Geethanjali Malli Vachindi 

Movie Name : Geethanjali Malli Vachindi

Release Date : April 11, 2024

Infolivescope Rating : 2.5/5

Starring: Anjali, Srinivas Reddy, Satyam Rajesh, Satya, Shakalaka Shankar, Sunil, Ali, Ravi Shankar, Rahul Madhav and others.

Director: Shiva Turlapati

Producers: Kona Venkat and MVV Satyanarayana

Music Director: Pravin Lakkaraju

Cinematographer: Sujatha Siddhartha

Editor: Chota K Prasad

Story:

Ayaan (Satya) and his friend Seenu (Srinivasa Reddy), a struggling director, decide to make a movie but face numerous obstacles. When they’re on the verge of quitting, Seenu receives a call from Ooty-based businessman Vishnu (Rahul Madhav), who wants to produce a film. Vishnu owns a haunted palace called Sangeeth Mahal and insists on shooting there. Anjali (Anjali), a coffee shop owner, is chosen as the heroine. As the filming progresses, they encounter eerie moments. What secrets lie within the palace? Who is Vishnu? Why did he choose a struggling director? How is Geethanjali related to the story? Find out the rest of the story on the big screen.

Plus Points:

Comedian Satya once again captivates the audience with his impeccable comedic timing, eliciting laughter with his innocent performance and expressive reactions.

Sunil, though given minimal screen time, delivers a commendable performance in the latter half, adding to the enjoyment with his antics.

Anjali performs adequately in her role, supported by a strong ensemble, including Srinivasa Reddy, Satyam Rajesh, and Shakalaka Shankar. Ravi Shankar and Priya also shine as ghosts, contributing to the entertainment.

 

 

The comedy scenes set in the ghost palace are particularly effective, providing laughs aplenty, especially in the latter part of the film.

Minus Points:

The film’s plot is its Achilles’ heel, as its predictability and lack of originality make the proceedings too routine. A more innovative script could have injected much-needed excitement into this horror comedy.

While the comedy scenes are thriving, the character arc of the villain, portrayed by Rahul Madhav, is underdeveloped, leaving potential untapped.

Supporting actors like Ali and Srikanth Iyengar are underutilized, with their roles lacking depth. Additionally, Anjali’s character suffers from a lack of decent screen time, a surprising misstep.

The storyline involving the ghosts could have been concluded more effectively, with the climax appearing forced and lacking conviction. Despite providing entertainment, many scenes feel overly familiar and fail to leave a lasting impact.

 

Technical Aspects:

Director Shiva Turlapati’s efforts are commendable, but senior writer Kona Venkat’s neglect of the story and screenplay detracts from the overall impact. A greater focus on these aspects could have elevated the film’s quality.

Pravin Lakkaraju’s music adds thrills here and there, while Sujatha Siddhartha’s cinematography could have been more engaging to captivate the audience. Chota K Prasad’s editing is satisfactory, and the production values meet expectations.

 

Verdict:

On the whole, Geethanjali Malli Vachindhi offers laughs but falls short in delivering scares. Satya’s comedic prowess shines, supported by Sunil’s notable performance. While Anjali holds her own, the film’s routine plot, underdeveloped characters, and lackluster climax are its weaknesses. It’s advisable to explore alternative entertainment options.