Gulaebaghavali meta review: Prabhu Deva, Hansika Motwani-starrer is strictly a holiday entertainer without logic, feel critics

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While reviewers are all praise for Prabhu Deva and the comic element in the movie, they almost unanimously agree that there is no logic in the movie

Gulaebaghavali, a Tamil action-comedy, features Prabhu Deva and Hansika Motwani in leading roles. The movie is written and directed by Kalyaan and produced by KJR Studios. It has Ramdoss, Revathi and Yogi Babu in other pivotal roles. While reviewers are all praise for Prabhu Deva and the comic element in the movie, they almost unanimously agree that there is no logic in the movie. It is a simple holiday entertainer with a little weak writing. Check out as to what the critics has to say…

In her three-star review, M Suganth of The Times Of India, writes, “There is a madcap vibe to Gulaebaghavali, a comic caper that is largely amusing and laugh-out-loud funny at a handful of moments when it manages to fully exploit the nuttiness of its premise.”

On the other hand, Karthik Kumar of Hindustan Times rates it with 2.5 out of 5 and writes, “Gulebaghavali, a madcap heist comedy that rises above its flaws, thankfully. While the writing is not great to rave about, what does work in the film’s favour is some comic stretches that entertain in a peculiar way. Who would’ve imagined a scene where a group of men fighting over human skeleton – for a reason — can turn out to be so funny? If not for scenes such as this, it would’ve been a tedious process to sit through Gulebaghavali.”

Richard from KollyBuzz awards the movie with three stars and says, “Segregating ‘Genres’ have become a much dominating quotient of analysis in the recent times and it turns to be inevitable… But there comes certainly an exception called ‘Entertainer’, where there needn’t be any logical aspects to be minded or any paradigms. That’s where Gulaebhagavali gets it strokes done well. It’s a simple tale of what we have already seen in many movies and yet it tries to keep us engrossed in places.” also agrees to the fact that the movie is a perfect entertainer and writes, “Gulaebaghavali is that movie which you are ideally looking out for a perfect holiday entertainer. Prabhudeva has always given us entertaining movies and this one is easily one of those ‘Keep laughing, Keep on laughing’ entertainer. Heist film is not a new concept to Tamil Cinema. From MGR’s Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum to Rajinikanth’s Johnny to Kamal’s Guru to the recent Maragatha Nanayam, we have seen umpty number heist movies. Yet Gulaebaghavali comes fresh and new with rib tickling laughter moments through out the script.”

Indiaglitz awards the movie with a 2.5 rating and writes, “Infusing comedy into heist/treasure hunt stories is a beaten trope as much as comedy in horror. Splash it up with a few ‘aha’ moments, a non-saleable romance and an ensemble cast that only comes off half-convincing in their characters, you get ‘Gulaebhagavali’. The intentions are good (at the cost of weak logic), no fussing there: because the idea is to give a palatable film that has you smiling wide throughout. We are okay with it but also not really, as we nod our heads in a worried consolation. This is not arthouse, but a full-fledged commercial potboiler that takes you for a roller coaster laugh riot- so you think.”

Given the nature of these reviews, it is indeed clear that Gulaebaghavali might be a decent watch.

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