Gatta Kusthi (2022), a sports comedy that was not stupid
Almost all comedy films made in Kollywood in recent times make you feel stupid and are devoid of common sense. Surprising to see the movie Gatta Kusthi (2022) which was based on an age-old plot of a marriage being finalised on lies, breaking the trend. Vishnu Vishal produced a film that was enjoyable for most parts and I am feeling generous to give a mangoidiots rating of Ripe.
Wrestling is not easy. Wresting on a mud floor is tougher. Aishwarya Lekshmi has done her role of a female wrestler remarkably well – she exhibits the tenacity and toughness that makes the matches played in the ring believable and she was docile and loving as a wife in the other scenes. Vishnu Vishal appears a bit aged for the role, but he has done well in the family drama portions. Even the supporting roles played by Karunas, Munishkanth, and Kaali Venkat have come out well. Kudos to the director Chella Ayyavu for an uncomplicated screenplay and fine dialogues. He has managed to walk a fine line between showing the hero as chauvinistic yet not as conservative and oppressive towards females.