Hello Guru Prema Kosame Movie Review:
Energetic star Ram Pothineni and Kerala beauty Anupama Parameswaran’s Hello Guru Prema Kosame released today worldwide. Both Ram and Anupama are waiting eagerly a get solid hit along with the ace producer Dil Raju. HGPK was directed by Tinadha Rao Nakkina and music composed by Devi Sri Prasad.
Sanju (Ram) a cool going guy who loves to stay at his native place along with his parents. But with the advice of his father in law, he decides to work in Hyderabad and stay with a known family of his mother. While going to Hyderabad, he met a girl Anupama (Anupama). Later he realizes that he’s going to stay with her, along with her family. Rest of the drama is all about how they fall for each other.
This is one of the best characters written for Ram Pothineni among all his films. Though his characterisation in the second half resembles Nenu Shailaja, he pulled it off with ease. Also, the styling and looks are the best in his career.
Anupama Parameswaran got the regular father loving daughter role, and she totally killed it. Not many dialogues were written for her in the first half, but she conveyed every emotion through her eyes. Her makeover is an added asset.
Last but not least, Prakash Raj, as usual, rocked in the father role. It’s a tailor-made character for him, and he did 100% justice.
- Ram Pothineni and Anupama Pair.
- Prakash Raj.
- First Half. (Very crisp and engaging)
- Songs picturization (Except My World Is Flying)
- Second Half.
Trinadha Rao Nakkina is back with another predictable story that relies high on entertainment. The idea is clear, and that is where he succeeds. The comedy in the first half is neat and easily likeable. Also, the comes flows smoothly even though special blocks are designed for it, like the opening segment or the first time class in software company or the coffee shop sequence. They are individual comedy pieces, but the director manages to blend it into the narrative.
The problem comes in the second half, where the narrative has to get into the story aspect. The key twist is contrived and doesn’t come as organic. It is not a universally accepted idea. However, that lasts only for few minutes, and then the proceedings again fall into the regular trap leading up to the typical mass song.
The pre-climax and climax further go down the predictable and clichéd path with nothing new on offer. What makes matter worse is the lack of emotional depth. Maybe the idea was not to overdo the emotional angle, which is fine, but that makes it comes across as flat and weak. On the whole, Hello Guru Prema Kosame, due to weak second half is a below average fare.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is a let-down. With better songs, the movie would have benefited big time. The background score is better in comparison though. The cinematography by Vijay K Chakravarthy is neat and gives the film a pleasant feel. Editing is alright. The writing by Prasanna and additional support by Ram Prasad is the backbone of the film. Without them, Hello Guru Prema Kosame might have been insufferable.
Verdict: The entertainment works in the first half, but the emotions fail in the second.