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Movie: Gunturodu
Cast: Manchu Manoj, Pragya Jaiswal, Sampath Raj, Rajendra Prasad, Praveen, Kota Srinivasa Rao and others
Action: Venkat
Music: Sri Vasanth
Cinematography: Siddhartha Ramaswamy
Editing: Karthika Srinivas
Producers: Sri Varun Atluri
Story, Dialogues, Screenplay and Direction: S K Satya
Banner: Claps and Whistles
Release Date: March 03, 2017

For the first time in his career, Manchu Manoj has come up with an out and out mass entertainer with 'Gunturodu'. It has been a while since Manchu Manoj scored a box office hit. The Manchu hero is under pressure to deliver the goods after the colossal failure of his previous film 'Shourya'. So he took upon this mass masala film as a safe bet. When he announced 'Gunturodu', the film didn't create any buzz. But with the news that Megastar Chiranjeevi is giving voice over, the film created curiosity about it. Let's see how spicy is this Guntur Mirchi and whether the film turns out as expected.

Kanna(Manoj) is a happy go lucky youth in the city of Guntur. One fine day, he gets into a huge fight with a deadly criminal lawyer called Seshu(Sampath) and injures him badly. Things become complicated when a very upset Seshu starts looking for Kanna and targets his father(Rajendra Prasad). The scene becomes even more chaotic when Kanna falls in love with Seshu’s only sister Amrita(Pragya Jaiswal). Rest of the story is as to how a normal middle-class guy like Kanna manages to fight the mighty Seshu and ends up marrying his sister.

Manchu Manoj suits the title role completely and impresses in a mass avatar. He is especially rocking in the high octane fights and mouths some powerful dialogues with a lot of ease. Manoj’s energy lifts the film and all his confrontational scenes with Sampath are very good. Praggya is glamorous and performed well. Sampath Raj's screen presence is one of the assets of the film.After a long time, Kota Srinivasa Rao gets a good role.Rajendra Prasad is impressive as hero's father. Rao Ramesh did a cameo. Praveen is fine as the sidekick of Manoj.

Director Satya has done just an okay job with the film. His way of showcasing the hero-villain conflict is pretty good. Satya concentrated more on presenting the movie in a stylish way with high speed shots. But the poor script made 'Gunturodu' a tiresome watch.  As he showcases too much intensity during the initial stages itself, he runs out of steam as the film progresses. Satya may shine with better script on hands.

Production values of the film are very good as the rustic locales of Guntur are nicely showcased by some good camerawork. The action choreography needs a special mention as all the fights are superbly executed. Manoj is showcased in a superb way and it also suits his body language. Vasanth's music is passable. A couple of songs are good on ears. Luckily, the songs do not disturb the flow of the film.  Background score is decent. Cinematography is impressive. Editing is bad. There is so much lag in the film. Especially during the second half as Prudhvi’s comedy track could have been avoided. Dialogues are very ordinary.

On the whole, 'Gunturodu' is not worth watching except for Manoj's sincere efforts to make it work. But the probability for the film to reach it's target audience in B & C centers is high.
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