Sanju Weds Geetha Movie Review

April 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 am

BT Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Scenery Weds Sentiments!

Kitty - Ramya - 15 If the Tamil Nadu government was looking to promote Ooty tourism and was looking for some beautiful pictures of the place, it needs to look no further than the stills of Sanju Weds Geetha. The misty surroundings of Ooty become postcards from paradise under the creative lens of cameraman Satya Hegde, and Sanju Weds Geetha is worth watching for that reason alone.

Appreciably, the best thing about this film is not the cinematography alone. Director Nagashekhar expertly unites these cloudy, misty locales in the film with the mood of the story, which starts off on a tragic note and ends even more tragically. The narration is commendably restrained, with the background music (Sadhu Kokila) used sparingly and effectively, and the film is the happy coincidence of some talented people coming together and making a classy effort.

The story of the film is tailor made for the locales it is set in. There is this Sanju who comes from Bangalore to Virajpet after finishing his education and instantly gets hooked to Geetha, who resists in the beginning but finally gives in. Her parents have no objection to this marriage, but Geetha has a troublesome past where her relative molested her as a child. The same relative rapes her when she is on her way to wed Sanju and Sanju kills the relative in a fit of rage. Sanju goes to jail and Geetha loses her memory, triggering off a series of tragedies which sometimes look over the top.

Director Nagashekhar needs to be given credit for handling the subject in such matured style. Apart from making Shrinagar Kitty yell every now and then and disturbing the peace of a small town, Nagashekhar handles the subject very well. Dialogues are well written, although a little more slang would have made them look more natural. But otherwise, kudos to the man who had the guts to make a beautiful film without needless skin shows or item numbers.

Ramya - 01

Having said that, there are few glitches in the film, which Nagashekar could have avoided. He seems hell bent on making the film a tragedy and many scenes look illogical. It’s hard to accept that Geetha’s family members would be careless enough to leave her wander on a rainy day when she is pregnant and is suffering from memory loss. Also, her character is shown to be popular in the town, but nobody sees her when she goes missing in such a small town!

It’s also hard to understand why Avinash, who plays a jailer in the movie, does not inform Sanju that he has obtained parole. Again, it only serves the purpose of Nagashekar to make the protagonist escape from the jail and kill him in the process, making the film even more tragic.

The film seems to have been heavily influenced by Maniratnam’s Geethanjali in its narrative style. The scene where Ramya admonishes a road Romeo in a dimly lit market and the scene on a railway platform look like they are taken from Geetanjali. It’s only a coincidence that Suhasini Maniratnam is playing a small part in this film!

Arguably, this is the best performance by Ramya in her career. She looks gorgeous in some tastefully selected Churidars and her acting carries the film forward. Ban or no ban, Kannada industry needs performers like her. Shrinagar Kitty is good too. The supporting cast is perfect.

On a whole, we are pleased to watch a good film after a long time. Even with its minor glitches, the film is definitely worth a watch!

-Movie Review By Raju Shanbhag

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37 Responses to “Sanju Weds Geetha Movie Review”

  1. vinod on May 6th, 2011 11:32 pm

    Please tel new movie watching sites

  2. rahul on April 25th, 2011 11:14 pm

    i agreed ur words tat its insult 2 shankar nag
    but not this one kiccha rulzzz…..!!
    anyway even puneeth is also gud!!!!

  3. vishwa on April 25th, 2011 6:23 pm

    in kannada industry only puneeth rokzzz… sudeep s no where..!!!!

  4. mohan on April 23rd, 2011 12:17 pm

    disappoined with the movie….nothing new same old love story with boring dialogues…..Totally unconvinced with ramya’s character..In one scene she scares the hell out of a person who she thinks is following her.Director convinces here that she s bold….but she is very afraid to tell her parents that her mama( mother’s brother) is harassing her. There i s never one scene where her mama threatens her. she tells that if she tells her parents abt this it will get to know to the whole world. Y would any parents do that? Ramya’s father being a police was so supportive that she could hav askd him for her safety instead goes to kitty and asks him to marry her urgently. It doesnt make any sense.

