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Ginna Review: Routine Attempt

Ginna Review: Routine Attempt

Movie: Ginna
Rating: 2.25/5
Ava Entertainment and 24 Frames Factory
Cast: Vishnu Manchu, Sunny Leone, Payal Rajput, Chammak Chandra, Naresh, Vennela Kishore, Sunil, Satyam Rajesh, Raghu Babu, and others 
Story-creative producer: Kona Venkat
Music: Anup Rubens
Cinematography: Chota K Naidu
Editor: Chota K Prasad
Producers: Vishnu Manchu
Directed by: Suryaah
Release Date: October 21, 2022

Manchu Vishnu aggressively marketed "Ginna." He even stated that he has decided to only do comedies in the future. He was certain that "Ginna" would provide him with much-needed success.

Let's see if his words are true.

Ginna owns a Tent house in the village of Rangampet. He is struggling financially and has a lot of debt to pay off. Renuka (Sunny Leone), a beautiful and wealthy woman, returns from the United States to this village in search of her estranged uncle (Naresh). Renuka is a mute girl.

Ginna and his girlfriend (Payal Rajput) devise a scheme to steal money from Renuka and pay off his debts. Renuka, much to their surprise, offers to lend Ginna money and reveals that her sole reason for visiting this village is to marry Ginna.

Who exactly is Renuka, and what is her secret? 

Artistes’ Performances:
Manchu Vishnu has played a fun character. Aside from the standard songs and fights, he delegates more work to other actors. Sunny Leone plays a girl who has a medical problem. She is a glamorous psychopath. She plays her part well. 

Payal Rajput has little to do. Chammak Chandra and Vennela Kishore act their roles as usual. Sunil makes an appearance in one scene. Naresh is fine.

Technical Excellence:
Even though the film is mostly set in a village and some part in a resort, senior cameraman Chota K Naidu ensures that the visuals are grand. Songs by Anup Rubens are adequate. Dialogues are acceptable.

A couple of entertaining parts
Sunny Leone’s scenes

Formulaic plot
Outdated humor
Predictable narration

In his career, Manchu Vishnu has had success with comedies (Kona Venkat and G Nageswara Reddy wrote "Dhee" and "Doosukeltha," for example). Following a string of failures, Manchu Vishnu hired writer Kona Venkat to pen the story for him, and "Ginna" happened. Kona Venkat wrote the screenplay in his regular format as in the horror comedy “Geetanjali”. The only difference is, there is no horror or ghost element in “Ginna”. 

The movie begins and ends similarly to Allari Naresh's comedies. The first half of the film focuses on Ginna's tent house problems, his romance with his girlfriend, Raghu Babu's challenges, and so on. When Sunny Leone arrives in the village, the plot twists. Then we get some cheap comedy from Chammak Chandra, who is hired to translate Sunny Leone's mute expressions. He passes lewd remarks at Sunny Leone.

Following lengthy comedy episodes, the ghost begins her act and a flashback occurs, as seen in "Geetanjali." Similarly, after the comedy segment concludes, Sunny Leone begins to murder people. The filmmakers attempted to bring laughs with Chammak Chandra's fears for being a witness to her murderous act. We don't see any spirits, unlike in "Geetanjali." 

Aside from a few comedic moments, the film's narrative is outdated. Suryaa, the new director, lacks the ability to give the clichéd story a modern twist. He directed the film in the style of G Nageswara Reddy.

Even the dialogues lack newness. Sample: “Ginna Ante Poyyi Meeda Karige Venna Kaadura Load Chesina Gun”. 

While Vishnu’s attempt to move to comedies is laudable, he should have invested money and time for new writers who come up with fresh ideas. It’s time he should reinvent himself. 

On the whole, “Ginna” is a clichéd comedy with few redeeming factors. 

Bottom line: Outdated


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