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Gam Gam Ganesha Review: Funny But Mostly Silly

Gam Gam Ganesha Review: Funny But Mostly Silly

Movie: Gam Gam Ganesha
Rating: 2.25/5
HiLife Entertainments
Cast: Anand Deverakonda, Pragati Srivastava, Nayan Sarika, Emmanuel, Vennela Kishore, Satyam Rajesh and others
Music: Chaitan Bharadwaj
DOP: Aditya Javvadi
Editor: Karthika Srinivas
Art: Kiran Mamidi
Producers: Kedar Selagamsetty and Vamsi Karumanchi
Written and Directed by: Uday Bommisetty
Release Date: May 31, 2024

After the super hit "Baby," Anand Deverakonda followed it up with this crime comedy.

Let's analyze.

Ganesh (Anand Deverakonda) and his friend Emmanuel are small-time criminals in Hyderabad. When his girlfriend leaves him for a rich guy, Ganesh decides to become rich at any cost and agrees to steal a diamond.

Kishore Reddy, a politician from Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, seeks the assistance of a businessman in Mumbai, who arranges Rs 100 crore money for upcoming election. 

Kishore Reddy intends to import a Ganesh idol from Mumbai, and crores of rupees are hidden inside the idol to avoid police inspection.

The rest of the drama revolves around Ganesh's encounter with Kishore Reddy's gang and his involvement with the Ganesh idol.

Artistes' Performances:
Anand Deverakonda has previously appeared as a boy next door, but in this film, he plays a small-time crook and performs comedy. He is fine in this role.

Emmanuel shines as Anand's sidekick. In the second half, Vennela Kishore, as Organ David, entertains the audience with his comedic performance.

Pragati Srivastava, of Pedda Kapu fame, looks beautiful. Raju Arjun, as Kishore Reddy, is fine.

Technical Excellence:
Chaitan Bhardwaj's songs are pretty ordinary, and the background score is also weak. Aditya Javvadi's cinematography is basic, while the production values are sufficient.

The editor should have made the film crisper, and the writing is weak.

Anand – Emmanuel banter
Vennela Kishore’s comedy

Beaten track from start to end
Poor writing
Forgettable love tracks

The basic narrative structure of "Gam Gam Ganesha," which includes various subplots revolving around a heist that ultimately intersect, is highly predictable and unoriginal. This style has been excessively used in many Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil films. These types of films work only when they provide many LOL moments.

"Gam Gam Ganesha" only has a few genuinely funny instances. The remainder of the film presents disordered situations. Throughout both halves, the film experiences a sense of stagnation as events seem to revolve in a repetitive cycle without progressing.

The banter between Anand and his friend Emmanuel undoubtedly elicits laughs. The humor regarding Anand's tattoo is also amusing. Additionally, there are a few eccentric episodes, such as Vennela Kishore's portrayal as an organ doctor. Aside from the aforementioned sequences, there are few moments for laughter in this two-plus-hour crime caper.

The director should have employed more skilled writers to incorporate better comedic scenarios. The romantic subplot between Anand Deverakonda and Pragati appears contrived.

On the whole, "Gam Gam Ganesha" evokes a sense of being outdated. Both the comedy and narration come across as clichéd but still evoke some laughs. The plot and screenplay are funny but silly. While there are fun moments, they are not sufficient and the film feels like it needs more.

Bottom line: Few laughs


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