Valmiki is the remake of Tamil movie Jigarthanda. Valmiki is directed by Harish Shankar and the movie is produced by Ram Achanta ​and Achanta Gopinath. Mi

Valmiki aka Gaddalakonda Ganesh Movie Review

Valmiki Movie Review Telugu Movie Review
Review for the film " Valmiki "
Runtime: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 20-09-2019
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
3.25 / 5.0



Valmiki is the remake of Tamil movie “ Jigarthanda Click to look into! >> Read More... Jigarthanda .” Valmiki is directed by Harish Shankar Harish is a well-known personality in the Telugu i >> Read More... Harish Shankar and the movie is produced by Ram Achanta ​and Achanta Gopinath Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Achanta Gopinath . “ Mickey J Meyer Mickey J Meyer is an Indian origin talented person >> Read More... Mickey J Meyer ” composed the music. Ayananka Bose Ayananka Bose is an Indian cinematographer who wor >> Read More... Ayananka Bose cranked the camera and “ Chota K Prasad Chota K Prasad is an editor by profession in the I >> Read More... Chota K Prasad ” edited the movie. The film has the star cast of Varun Tej Varun was born on 19th January 1990 in Hyderabad, >> Read More... Varun Tej , “ Atharvaa Atharvaa is the son of late Tamil actor M >> Read More... Atharvaa ,” Pooja Hegde Pooja hegde was the second runner up at miss unive >> Read More... Pooja Hegde and Mirnalini Ravi.


Abhilash is an aspiring director and he has been taking initiatives to direct a movie and to earn a good name and fame. He wanted to make a movie on Gaddalakonda Ganesh Click to look into! >> Read More... Gaddalakonda Ganesh , a criminal. So he follows him to get the exact details about him. Soon he is got red-handed by Ganesh’s team. Abhilash had to reveal the truth that he wanted to do a movie on Ganesh. On hearing this, Ganesh tells Abhilash that if he wants to make a movie on him he should make him the hero. Shocked Abhilash, couldn't know what to do. After serious thought, he nods okay, as he had to face a life threat if he denies. What did he do with Gaddalagonda Ganesh? Was the film successful? Watch the movie to know the answer.

Star performance

Varun Tej has transformed completely into a gangster and impresses everyone. His villainy performance is superb and his dialogue style is new and it works out. Atharvaa, who has been doing performance-oriented roles in Tamil, makes his debut in Telugu and he has done a neat work. Pooja Hegde, Mrinalini Ravi, Sathya and the others had done a decent job.


Thanks to director Karthik Subbaraj for giving a different subject to Tollywood. The cast selection is perfect and everyone fits well in the role. The screenplay is slow to suit the script. The director has changed the script a bit from the Tamil version to Suit the Telugu sensibilities. The length of the film should have been minimized. The characterization is good, but to establish the characters, the director had taken a lot of time. The first half is better than the second half. Certain scenes seem to be purposely inserted. The climax should have been crisper. The film is technically strong and the production values are good too.

What's There?

  • Performance of the stars is a big plus
  • The script is different
  • Cinematography and BGM are good

What's Not There?

  • The climax should've been crisper
  • The length of the film should have been trimmed
  • Some scenes seem to be forcibly inserted


The movie is definitely a one-time watch for the performance of the stars and different script!