Varun Tej New Movie Valmiki Review

Varun Tej New Movie Valmiki Review

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Varun Tej was playing a full-length mass role for the first time in his career in Harish Shankar’s Valmiki which is the official remake of Tamil hit Jigarthanda. Pooja Hegde is the leading lady and Atharva Murali will be seen in a prominent role.

A struggling assistant director ( Atharva Murali) works hard for a break through by attempting a film on the life of a gangster. In pursuit of a solid untold story, the director finds Gaddhalakonda Ganesh ( Varun Tej) story fits what he was looking for. To make it fill length script, he reaches Ganesh’s town and tries to get to know more from his gang. Rest of the story is about the difficulties the director faces convincing the gangster, once the latter agrees how the film making goes..etc are told on screen.


Harish Shankar was made some changes in the adaption of Jigarthanda in a bid to suit the taste of Telugu viewers. The movie is high on mass entertainer elements. Some comedy scenes keep you engaged in the first half, but the second half falls flat with a fragging narration of the last 25 minutes.


Varun Tej was delivered a hilarious performance and he is the showman of Gaddalakonda Ganesh. Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde, Mrinalini Ravi, Brahmaji and Dimple Hayathi was done justice to their roles and they are also among the big assets of the movie…


Gaddalakonda Ganesh was good production values and Mickey J Meyer’s background score, Ayananka Bose cinematography, action choreography, dialogues and beautiful art direction are the attractions on the technical front.



Massy Good Story

Varun Tej Performance
Pooja Hegde
Item Song
Comedy Entertainment


Dragged Pre-Climax, Climax Scenes


Valmiki is a raw, gripping tale of a rural gangster seen from the eyes of a maiden film director. The story appears a typical mass one, it was wider span and the unorthodox story telling makes it more interesting….

Title: Valmiki
Cast: Varun Tej, Atharvaa, Pooja Hegde, Mirnalini Ravi
Director: Harish Shankar
Producers: Achanta Ramu, Achanta Gopinath
Music Director: Mickey J Meyer
Cinematography: Ayananka Bose
Editor: Chota K Prasad

Rating: 3/5

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