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Guntur Kaaram Movie Review - Mahesh Babu's One Man Show

Movie: Guntur Kaaram

Rating: 2.75/5

Release Date: 12th January 2024
Cast: Mahesh Babu, Ramya Krishnan, Sree Leela, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Jagapathi Babu, Rao Ramesh, Meenakshi Chaudhary, Eeshwari Rao, Vennela Kishore and others 
Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Producers: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi

Story: Vasundhara (Ramya Krishnan) is a minister and the daughter of a prominent politician, Vyra Venkata Swamy (Prakash Raj). She decides to divorce Satyam (Jayaram) and later marries Rao Ramesh. Unfortunately, she keeps her elder son Ramana (Mahesh Babu) away from her. Venkata Swamy and his associates attempt to force Ramana into signing a document stating that he has no rights to their assets or relation with Vasundhara. Why did Vasundhara leave Ramana in childhood? Will Ramana be able to get back the love of his mother? What is Venkata Swamy's plan behind doing this? Answers to these questions can be only known after watching the movie.

What worked for Guntur Kaaram:

Superstar Mahesh Babu is the most significant plus point for the film. His energy, dialogue delivery, performance in emotional scenes, and dances are all a treat to the eyes. He did his best to carry the entire movie on his shoulders. The initial sequence of the hero's childhood and subsequent encounters with his grandfather after getting older came well. The last half an hour of the film works well with the perfect flow as all the dots become clear. 

What did not work for Guntur Kaaram:

Trivikram has failed to narrate the film engagingly. After a good start, he does not come to the point and meanders around with filler scenes, and even at the midpoint, he does not touch the conflict point. It's only in the latter part of the film that he gets into his rhythm. It is widely known that there will be massive expectations of Trivikram as a writer or director, especially when he joined Mahesh. But sadly, Trivikram does not live up to the expectations. There are many characters in the film that did not have a purpose, and a few crucial scenes could have been explored more if he had concentrated on the main plot rather than putting in filler scenes. 

Performances: As said above, Mahesh did a superb job as Ramana. Ramya Krishnan and Prakash Raj did well, while Jayaram and Vennela Kishore were apt. Sree Leela looked good alongside Mahesh and had a few entertaining moments. Meenakshi Chaudhary and Jagapati Babu got wasted in insignificant roles. Eeshwari Rao, Rao Ramesh, and others were okay.

Guntur Kaaram Review - Verdict:

Guntur Kaaram is a run-of-the-mill entertainer that works only in parts. Mahesh Babu's performance and a few engaging episodes worked well for the film, while the inconsistency in the narration and dragged parts worked against it. It can be a watchable fare if you watch without expectations.

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