Movie: George Reddy
Director: Jeevan Reddy
George Reddy, the Biopic of Osmania University Student Leader, George Reddy garnered intense attention of the audience thanks to a good trailer. The makers have dared to screen paid premieres to the public the night before the movie release. Let us see how the audience receives it in the theaters.
George Reddy (Sandeep Madhav) is a brilliant student who stands by the indiscrimination and the oppressed. He finds himself in the Osmania University which is plagued by Student Politics and becomes a hub of Caste, Religion, and financial disparities. George Reddy takes the side of the voiceless and instigates them to raise their voice. This does not go well with the rival gangs and they plan and kill him.
Sandeep Madhav gets into the skin of the rebel leader. He is brilliant. The way he transformed his body language into a frail student who fights against the system is amazing. Satyadev and Chaitanya Krishna are only known faces in the film and they did a decent job. The guy who played the hot-headed friend of George and another guy who eliminates George Reddy are good.
Technically, the film is brilliant. Suresh Bobbili’s music and BGM are top-notch. Sudhakar Yakkanti, the cinematographer and the art director should be appreciated for recreating the era to perfection. Editing has been sloppy. Dialogues are good here and there. Action sequences especially the Fire Ball fight and the rain fight with blades are excellent. Production Values are appropriate.
The first half of George Reddy is mostly about college politics and is dealt well. The fireball fight and the interval block keeps the audience interested. On the flip side, college politics should have been explained well. The second half is a disappointment with too much lag and predictable proceedings. The climax is also disappointing. Finally, George Reddy is not worth its hype but has its moments.
George Reddy: Misses Soul in Search of Heroism
Cast and Crew
Cast: Sandeep Madhav, Satya Dev, Chaitanya Krishna and others.
Music: Suresh Bobbili
DOP: Sudhakar Yakkanti
Producer: Appi Reddy
Co-Producer: Sanjay Reddy
Associate Producers: Damu Reddy, Sudhakar Yakkanti
Language: Telugu language
Release Date: 22nd November 2019