  5. SHAM on April 18th, 2011 4:24 pm

    No comment…………… SWG is one of the boring movie i have seen in my life……. Only songs r good…… Cheep story……Second half was very very boring……

  6. soma on April 18th, 2011 12:55 pm

    SWG is a pakka swamake.Please encourage it and stop watching remakes.This is the best movie of the year after OM and has great possibility of running 100days.

  7. rahul on April 18th, 2011 11:27 am

    wel said dude!!!

  8. vinu on April 16th, 2011 2:39 pm

    Nice movie.
    Nagasekar has improved a lot after Aramane.Technicaly and content wise its better then his previous movie.The narration is also different.Ramya’s acting good,kitty needs to improve a lot.The climax is justified.

  9. vishwa on April 15th, 2011 3:09 pm

    Also it is an insult to Shankar Nag to have this movie as a tribute to him.

  10. vishwa on April 15th, 2011 3:08 pm

    This is the most boring movie i have ever seen in my life. With this one line story they could have finished the movie in half an hour. It was a torture to sit for dragging 2.5 hours in theater watching this movie. Nice songs wasted on a dabba movie. Will never ever watch Nagshekahar movies again.

    To convey each and every simple sentence of story director takes twenty minutes in this movie.

    Worst acting by kitty
    only saving grace was Ramya and songs

    Worst movie of the year so far.

  11. cinegoer on April 13th, 2011 12:29 pm

    SWG good movie.Second half bit unconvincing.

  12. Avi on April 12th, 2011 9:44 pm

    Super movie:-) but will end with tears in your eyes…….

  13. ajay on April 9th, 2011 11:32 pm

    dude its beautiful, awesome, fantastic.. Its rocking in mysore. Don’t care for da bad reviews just watch it u’l love it.!!
    Camerawork,acting n comedy r fantastic.! Swg rocks!!

  14. prasad on April 9th, 2011 7:53 pm

    Stop this guys
    SWG is a swamake which is doing well,support and encourage it without second thoughts .No more irrelevant matters and prejudices.

  15. rahul on April 9th, 2011 1:34 pm

    yav film du henu bandwala hantha antha swalpa dendale gothguthe…..
    kempegowda rocksszzz!

  16. vinu on April 8th, 2011 5:32 pm

    What opening dude? any advance bookings? any big amount black?i think you are too kiddish and immatured to make such a comments.

  17. vinu on April 8th, 2011 5:23 pm

    SWG opening is good in all the places.Surprised ,dont go by the cretieria of class and mass movies,it has got sound opening so far this year.KG didnt opened to full houses in theatres in the heart of the city.

  18. Tanu on April 8th, 2011 2:06 pm

    Good story, good narration, good performance, good music, good cinematography… overall a good moive, Beauty…..!!!

  19. rahul on April 7th, 2011 10:07 pm

    gollu film!!!!!kitty movies r similar………but one thing songs r supervb………..!and one more thing i dont know why shankar nag image as come out?????

  20. rahul on April 7th, 2011 9:40 pm

    you r big fool……
    comparing mass and class movies wich r quiet opposite…….

  21. rahul on April 7th, 2011 9:37 pm

    tats how ur name goes…
    giving on comments just lky tat….
    whole of karnataka knows wat opening…..kempegowda got 2…..
    dont put on faltu comments………

  22. cool on April 7th, 2011 12:32 am

    Super opening…infact its better then KEMPEGOWDA and PRINCE.

  23. Sumanth on April 6th, 2011 11:24 pm

    Watched this movie yesterday @Innovative multiplex i was embarrassed to see that for the entire theater there were only 20 people :( shows y multiplexes wont screen kannada movies..
    Leaving this movie is good only in 2 departments Music and amazing camera work from Satya Hegde!!! apart from this its d same old love story… I hated ramya’s voice better if some one else dubs for her.. They say story set in 97 but in one scene when sharan comes to meet kitti in jail he gives him a handbag with cloth that handbag is a Brand Factory hand bag :) ….
    My rating 2/5 its not a must watch..

  24. shiv on April 6th, 2011 12:32 pm

    Excellent movie// both first half and second half.

  25. Arun on April 6th, 2011 11:41 am

    Gud movie kitty and ramya rocks and my boss sonu nigam

  26. brahmesh on April 5th, 2011 11:22 am

    ooosom songs….

