Godha review: A joyous entertainer

This movie uses the sport more as a prop for comedy and romance

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By: Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Sunday 21 May 2017

Movie Title

Godha review: A joyous entertainer


Basil Joseph

Star Cast

Tovino Thomas, Wamiqa Gabbi

Kunjiramayanam director Basil Joseph’s Godha has wrestling as its backdrop, and you can say that it follows the same template as the high profile Bollywood movies Dangal or Sultan. But the similarities almost end there and this one uses the sport more as a prop for comedy and romance.

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Anjaneya Das (Tovino Thomas) is an engineering graduate and a member of a local cricket team, in his sleepy village. But they have stiff resistance to face regarding the ownership of their playground, from Das’ father, who is known as Captain (Renji Panicker) and is a former wrestler.

Das is sent to Punjab University for doing his M Tech degree and there he meets Aditi Singh (Wamiqa Gabbi). Aditi is a student there and a champion wrestler, who is forced to quit the sport by her brother, a cop.

Das is smitten by her boldness and charm, but for Aditi, life is all about wrestling.

Scenarist Rakesh Mantodi and director Basil Joseph are not really presenting a packed storyline with intense drama here. The whole film is a mixture of funny moments stitched together in a competent manner. Even then there are some romantic sequences here and there, which are quite refreshing.

Vishnu Sarma’s visuals and Shaan Rahman’s music suits the mood very well.

Eventually, it’s the performances that adds to the shine of this one in a significant way. Tovino Thomas looks handsome and fit. He is really likeable in the romantic scenes. Renji Panicker is brilliant, while the supporting cast including Aju Varghese, Parvathy, Shine Tom Chacko and Sreejith Ravi have done their roles really well.

But it is the heroine, Punjabi girl Wamiqa Gabbi who steals the show here with an impressive show. She is pretty and absolutely convincing as a wrestler.

Godha is more of a potpourri of humorous situations that is enjoyable as a fun ride. Grab a pack of popcorn and enjoy this one.

Godha revie Verdict: A joyous entertainer

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