Release date : May 01, 2015
123telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Director : Raghava Lawrence
Producer : Bellamkonda Suresh
Music Director : Leon James, S. Thaman
Starring : Raghava Lawrence, Taapsee, Nithya Menen
Raghava Lawrence is back with Ganga which is the third part in his famous Muni franchise. Starring Taapsee as the female lead, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Raghava(Lawrence) is a cameraman with Green TV, and is very scared of ghosts. One fine day, he is posted alongside his creative director Nandini (Taapsee) to cover a story based on a haunting guest house. He along with his unit reaches the place and starts shooting for their television show.
Twist in the tale arises when Taapsee finds a sacred thread and starts experiencing weird incidents around her. Very soon, she gets possessed by an evil spirit which also keeps troubling Raghava. Who is this evil spirit? What does it have to do with Nandini and Ragahava? That forms the rest of the story.
Plus Points :-
Lawrence scores brownie points for both his direction and acting skills. He is pretty decent in his role, and showcases superb comedy timing. All his scenes with Kovai Sarala and Taapsee evoke decent comedy. Taapsee sheds her bubbly girl image and delivers a knock out punch. She impresses in a tough role and is the main stay during the first half.
Nithya Memen is pretty decent in her role of an handicapped girl and delivers a brilliant performance. The way Lawrence has designed her character and executed it in the second half is very good. First half of the film has hilarious comedy which matches the well executed horror elements. Once again Kovai Sarala is very good in her role and gives superb expressions during the horror scenes.
After reaching the interval with an superb twist, Lawrence loses track in the second half. The flashback episode which features Nithya Menen is dragged to the core with some unnecessary songs and sequences. Climax of the film is exaggerated a bit and makes up for a dragged ending. This film is a bit loud and will definitely not go well with the class audience.
Once the twist is revealed, the film gets completely predictable and bland. The graphics which have been showcased during the climax are over the top and look fake. The flashback episodes which were a major highlight in the first two instalments are just average in Ganga. Except for Nithya’s performance there is nothing much interesting during this part.
Music of the film is huge drawback as none of the songs register to the viewers. Background score is pretty decent and elevates the film to a decent level. Dialogues written will go well with the mass audience. Screenplay of the film is superb for the first half but bogs down completely during the second.
With Ganga, Lawrence does not experiment much and sticks to the successful formula. He sets up a brilliant first half and evokes superb comedy from his actors. But the way he handles the second half is below par. He drags the film unnecessary and makes it a bit routine.
On the whole, Ganga is a horror comedy which has some interesting moments. Taapsee’s superb performance and a hilarious first half are huge assets for the movie. But a below par second half and a loud climax spoil the fun to an extent. However, this film will see huge openings because of the hype surrounding it and satisfy its target audience which is the B and C centers.
123telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team