After Babu Bangaram, Venkatesh is back with with yet another promising flick – Guru. It’s the Telugu remake of R Madhavan’s Hindi movie Saala Khadoos. The makers just released the Telugu trailer today and it’s just as exciting as the original version. Venky is perfect as the ruthless yet sincere coach. He has got his mannerisms, body language and attitude bang on. Madhavan surprised us with his hard hitting rugged performance, looks like Venky is about to do the same.
Unfortunately, everything else about the film is ditto to the original version, so will duplicity play spoilsport while watching the Telugu movie? We will have to wait and watch. Also, the the romantic scene between Ritika and Venky seemed a tad bit awkward considering their age gap, but we can get past that because of Venkatesh genuine performance.
Venkatesh is a great artist when it comes to drama and emotions, but they are mostly in family genre. The few other ones operate in mass space where the loudness is allowed, but those appearances have been rare. In Guru the character is devoid of that masala element and sentiment and yet it has to be very powerful. This tough and aggressive aspect has been pulled off convincingly by Venkatesh, and that is all one needs to see. The rest looks to be a translation from original which might work to films disadvantage in Telugu.