Gaddalakonda Ganesh (previously Valmiki ) is an Indian Telugu-language gangster comedy film directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Ram Achanta and Gopichand Achanta on 14 Reels Plus banner. A remake of the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda.
CAST: Varun Tej, Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde and Mirnalini Ravi in the lead roles.
TELUGU SWAG RATING:
TELUGU 360 (Rating: 3/5):
Valmiki is a raw, gripping tale of a rural gangster seen from the eyes of a maiden film director. Though the story appears a typical mass one , it has wider span and the unorthodox story telling makes it more interesting
Great Andhra(Rating: 2.75/5):
The film makes an entertaining watch for many reasons – the songs, the dialogues, and above all Varun’s performance. It is an okay watch.
Mirchi9 (Rating: 2.5/5):
Overall, Gaddalakonda Ganesh has enough from Varun Tej and Harish Shankar to check out the movie once. But, it is a strictly one time kind of deal, when it could have been a far better case
123TELUGU (Rating: 3/5):
On the whole, Gaddalakonda Ganesh is a passsble mass drama which has a few good moments. Varun Tej leads from the front with his solid performance and rocking makeover. The fun generated works in places and keeps the audience engaged. But a lengthy runtime, lack of strong emotions and dragged climax take down the film and make it an okay watch this weekend. Just go in with your expectations in check.
Times Of India (Rating: 3.5/5):
Watch Gaddalakonda Ganesh this weekend if dark comedies and dramas revolving around two contrasting characters are your cup of tea. Watch it especially for Varun Tej’s performance as the gangster. But don’t go in expecting a typical Harish Shankar mass masala film, for you will leave disappointed