The Kannada film Geleya directed by well-known choreographer Harsha features youngsters Prajwal Devaraj and Tarun in the lead roles. Though the film has good technicians and good performers, it sadly ends up as a run of the mill commercial film due to lack of substance and imagination.
Harsha should understand that technical finesse and good songs alone do not make a good quality film; a good script is absolutely necessary.
Still Geleya is worth a watch for the fantastic visuals in the Ee Sanje Saakaagidhe song, the melodious music of Mano Murthy and the way the story is built up.
Geleya is the story of two close friends -- Vishwa and Guru who run from their village to the city to become underworld dons so that they can have a quality life! What kind of message is the filmmaker giving to the youth?
They land up in Bangalore to become heads of the two groups that control the big, bad city. They enter the city as two innocent boys but turn into dreaded criminals.
Performance-wise Prajwal and Tarun are good. Heroine Kiran Bhattal has little to do in the film except dance. Same is the case with Rangayana Raghu and Kishor. But the real surprise packages in the film are Ninasam Ashwath and Mico Nagaraj. Meanwhile Bullet Prakash's comedy is becoming quite repetitive these days.
Geleya may well appeal to the young and the mass audience. In a nutshell the film is high on technical aspects, but low on content -- a clichéd fare with some entertaining moments.