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Gamyam, a good film

G P Aditya Vardhan
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March 03, 2008 17:05 IST

For a first film, Gamyam is a fantastic product from Radhakrishna or Krish, who has taken a serious theme and blended it with the right mixture of comedy and very good performances.

The main strength of the Telugu film is its screenplay which leaves no room for boredom. Somewhat inspired by The Motorcycle Diaries, Krish weaves his own story around the basic theme and takes us on a journey capturing the mood of the countryside (replete with ethos and pathos) and the turmoil and decadence that is all pervasive, which leaves an indelible mark on the viewers' mind.  

Abhiram (Sarvanand) is a rich brat with blinkers on. He is obsessed with his thoughts and has no time to understand other peoples' attitude or problems.  He likes Janaki, a doctor (Kamalinee Mukherjee) and boasts to his friends that he would make her fall in love with him in a week's time. Ironically for him, he is the one who falls in love with her. She, an orphan, on the other is more involved with social work and her profession.

She is unsure of Abhiram's love as his attitude unfolds. A misunderstanding crops up between the two, and Janaki leaves town. Abhiram goes searching for her on his motorcycle. En route he meets Gali Srinu, a bike-lifter who offers to help find Janaki. Both criss-cross the countryside, (beautifully captured on film), in search of her and in the process learn the meaning of life.

Coming to performances, Allari Naresh has finally found his groove. He excels as Srinu, a role that somewhat resembles what Jagapathi Babu played in Anthahpuram. The timing of his one-liners is absolutely perfect and natural. One has to see the film to believe it.

Sarwanand, as Abhiram, is cut out for the role. His restrained performance is commendable. Kamalinee Mukherjee does justice to the role given to her.

As mentioned earlier, the screenplay blends comedy into the main plot beautifully. Krish takes care while introducing the comic characters one after the other. The characters portrayed are very much part of our daily lives. Brahmanandam is one such  character.

Dialogues by Nagaraju Gandham matches the screenplay perfectly, especially the wacky one-liners mouthed by Naresh.

In a nutshell, a very good film.

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