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gurkha movie review Gurkha movie review: This Sam Anton directorial doesnt take itself too seriously.

Gurkha movie cast: Yogi Babu, Raj Bharath, Elyssa Erhardt, Charlee
Gurkha movie director: Sam Anton
Gurkha movie rating: 2.5 stars


Gurkha revolves around a series of goofy moments involving Yogi Babu (Bahadur Babu), a security guard and a dog, Undertaker. The film works as long as Undertaker is part of the proceedings. There is a certain cute factor associated with dogs, right? Every time Yogi Babu says “Undertaker” in his inimitable style, I cracked up. Something about that name is hilarious.

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The film neither takes itself seriously nor does it expect us to give it any thought as Sam Anton tries to pack in maximum puns per minute. Sample this: Yogi Babu says, “I am waiting” like a Kaththi Vijay and also utters the famous “Never give up” from Vivegam like Ajith when stuck in a difficult situation. But you have to give Sam Anton points for trying when half the writers recycle the stalest of jokes. This includes Babu calling a police officer (Ravi Mariya) Harris Jayaraj, and his girlfriend Margaret, Market, among the rest.

Meanwhile, a group of men hijack a famous mall in the city. On one side, we witness Yogi Babu doing hilarious stuff and on the other, theres a life-threatening situation. It is here that the film becomes interesting throwing serious characters into a funny plot. But such a premise is flattened by sloppy writing in an unrealistic manner. Imagine an American ambassador visiting the mall for watching Baahubali 3! The security guard of the mall belongs to the Gorkha community and saves people. In the first half, we get a flashback about Bahadur Babus lineage and how his Gorkha grandfather married his Tamil grandmother.


Gurkha is partly a satire that parodies events happened in Tamil Nadu and Sam Anton ties them up into the main plot. For instance, there are references to the infamous Godman Nithyananda, actor Vishal, politician H Raja, the anti-Indian statement, thermocol episode, Sivakumars selfie controversy, the Sterilite protest inciRead More – Source

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