Movie Review: Goodachari
Cast: Adivi Sesh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Supriya Yarlagadda, Madhu Shalini, Vennela Kishore, Anish Kuruvilla, Ravi Prakash and Others.
Music: Sricharan Pakala
Cinematography: Shanil Deo
Story: Adivi Sesh
Dialogues: Abburi Ravi
Screenplay: Sashi Kiran Thikka-Adivi Sesh-Rahul
Producer: Abhishek Nama
Direction: Sashi Kiran Thikka
Release Date: August 3rd 2018
Adivi Sesh is multi-talented. He is not only a good Actor but also a proven writer & director. Earlier, He wielded megaphone for 'Karma' and 'Kiss'. Story of 'Kshanam' was penned by himself. And now, He came up with the story of 'Goodachari'. Trailer of this Sashi Kiran Thikka-directorial generated tremendous buzz and it released Today with good expectations. Let's see what it is upto...
Father of Gopi (Adivi Sesh) was a member of National Security-wing 'Trinetra' and he gets killed by the Terrorists. His Uncle who works in the same agency takes care of the upbringing of Gopi by changing his name to Arjun. Taking inspiration from his Father, Arjun becomes a member of Trinetra. A major setback is being faced by him just when he is about to kickstart his first mission. What is the trouble he faced and how he overcame it forms rest of the tale!
Adivi Sesh shines as a secret agent. He has given a settled performance required for character instead of opting for unnecessary build-ups. Watching him on the screen is like looking at a real Secret Agent. His screen presence, body language and performance are too good.
Though she doesn't look great, Sobhita Dhulipala did justice to her character. Prakash Raj shows how good he is once again. Jagapathi Babu's role have a surprise element. Supriya Yarlagadda is flawless. Anish Kuruvilla is fine. Vennela Kishore evokes laughter. Madhu Shalini is okay.
Jagapathi Babu's Role
'Goodachari' is another film which speaks volumes about the rising standards of Tollywood. You can't believe a film of such a high quality can be made with a shoestring budget. Background Score provided by Sricharan is so impactful. Camera Work by Shanil Deo is extraordinary. Music Director and Cinematographer has succeeded in creating a right mood for a spy thriller. Art Direction is worth mentioning. Editing is crisp. Production Values are pretty good. The efforts put in by Adivi Sesh and Sashi Kiran in the Story & Screenplay is visible on the screen. Screenplay is a major asset to the movie. The manner in which story was narrated earns brownie points. Sashi Kiran Thikka showed his command on the craft from start to finish.
Adivi Sesh showed how good he is as an Actor & Writer with 'Kshanam'. He is back after a long gap with 'Goodachari' which have many twists n turns. Not very often does movie buffs get to see such a multi-layered story with a taut screenplay and so much detailing. Each and every character in the movie has got some speciality. The Action Episodes are mind-blowing and suspense element was handled beautifully till the very end. That's how this Spy Thriller is like!
Leaving aside whether if it will be embraced by all the sections or not, There is hardly anything one could find fault, be it a character or scene or song. That's the beauty of this thriller! Hollywood influence can't be ruled out but films like 'Goodachari' are very rare in Tollywood. Viewers get involved in the story right from the first scene. Adivi Sesh has done enough research to understand and present how Security Agencies operate. Audience get the feeling of watching Secret Agents throughout the movie.
Protagonist undergoes training to become Secret Agent in the First Half. Pre-Interval Scenes generate curiosity & Interval Bang takes the film to the next level. From then, Twists n Turns keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. Thanks to the Racy Screenplay!
Father-Son Angle guarantees ample emotional quotient in 'Goodachari'. All the Actors have done a brilliant job but the character of Jagapathi Babu isn't up to the mark. Romantic Track is nothing special either. The sequence showing how the Terrorist Camp was destroyed remains highlight. Major Twist towards the end blows the minds of viewers but it should have been handled well. Climax is worth praising. 'Goodachari' is a must-watch for those who love Thrillers!
Bottom Line: An Engaging Spy Thriller!