Here is the “Pittagoda” Movie Review
Intro: Producer Ram Mohan has an aesthetic taste of cinema. His filmography says it all. He churned out films such as “Uyyala Jampala”, “Ashta Chamma”, “Golconda Highschool).
As he prepped up for yet another film on the similar lines, “Pitta Goda” with relatively new cast, the teasers and trailers have raised the expectations’ bar. The film marks Punarnavi (who is seen as Avika’s friend in ‘Uyyala Jampala’) debut as lead actress.
Since Tollywood has a great dearth for good heroines with Telugu nativity, find out whether Punarnavi could have bright career as heroine or not. Also, check out our verdict of “Pittagoda”.
Story: Set in the milieu of Godavarikhani in Karimnagar of Telangana, four aimless youngsters of the town pass their most of the time sitting on a wall in a ground. Besides this, they play cricket and they have a team called Strikers Team.
Tippu (Viswa), the captain of the team, falls for Divya (Punarnavi) who newly comes to their colony. Divya is a topper in academics and she happens to be the daughter of his (Tippu) dad’s Boss. He helps Divya and her mother in household works. He tries to propose her but she cuts him off and tells him that she doesn’t like love. She agrees him as her friend though.
In order to prove himself in life, Tippu and his team announces to organise a cricket tournament.
Cast and Crew:
Star Cast: Vishal, Tamannaah, Jagapati Babu, Vadivelu, Soori and Sampath Raj
Music: Hiphop Tamizha
Produced by: S. Nanthagopal
Banner: Madras Enterprises
Release date: 23rd of December 2016
Performances: Punarnavi’s performance stands out. She steals the show. Her expressions as studious, confident teenage girl appeals. Viswa is okay. He struggles at times. His friends are passable. Other actors have less significance in the film.
Post Interval Scenes
Few dialogues in 2nd Half
Pittagoda is an indie film. Initially, it tests your patience. Even the dialect isn’t convincing initially. But as the film progresses, it makes viewers comfortable. Upto interval, the film looks dull. But it sharply picks up post-interval.
As the story starts unfolding, the film connects the dots well. First-time director Anudeep does a decent job. Yet he has to improve a lot. There are a few glaring logical mistakes which could had been avoided.
Technically, the film is okay. Cinematographer deserves a special mention. Music is good. Background score dominates the visuals at portions and causes irritation. Yet, one could be oblivious to it.
The film has good dose of emotion, sentiment, love and laughter in parts. Thanks to less duration (1.40 Hrs), the film makes for a good watch. “Pittagoda” is a time-pass film.