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Loukyam Review

Loukyam
Ravi Kandala / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
4.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
5.0
2.0
5.0
5.0
Suggestions
Can watch again
No
Good for kids
No
Good for dates
No
Wait to rent it
No
Picture this - our heroine is the leader of a gang of girls who rag guys in the college. Our hero pretends to be a police officer, rounds up the heroine and her gang, and takes them to the college library. Here, he asks one of the heroine's friends for her hobbies - pat comes the reply, listening music and dancing. He then asks her to dance. The girl says she's shy, and the hero tells her to dance like she would if no one were watching.

The girl immediately proceeds to strip off her salwar kameez to reveal a vest and hot shorts, dances to Poovai Poovai from Dookudu in an extremely suggestive manner, and ends by straddling one of the other college students. The scene ends there and the friend never makes an appearance on the scene again. For what joy was this scene inserted into the movie? We will never find out.

Now picture this - the heroine figures out that the hero is not a police officer and was only teasing her. She then starts pushing him and tells him to apologise to her. Our hero slaps her and tells her that a girl is beautiful when subdued. The heroine quietly walks away. Why was this scene in the movie? We will never find out, again.

And now picture this - the hero tells the heroine (after the slapping incident) that she should spend a day with him and he will convince her that she's already fallen for him. The heroine agrees and calls the hero to a temple which is at the top of a hillock with around 100 steps. The hero reaches - all this is early morning. She then pretends to slip and says she cannot climb the steps by herself.

The hero picks her up and carries her up the stairs. He reaches the top in a few minutes, but by the time he crosses the threshold of the temple it is suddenly evening. He then drops her home and tells her that since she's not developed any feelings for him, he'll never see her again. The heroine goes home, gets into a towel, lies on her bed, and sends out a text message to the hero saying "Hi". He immediately returns to her house and voila - the two are in love and there's a song.

All the scenes above happen in the first half hour of Loukyam. If you wish to see more such illogical sequences threaded together in a movie with the same story as Gopichand's first and several subsequent movies, you can go see this film.

Loukyam has Gopichand as a happy-go-lucky and fearless guy who falls in love with a girl who's the sister of a don. The rest of the movie is about how Gopichand cons everyone until the end and then beats up some and convinces some others and ends up with a happily ever after.

The movie and all its characters are so routine and monotonous that the biggest applause is reserved for 30-Years Prithvi and his spoof of Legend. The entire film is filled with clichés so archaic that you would require carbon dating to find out their exact age.

The songs by Anup Rubens are a welcome change from the Thaman variety of music that we've been subjected to in the last couple of years. They are, however, shot in the most routine manner possible - three in Switzerland and two on sets - and take the induced boredom to higher levels.

Loukyam is a repackaged version of several of Gopichand's films - to use a cliché, it is old wine in a new bottle, the problem being that the bottle is broken at several places. The closest meaning of Loukyam in English is common-sense, and the movie lacks just that.
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  • Cast
    Gopichand, Rakul Preet Singh, Brahmanandam, Chandra Mohan, Sampath Raj, Posani Krishna Murali, Raghu Babu, Hamsa Nandini (cameo Appearance)
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    Anoop Rubens
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    Sriwass
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funky on 17th Oct 2014, 11:32am | Permalink
This reviewer is completely biased towards big heroes. Otherwise how can he explain giving this movie 4 and GAV 7 ratings? This movie atleast had some entertainment elements in it which made it one time watch where as GAV had none working in it. Here are some of my observations which I thought reviewer conveniently overlook.

1. He gives music 5 rating for both this movie and GAV. Anyone who listen's to Anup's music in this will agree that its lot more pleasant to ears than GAV.

2. He talks about temple scene in this and questions about its logic. Well, first of all he assumed there are only 100 steps which I think no one mentions in the movie. Secondly, he assumed that they went to home straightaway from temple. What made him think so? In GAV, after 25 years when he didn't get promotion at work, hero's father feels like telling his past deeds to his son. Well, why didn't hero's father think, someone else deserved that promotion more and hence got it? Is it genuine reason to tell something which is kept secret for 25 years? Is there sense in this? In GAV hero gets riddled with bullets and yet he wakes up in no time to speak to everyone around him. Makes any sense? What I meant is, some scenes are to be seen in isolation as they are just meant to provide some fun and not necessarily linked to story. No need to have deeper look and criticize them so much.

