Cast: Naga Shourya , Rashi Khanna , Srinivas
Avasarala and others
Directed by : Srini Avasarala
Produced by : Sai Korrapati, Rajan
Banner :Varahi Chalana Chitram
Music by : Kalyani Koduri
Release Date : 2014-06-20
Actor Srinivas Avasarala made debut as director with Oohalu
Gusagusalade. This small film has caught the attention of movie buffs with cute
trailers and soothing music. Oohalu Gusagusalade has enough to impress the
audience who go with certain expectations after watching the trailers.
What is it about?
Venkateswara Rao (Naga Shourya) falls in love with Prabhavathi (Rashi Khanna)
when they meet during a summer vacation. Prabha doesn't approve Venky's love
and leaves him without any note. After many years Venky meets Prabhavathi again
in a situation where he couldn't confess his love. He is caught up between his
love and career as he agrees to help his Boss (Srinivas Avasarala) in
impressing his fiancee, who is none other than Prabhavathi!
Performance: Naga Shourya: Naga Shourya suits the role of Venkateswara Rao to
the T. He just behaves like a typical youngster and that brings so much
believability to his character. He doesn't try too hard to impress with
extraordinary performance and puts it simple. Naga Shourya is a talent to watch
Rashi Khanna: Rashi Khanna should consider herself lucky for
bagging this beautiful role. She is elegant and did justice to her character.
Srinivas Avasarala: We all know how good an actor Srinivas
Avasarala is. He has once again impressed with his portrayal of Uday character
in this film. He has a unique sense of humor and that makes him special among
the actors who do comedic roles.
Most of the film revolves around the three principal characters and there are
some noteworthy performances from Rao Ramesh, Pragathi, Pridhvi Raj and Posani.
Technicalities: Direction: Srinivas Avasarala is a bundle of talent. He has
excelled as writer and director in this film. Dialogues written by him are
witty. They will tickle you throughout the film. As a director Srinivas ably
handled this film. He made sure that the film offers some pleasant romantic
moments besides the entertainment and fun. We can expect more such works from
Srinivas Avasarala judging by the job he has done in his maiden directorial
Music: Music is in sync with the movie. All the songs come as part
of the story. Kalyani Koduri's songs and background score complements the film
Others: Cinematography is neat and editor also has done decent jobin keeping this short and sweet. Producer Sai Korrapati has once again proved
that he has good taste in choosing the Scripts. He should be lauded for backing
a film like OGL.
- Perfromances by the lead cast
- Pace is bit slow at
- Few comedy scenes didn't come out as
Analysis: Oohalu Gusagusalade is a genuine romantic comedy that checks all the boxes of
the genre. The story of the film is simple and the director kept everything
sweet and simple. Right from the actors performance to the work done by all the
technicians is in perfect sync with the feel of the movie. Debut director
Srinivas Avasarala deserves a pat for having so much command over all the
Oohalu Gusagusalade is a director's film and there are some feel good moments
that one would appreciate the skills of the director. Srinivas also excelled as
a writer by coming up with some genuinely humorous dialogues. First half of the
film has very good romantic scenes especially in the Vizag
Second half focuses on the comedy part with Srinivas Avasarala dominating the
show. Certain parts in this second half could have been dealt better. The pace
gets noticeably slow at times which will restrict its audience. Despite the
minor hiccups and slow pace this film will appeal to the target audience. This
film has potential to do well in Cities if promoted aggressively. Watch it if
you are a fan of romantic comedies.
Verdict: Impressive Romantic Entertainer.