  27. ajay on April 5th, 2011 10:43 am

    my frnds told nice but i’ve still not watched.. I’l defnatly
    watch this week guys..

  28. Critic on April 5th, 2011 9:47 am

    worst tragedy movie i have ever seen, if u want some tragedy , please go watch it.

  29. nagarajaithal on April 4th, 2011 8:01 pm

    nice movie ..ramya rocks..kitty and
    company has done a great job..melodious songs thanks to jessi ..outstanding cinematography .great job work from nagashekhar…except for few unpredictable sequences …justified climax….finally i would say its worth watching this movie….

  30. ನಿರಾಶ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕ on April 4th, 2011 11:58 am

    ಶ್ರೀನಗರ ಕಿಟ್ಟಿ ಸಿನೆಮಾಗಳನ ಇನ್ನು ನೋಡಲ್ಲ.. ಮತ್ತೆ ಮುಂಗಾರು ನೋಡಿ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಭರವಸೆ ಮೂಡಿತ್ತು.. ಇನ್ನು ಸಾಧ್ಯನೇ ಇಲ್ಲ..
    ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಸಂಗೀತ, ಅಲ್ಲಲ್ಲಿ ಸೆಳೆಯೋ ಕ್ಯಾಮೆರಾ.. ಅಸ್ಟೇ.. ಇನ್ನೇನು ಇಲ್ಲ. ಬರಿ ಒಂದೆರಡು ಕ್ರಿಯೇಟಿವ್ ಪಾಯಿಂಟ್ಸ್ ಇಟ್ಕೊಂಡು ಇಡೀ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಮಾಡಿದಂಗಿದೆ ನಾಗಶೇಖರ್.

    ಇನ್ನು ರಮ್ಯ ವಾಯ್ಸ್ ಆ ದೇವ್ರಿಗೇ ಪ್ರೀತಿ.. ಜೊತೆಗೆ ಸುಗಾಸಿನಿ ಬೇರೆ.

    ಅನಗತ್ಯವಾಗಿ ತೂರಿಸಿರೋ ಕಿರಿ ಕಿರಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಸಂಭಾಷಣೆ. ೨೦ ವರ್ಷ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಹುಡುಗರ ಬಾಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಪ್ಪ ಅಮ್ಮ ಆಫೀಸಿಗೆ ಹೋಗ್ತಾರೆ, ಒಬ್ರನ್ನೊಬ್ರು ಮಿಸ್ ಮಾಡ್ಕೊತಾರೆ ಅಂತೆಲ್ಲ ಹೇಳ್ಸಿದ್ರಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರ ಬಾಲಿಶ ನಿರೂಪಣೆ. ಅಬ್ಬ.. ಸದ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನ ನೋಡೋದೆ ಸಾಕು ಅನ್ನಿಸ್ಬಿಡ್ತು..

    ಜಾಕಿ ಅಂತ ಮನೋರಂಜನೆ ಆದರು ಇದ್ದ ಸಿನೆಮಾಗೆ ೨.೫ ಕೊಟ್ಟೋರು ಇದಕೆ ೩ ಹೇಗೆ ಕೊಟ್ರೋ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ.

  31. nanu on April 4th, 2011 10:30 am

    superb movie. after watching this movie surely Ur eyes will be filled with tears.

  32. vishnuabhimani on April 3rd, 2011 10:15 pm

    good movie …the drama song in jail was of no need..
    and for the reviewers notice geetha escapes in b;lore not in her home town…
    if u can remember sanju tells geetha tht its hard to search in b;lore once a person goes missing.. and kitty was put up in b;lore jail and they end up meeting in blore hospital

  33. manju on April 2nd, 2011 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the review… will watch the movie…

  34. Latoya on April 2nd, 2011 6:00 pm

    Movie is defintely far better than remakes. Easily
    Can watch with family.

  35. murthy on April 2nd, 2011 2:16 pm

    Happy to read a positive review, we need good movies,

  36. Suresh k on April 2nd, 2011 11:15 am

    good review shanbhag. well written.

  37. mom on April 2nd, 2011 10:11 am

    Nice movie n nice review……. n also we are waiting for (C)KOOL music review (songs are very good)

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