Here is the go word. The movie opens with the plot right away and we are sure that director is not trying to give focus on the regular commercial stuff. This movie starts down right serious. after some time, we feel it is extending and we need some rest now. There comes the classy touch away from the plot, giving NTR a character that tries to convey messages, for saving the environment and at the same time, giving sample for how nature gets angry, by bashing goons left right and all corners demonstrating earthquake and tsunami. we feel that this is novel way of adding humor to the character. Things become repetitive and at times going haywire and after some time, we feel that let us get to the plot now. Then again glimpse of the plot comes, and we end up for a bang on interval, that promises a lot for the next half to come.
Once the second half, starts, we are surely enthralled for the start, and we get the proceedings hitting the roof after the GHMC episode followed by the title track. There you go, this is what we were waiting for since 90 minutes. After the song, a little bit of family drama infused to add more classy touch for the narrative. then we feel that it is going right and looks for a solid stupendous finish. But,, what happened? There comes the problem. the movie does not know how to go and where to end, and how to end. Trouble starts, commercialism added, unnecessary dragged down to the hell dramatic scenes and a regular kind of climax that never seemed new, all feels for it, but alas! a poor finish for a great potential plot in the hand. Not me, everyone would be of this feel, when they come out from the screening. Somewhere, it did not hit right. Blame the screenwriter, director, editing or the narrative which spoils the whole plot.
Technically the movie was visually stunning, every frame. Cinematography by Thiru was top notch, every frame was rich, glowing with lights. Even in darker scenes, lighting was ambient and had a sense of brilliance poured over. Music and BGM by DSP was rocking. nothing to complain. Art department was seen with their efforts, on screen. Brilliant. The less I talk about editing, the better. In one word, Poor. Other technical elements were good.
So finally the movie was drawn out badly from being a decent one, due to the lengthy run time, blame the editor, and the preachy narration towards the end and a regular Indian climax, we have seen many times. This all boils down the over all effect of the good, instances we glimpsed. So a movie that never tries to rise, despite all such powerhouse performances, terrific music, excellent visuals. In the end, Janatha Garage is a film that comes with promise, and ends with the same feel we had it might turn out to be. Just okay. Not good, not bad. So who gets the blame? Since,it has a strong cast, openings are going to create records, for sure, but in the end, this movie will still have just a weekend run. This what worries me.
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