Once in a while, Prabhu Deva comes forward with a film as a lead star. His new film is Gulebakavali which has arrived in the theaters today. Read on to see how the film turns out to be.
Badri played by Prabhu Deva is a happy go lucky cheat who robs idols for a living. This is also the time when he is approached to rob a treasure which is lying in a temple backyard called Gulebakavali. He forms a team consisting of Hansika, Yogi Babu and Revathi who are also small time crooks to rob the treasure. Well, how does he manages to do that is the whole story of the film.
Prabhu Deva sleepwalks through his role and looks disinterested throughout the film. He is active only when the songs come and boy he is good when he dances on screen. Hansika is also quite disappointing as he does not showcase her glamor or enacts her part well. She too looks misfit in her role.
It is good to see Revathi an interesting role after a long time. She is a thief in the film and her track has been written quite nicely which enthralls the audience to an extent. Car thrikks are decent to an extent.
Direction by Kalyan is a misfit as he has narrated the thriller in a very boring and stupid manner. Not once the film looks promising as over the top scenes keep coming in one after the other. The treasure hunt shown is also pale as it has nothing much but rotten comedy.
The twists showcased are also not up to the mark and there is a heavy dose of Tamil actors who are not known to us. The second half has some moments and this is where the film has some good stuff. Camera work is decent whereas the music was pathetic.
Lack of Twists
Gulebakavali was an average fare in Tamil but it has lost its charm when it comes to the Telugu edition. The proceedings go haywire with the star cast hamming to no extent. Prabhu Deva's dances also cannot save the film which is an idiotic treasure finding drama which goes wrong right from the word go. You can safely push this film aside and do other stuff which is valuable.