With Gooli, P Satya tells the tale of an established rowdy, albeit touchingly.
Crisp dialogues, neatly-woven script and some tight editing set this gangster flick apart from the rest of its kind.
Gooli (Sudeep) is one of the most wanted underworld dons, but is good at heart. Ramya (Mamata) falls for him and tries to get him to reciprocate her feelings.
Gooli is afraid of the danger she will have to face as the girlfriend of a rowdy. Eventually, Ramya wins him over and all is well in Love Kingdom, till the entry of her brothers. They are out to kill Gooli and succeed in injuring the lovebirds. Rest is how love wins...
Several emotional scenes woven into the script highlight the hero’s histrionic abilities, while conveying the ‘eternal’ message of how to eschew the path of violence.
As usual, the Ramu-Sudeep combination brings in screen fights, shootouts and explosions. The first half of the film is peppered with mindless violence, Palaniraj’s expertise in ‘action scenes’ notwithstanding. Otherwise, it is treat time for Sudeep fans — new hairstyle, mannerisms and acting. Mamata Mohandas makes a confident debut.
Anoop Seelin, the music director, has been successful in scoring some melodious songs. Watch out for Sudeep’s excellent acting and engrossing story.