An innocent and mischievous Gangaram (Govinda) is your run-of-the-mill village
youngster with the usual pack of comical friends and a childhood sweetheart
Sawnli (Sonali Bendre). He's shown to be a villager, but is actually the son
of industrialist Shakti Kapoor. And the reason that he is brought up in the
village is that, as a child, he suffered from this rare disease that could be
cured only if he was reared in the midst of goats and cows till the age of 25.
Somebody please let me out.
Chi-Chi better hear the warning bells that predict impending doom. This makes
two flicks that have bombed at the box office in two weeks. And the weird part
is that it is not his fault at all. In Shikari, N Chandra let him down, and
now Mahesh has done it. A clear pattern is slowly emerging - the directors are
banking on Govinda to carry the movie, and are ignoring the vital storyline
and script. Even ones like Mahesh Manjrekar.
If it weren't for Govinda's star appeal, the entire crowd would have walked
out. Ganga's introduction to city life, the too often repeated situational comedy,
banal sentimentality and finally his return to the village and his sweetheart,
it's all déja vu. There is absolutely nothing to write home about as
far this movie is concerned. Everyone is wasted, and Sonali Bendre and Rinki
are just there for the song and dance routine, and even in that, they can't
keep up with Govinda. The music is mediocre. The only aspect that is noteworthy
is the cinematography, which is excellent. We sincerely apologize for having
asked you wait for the release of this movie in the review of Shikari.
This Ganga will just flow into oblivion.