Gatham (2020) movie review: Boring, predictable but still decent thriller flick.

Gatham (2020) movie review and rating:

Gatham (2020) movie review and rating:
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Cast: Bhargava Poludasu, Rakesh Galebhe, 
Poojitha Kuraparthi, Lakshmi Bharadwaj, 
Harsha Vardhan Pratap, Uss Uppaluri,
Thirumudi Tulasiraman, Sof Puchley, 
Raghu Gopal, Ana Scott.

Director: Kiran Kondamadugula.

Language: Telugu.

Cinematography: Manojh Reddy.

Music director: Sricharan Pakala.

Release Date: 6 November 2020.

Running time: 1hr 41mins.

Genre: Thriller.
What’s there in this film?.

Gatham (2020), I started watching this movie as just a normal thriller flick but within 30 minutes of starting watching the movie, the story and the screenplay grabbed me in front of the screen.
The one-line story is, Hero Rishi loses his memory in an accident two days ago and goes to see his parents for a consolation with his girlfriend Adithi.  The two are staying at the house of someone who came to help there because the car broke down on the way.  But that person keeps both of them locked up at home and harassed.then the story is, how did they escape after this? in fact, who the rishi is? and why is that person harassing them?.
Kiran Kondamadugula, It is amazing to say that this is his first film, what a maturity, no words to say, the film has come out so well.
Secondly, I was very impressed with the actors in the film, many people said that their acting was not good but in my opinion, they did the job well given to them.
And even though there were a lot of actors in the film, the role of Arjun played by Bhargava Polydasu brought the story to life.
The non-linear screenplay is required for psycho-thriller films like this, but in this film, it is on a different level. Once again take a bowman, You have enriched this story with this extraordinary screenplay though it is predictable in some parts.
The next big plus of the film is the cinematography. When I watch some car chase scene, do I watch Telugu movie? No, Are we watching a Hollywood movie? I thought a little about that. Mainly those helicopter shots, in the beginning, are notable in the film.
The sweet poison of the film is the way the story is told, they carve every scene well and draw us through it.
Although the story has a lot of interesting twists and turns, my favourite is the one that comes in an interval, and I never expected the story to turn out like this. In a word, good at its best.
What’s not there in this film?.

The film was good but a few minor flaws ruined it a bit.what seemed to be lacking in the film was that the film went unpredictable throughout the first half, but the second half was a bit loose as a few twists in the second half were predictable.
The climax was good, but that too was predictable. Not all of these can be said to be such big flaws, though I just mention these.
If you, like me, saw these flaws after watching the film, please mention it in the comment box.
Star Performance:

It fits Bhargava Poludasu.
Because of his good villainism in the first half.

The story cannot be told without the spoiler but I will tell you a little bit after that you will understand it.
Spoiler: When Arjun returns home from work, he gets a phone call that his daughter has committed suicide.
But he does not believe it, and when he visits the hospital he regrets that his daughter’s corpse is in a mutilated condition.  He complains to the police that her daughter has no reason to commit suicide.Since the police did not take it seriously, he himself is investigating the cause of his daughter’s murder.
At one point he finds out that it was her boyfriend Rishi who killed her daughter. But when he is interrogated he breaks down one more fact, which is that his girlfriend Aditi is not dead, but that she will die in a few more days. Rishi forgets his memories as Arjun gets angry and hits him hard. I have mentioned the story after this in the one-line story above.

Despite the minor flaws, for me this film is definitely something to watch.


Acting: 3.25/5.

Story: 3.5/5.

Cinematography: 3.5/5.

Music: 3.5/5. 

Overall rating of Gatham (2020) movie:

3.5/5 – Good enough (by Movie Laundry).

Overall Pros and Cons:


Screenplay in the first half.
Background score.
Promising twists.
Bhargava Poludasu villainism in the first half.


Predictable twists in the second half.
Lazy screenplay in the second half.

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