Here is Guru Movie Review:
Boycotted by the India’s Boxing Association, former boxing champion Adi (Venkatesh) turns into an aggressive boxing coach. He’s on a mission to get an international medal – the medal he missed – to the Nation. Adi meets Rameswari aka Ramudu (Ritika Singh,) a coolie in Vizag, who lives in a slum. He finds a spark in Ramudu and convinces her to take up boxing. Does Rameswari turn Aadi’s dream into a reality? What are the hurdles that come her way in emerging as an international champion in Women’s Boxing?
Although it’s an unfamiliar territory for Venky as a boxing coach – it is the kinda role that he had never ever tried in his acting career spanning over decades. Venky did pull it off with quite ease. Venky looked fitter, meaner and got under the skin of Adi, a grumpy boxing coach. His makeover is completely justified. Ritika as Ramudu shines in the role. Despite being a newcomer, she managed to do so.
Dev Khatri (Zakir Hussain) is good as a wicked head of the Boxing Association and infuses politics into the association to gain mileage out of the situation. Nasser, as Punch Ponds, offer a few laughs. Other cast like Thanikella Bharani, Raghu Babu, Anita Chowdary have very little to do.
It’s been a longtime a sports drama has hit the screens in Telugu. Its a grey area which filmmakers don’t easily tend to try their hand at – at least in Telugu cinema. Kudos to director Sudha for choosing this subject and Venkatesh for believing in a script like this and attempting the role defying all the conventions. Gripping narrative, intense emotions, the struggle of a blacklisted boxing champion and upcoming women boxer are shown well. The climax gives audience a goose bump experience.
Yet, Guru has its own share of minuses. A few cinematic liberties taken by the director may put viewers off. Predictable story, pre-climax episode and dubbing of Ritika don’t go well.
Are you a boxing fan? Then Guru is your thing!