Guna 369 Movie Review
Guna (Karthikeya) is a regular middle class guy who avoids unnecessary quarrels as his motto is “if we get into a quarrel, all we will be left with is nothing but quarrel”. He has a family that includes his mother (Hema), father (Naresh) and sister (Koumudhi). Guna has a close friend (Rangasthalam Mahesh) with whom he searches marriage matches to his sister. He falls in love with Geetha (Anagha) who runs a mobile shop. While the life of Guna is going smoothly, he gets involved in unexpected incidents and ends up in jail without any mistake of him. What happens after he comes out of the prison makes the major plot of the movie.Analysis:
The director says that the movie is inspired from real incidents. That can be guessed on how slow the movie is, which depicts reality, thus proving that the movie is inspired from real life incidents. The major drawback of the movie is its pace. There will be almost nothing in the first half except for character introductions and the love track of Guna and Geetha, which is nowhere near to novel and very close to boring. Guna falls in love with Geetha at the first sight and since she works in a cell phone shop, he finds excuses to meet her with cell phones. The family life of Guna too appears so natural that bores the audience. The crime elements of the movie appear to be relaxing when compared to the rest of the movie. The director, Arjun Jandhyala worked as an assistant director for Boyapati Srinu. So he obviously wants to bring a simile of Boypati range commercial elevations in this movie but those tricks didn’t work out. Major part of the movie bases on the second half and the first half fails utterly to establish the proper build up. The twists and the actions sequences of the second half give the audience some relief. Because ofthe poor pace in the first half, the second half appears a lot better. The climax of the movie is the best part of the movie. Since the climax of the movie is designed message oriented and in a well packed way, the audience when leaving the theater will have a satisfied feeling that excuses the whole first half. If not for that, Guna 369 might have been another Hippi for Karthikeya. The predictability of the movie is its major minus and the lack of novelty adds to the first minus.Performances:
Karthikeya gets to play two shades in this movie; one with a soft side and the other with a rampaging rough side that asks for revenge. Because of his huge cut out, he suits well for the second side but fails terribly portraying the soft side. His voice pales away before his personality and that has an impact on many spoiled scenes otherwise might have been sold well. Another thing to be mentioned is that Karthikeya has an awesome body. That thing should be mentioned definitely because the director insisted to show his six-pack abs so frequently that irritates the audience. May be Karthikeya might be compensating for his poor acting skills but every movie is not RX100, so that he can work it out with his abs. Anagha gets a little screen time but she did an impressive job. She looks good for a girl next door character and dominates Karthikeya in love scenes. Another important performance to be mentioned is by Adithya Menon who plays the role of Gadhdhalagutta Radha. Both his character and his performance are as ferocious as his name sounds to be. Rangasthalam Mahesh gets a weighty role but his lean figure does not support it. That being said, his performance compensates that and plays well off.Summary:
Pace is the first minus of the movie. When the pace of the movie is slow, that should be compensated by presenting interesting content in the movie which lacks in Guna 369. The main selling points of the movie are in the second half and the director should have paid more focus in dealing the first half. Since he didn’t do so, the movie did not reach the positive talk of Rx100 at the same time, did not get as negative talk as Hippi.