Pitta Goda is a film made with fresh faces. Directed by Anudeep, this film is set in rural Telangana with lively and likeable characters. Let's get into the details to know if this wall is worth it or not?
What is it about?
Tippu (Vishwa Dev) and his friends are labeled as useless youth by everybody in their village. Tippu falls in love with a studious girl called Divya (Punarnavi). She turns down Tippu's proposal but sympathizes with him as he is being used by her father and others. Tippu and his gang decide to something worth making them popular. They decide to conduct a cricket tourney, but Tippu calls it off at the last minute. Unable to refund the match fees to the enrolled teams, they end up in jail. Tippu cancels the match for the sake of Divya, who starts to have feelings for him. But things take a wild turn and the couple gets into trouble.
Vishwa Dev suits the character to the T. He can emote too. Punarnavi lacks the features of a leading lady. She is a fine performer though. Hero's friends and fathers did their bit to entertain the audience. The boy who played Vishwa's admirer is good.
Anudeep is in his elements at the beginning of the film. He did well to keep us entertained with funny situations, but failed to establish an emotional connect with the characters. Music by Kamalakar is just average. The background score is impressive though. Cinematography is good and the editor made sure to keep the runtime short, which is one of the movie's plus points.
Entertaining first half
Jaded second half
Pitta Goda would have been a wholesome youthful entertainer if the writers have put some thought into the writing. The movie has its moments and consistently offers genuine laughs, but never rises above the average mark. Rural Telangana backdrop is refreshing and the characters look natural, but the director fails to establish an emotional connect with them.
It is hard to empathize with the characters for the same reason, which is why the emotions filled second half fails to impress. We don't feel a pinch when the close friends separate or when the protagonist is being looked down by his own father. Punarnavi's past story should have been a shocking one, but it turns out to be a lame excuse to establish a villain in the story. Bad writing has to be blamed for it.
Climax is contrived and outright silly that leaves bigger cracks in the wall. There is scope for the film to be a Seetakoka Chiluka of modern days, but poor writing has let it down big time. On a whole Pitta Goda is just a below average fare that will leave you wanting for more. You may watch it if you are looking for a few laughs and nothing else.
Verdict: Cracks in the Wall.