Critic’s Rating : 3.0 / 5
Godse Movie Review : Satyadev shines in this message-oriented mystery
Review: Godse is the second film in the combination of actor Satyadev Kancharana and Director Gopi Pattabi after BluffMaster. The action thriller stars Satyadev, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Jia Sharma, Brahmaji, Tanikella Bharani, Nagababu Konidela, Sijju Menon, Varghese, Prudhvi Raj, Noel Sean, Priyadarshi, Chaitanya Krishna, Pawan Santhosh, Guru Charan and others. Being the performer that he is, Satyadev once again hit it out of the park when it comes to getting under the skin of his characters. The actor aces his role like a breeze and evokes the right emotions among the viewers. Some of the dialogues he delivered on-screen stay with you even after the movie, especially those about business and public servants.
Vyshali sits in a situation room in front of a computer monitor, surrounded by high-ranking government, police and security officials without knowing what is happening. The movie’s first half revolves around the negotiations between Godse and the special operations team. Godse insists on negotiating only with Vyshali and demands absolute honesty. As his demands were met, his intentions started unfolding. The first half of the movie resembles the 2018 South Korean film The Negotiation regarding its scene treatment and execution. Before the interval, the film ends on a mystery note, with Godse making his biggest demand. Debutant Aishwarya Lekshmi as Vyshali did a commendable job.
The movie’s second half takes a different tangent, gives a nostalgic feeling, and reveals the story behind Godse’s actions. Ra Rammandi Uru, sung by Ram Miriyala, composed by Sandy Addanki and written by Ramajogayya Sastry, proved to be a delight to watch and listen to. Arjun Reddy fame Jia Sharma as Shalini and Noel Sean as Raghav played important roles and did a commendable job. While the second half refreshes in parts, viewers might find it old school and drag compared to the film’s first half. However, Suresh Sarangam’s cinematography showcased dark themes in the first half and refreshing colours during the flashback in the second half; Sandy Addanki and Sunil Kashyap’s music were a delight.
– Paul Nicodemus