Badhri (Prabhu Deva) is the right-handed man of Nambi (Mansoor Ali Khan) who smuggles idols. Viji (Hansika) commits petty crimes to meet her family needs. She does it by trapping rich men.
Masha (Revathy) is a smart and suave car thief who can steal any car she wants to. Munish (Ramadas) works for the Don (Anandaraj), whose relative is a Mexican realtor Sampath (Madhusudhan).
One day, Don comes to know about hidden treasure left by the British in a village called Gulebaghavali. He kidnaps Viji’s sister and holds her captive, asking Viji to get that treasure.
Now starts the journey of Viji, Badhri and Munish in search of the treasure. They are joined by Masha, who somehow manages to know the information.
Each one has their individual motive, but their collective mission keeps them move together. Are they able to achieve their mission or not is what Gulebaghavali is all about.
Director Kalyan, in his first film itself, has successfully managed a huge star cast. Sampe this: Prabhu Deva, Hansika, Revathy, Yogi Babu, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Ramadas, Mansoor Alikhan, Anandaraj, Madhusudhan and more.
He has come up with a treasure hunt story that is loaded with fun and fantasy elements. And things work to a decent extent. While majority of jokes manage to make us smile, some of them are reduntant.
Prabhu Deva sizzles in dance and comedy. Both come naturally to him. Hansika has played a different role and the rest of the cast are okay. But the scene stealer is Revathy who walks away with honours with her terrific performance.
Vivek-Mervin duo’s songs work big time, while R S Anandakumar has captured the movie in impressive colours and angles. Computer graphics also have worked well.
Whenever things get deviated, Revathy comes to strike a fine balance. On the whole, Gulebaghavali is a fun-filled entertainer with some flaws. While the film can be enjoyed, the flaws can be ignored.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Pro: Nikil Murugan