Aadi-Erica Fernandes starrer "Galipatam" ("Gaalipatam") has received decent reviews from critics.
The romantic family drama, directed by Naveen Gandhi, also has Kristina Akeeva, Rahul Ravindran, Bharat Reddy, Gayatri Bhargavi, Posani Krishna Murali and Saptagiri in supporting roles. The film's music is composed by Bheems Ceciroleo, and the project is produced by Sampath Nandi, Kiran Muppavarapu and Vijaykumar Vattikuti.
Plot: Karthik (Aadi) and Swathi (Erica J Fernandes) are software professionals and had an arranged marriage. Prior to marrying Swathi, Karthi had a lover named Parineethi (Kristina) who believes in live-in relationships but not in marriage.
Swathi had received proposals from Aarav Reddy (Rahul Ravindran), however, she rejected them as she did not believe in love marriage.
During a fight between Karthik and Swathi, they reveal their past lives to each other and decide to part ways. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
Critics have given decent reviews for the film, terming it as a bold attempt with an interesting story, dialogues and music. As far the performances are concerned, the actors have done justice to their roles, according to the critics.
Here is the review roundup of "Galipatam":
"First half of the film is entertaining with a few masala scenes/dialogues. Second half concentrates on emotions and values in relationships. Plus points of the film are story, dialogues and music. The forced entertainment scenes (Saptagiri/Chandra comedy episodes) doesn't work in second half," said Jeevi of idlebrain.
"The success of this film will depend on how the second half works for youth. On a whole, Gaalipatam is a bold film that is narrated in an interesting way," he said.
"Gaalipatam is quite a brave film in today's day and age. It puts out its message loud and clear, in a pretty bolder way. Aadi's mature performance, and an unconventional climax makes this film definitely worth a watch," according to 123telugu.
"This is definitely one of the imposing projects in recent times to be specially recognized for awe inspiring lines. Every character is elevated with magnificent dialogues. To be more specific, Sampat has aggressively studied the way of thinking of present day youth and effects of software on modern day living. So, this film will be an easy catch and best way to connect with this section of audience," according to Cinejosh.
"First Half of the movie is decent with romance and comedy. Second Half is loaded with sentiment and the climax is bold. This is were the film could have been trimmed by at least 15 to 25 minutes to make the proceedings interesting. 'Galipatam' is a case of Bold Concept & Bad Execution," said APToday.
Verdict: Bold Attempt, Worth a Watch