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Release date : 19 May 2017

Directed by : Basil Joseph

Produced by : Dr.AV Anoop, Mukesh R Mehta

Written by : Rakesh Mantodi

Music by : Shaan Rahman

Cinematography : Vishnu Sarma

Edited by : Abhinav Sunder Nayak

Production company : AVA Productions

Anjaneya Das is an unfocused young lad, son of a Veteran Wrestler who is fondly called as Captain in their village. The former lefts to Punjab for his studies and meets Adhithi who got some dreams and how Das's backdrop assists her achieving her goal is the core of Godha.

Script and Direction 
Basil Joseph, after a quite impressive debut with Kunjiramayanam is back with another folk story which many could relate as an extension of his first film for its character sketches and their background. While Kunjiramayanam was heavily relied on the Co-stars and the nostalgic factors, Godha seems to be a much more serious effort from this young film maker who pulls the strings perfectly this time to churn out a lovely entertainer, a much better film than his maiden venture. 

In an industry where Sports based films were always as  amateurish as they could, this one stands out for it's equivalent proportion of emotions, thrill, comic and feel good factors rightly blended, giving an output that would satisfy an ordinary movie goer to a great extend.


Cast and Performance 

Wamiqa Gabbi - How many times have you seen a debut as impressive as this in Mollywood. Not too many, we can assure you. Being the soul of this film, she pulled off an incredible performance as Adhithi who follows Das to Kannadikkal village to supplement her dreams. 

Equal weightage were given to Tovino and Renji Panikkar and both the characters they played seemed tailor made to these gifted actors. This should be a big relief for Tovino, who was in a dismal period offscreen to gain back the lost love of his followers. Handled the comic sequences with ease, Tovino proved that there is lot more to watch out from him and  that was enough for this movie to be a rollicking entertainer supplemented by the likes of Aju Varghese, Hareesh Peradi, Bijukuttan etc.

Music, BGM and Other Aspects
Music by Shan Rahman was a huge USP and helped the movie to gain it's maximum momentum with the soothing tones he made out. Vishnu Sharma's frames and colors reminded of Desham (kunjiramayanam)and Kannadikkal wasn't much different but beautiful to be at.

As Bahubali storm is slowly settling down, it's time for Godha to make it big at the Box Office for the remainder of the vacation. Wouldn't it bang hard? We bet!