sai Pallavi, Don't Miss.


3 5 ( 3.0 / 5.0 )



பிரேக்கிங் சினிமா செய்திகள், திரை விமர்சனம், பாடல் விமர்சனம், ஃபோட்டோ கேலரி, பாக்ஸ் ஆபிஸ் செய்திகள், ஸ்லைடு ஷோ, போன்ற பல்வேறு சுவாரஸியமான தகவல்களை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்      



Gargi (aka) Karki

Gargi (aka) karki is a Tamil movie. Aishwarya Lekshmi, Jayaprakash, Kaali Venkat, Kalaimaamani Saravanan, Kalesh Ramanand, Kavithalaya Krishnan, Livingston, Prathap, R.S.Shivaji, Sai Pallavi, Sudha are part of the cast of Gargi (aka) karki. The movie is directed by Gautham Ramachandran. Music is by Govind Vasantha. Production by Aishwarya Lekshmi, Gautham Ramachandran, Ravichandran Ramachandran, Thomas George, cinematography by Premkrishna Akkatu, Sraiyanti, editing by Shafique Mohamed Ali and art direction by Jacki.