3. He calls this movie repackaged version. Don't deny that but GAV is shameless packaging og Seetharamaiah gari manavaralu, Brindavanam, Ninne Pelladatha, etc. And our reviewer conveniently avoided mentioning it. Is it because he is die hard fan of Ram charan?

4. Even the story brief is not given correctly here. Just mentioned that hero falls for don's sister and plays all tricks too get her. While this is true, there is lot more to the story with some critical links not being mentioned here like don'n elder sister, etc

5. At least all characters are brought to logical conclusion in climax of this movie. Can anyone tell me what happens to important characters like Kota srinivas rao or Rao Ramesh or Akash, etc who are part of the so called family in GAV, at the end of the story?

6. In GAV reviews, ppl who played miniscule roles also got a mention and with their performances analyzed whereas ppl like Brahmanandam, don's elder sister, etc who played such lengthy and significant roles didn't even get mention in this review.

Hence the proof that these reviews are biased towards star heroes and big budget flicks. There are many more gaps and inconsistencies in reviews that can be projected here if we go scene by scene analysis. Totally puzzled by reviewer's thought process while dissecting scenes from super star movies and from small hero movies. To add to this GAV fiasco, conclusion is When completely nonsense movies like Masala, Power, Ramayya Vasthavayya, legend deserves 5 stars as per our reviewer, this movie definitely deserves lot better ratings.
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Can watch again - NA
Good for kids - NA
Good for dates - NA
Wait to rent it - NA
Raju SK on 31st Oct 2014, 4:32pm | Permalink
I really enjoyed, the comedy is nice.
RATING
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Raghu Addanki on 20th Oct 2014, 9:16pm | Permalink
Ban all BIG Stars movies. Even Dasari Narayana Rao today agreed that to ensure GAV is screened this movie is ejected from many theatres
funky on 17th Oct 2014, 11:32am | Permalink
This reviewer is completely biased towards big heroes. Otherwise how can he explain giving this movie 4 and GAV 7 ratings? This movie atleast had some entertainment elements in it which made it one time watch where as GAV had none working in it. Here are some of my observations which I thought reviewer conveniently overlook.

1. He gives music 5 rating for both this movie and GAV. Anyone who listen's to Anup's music in this will agree that its lot more pleasant to ears than GAV.

2. He talks about temple scene in this and questions about its logic. Well, first of all he assumed there are only 100 steps which I think no one mentions in the movie. Secondly, he assumed that they went to home straightaway from temple. What made him think so? In GAV, after 25 years when he didn't get promotion at work, hero's father feels like telling his past deeds to his son. Well, why didn't hero's father think, someone else deserved that promotion more and hence got it? Is it genuine reason to tell something which is kept secret for 25 years? Is there sense in this? In GAV hero gets riddled with bullets and yet he wakes up in no time to speak to everyone around him. Makes any sense? What I meant is, some scenes are to be seen in isolation as they are just meant to provide some fun and not necessarily linked to story. No need to have deeper look and criticize them so much.

3. He calls this movie repackaged version. Don't deny that but GAV is shameless packaging og Seetharamaiah gari manavaralu, Brindavanam, Ninne Pelladatha, etc. And our reviewer conveniently avoided mentioning it. Is it because he is die hard fan of Ram charan?

4. Even the story brief is not given correctly here. Just mentioned that hero falls for don's sister and plays all tricks too get her. While this is true, there is lot more to the story with some critical links not being mentioned here like don'n elder sister, etc

5. At least all characters are brought to logical conclusion in climax of this movie. Can anyone tell me what happens to important characters like Kota srinivas rao or Rao Ramesh or Akash, etc who are part of the so called family in GAV, at the end of the story?

6. In GAV reviews, ppl who played miniscule roles also got a mention and with their performances analyzed whereas ppl like Brahmanandam, don's elder sister, etc who played such lengthy and significant roles didn't even get mention in this review.

Hence the proof that these reviews are biased towards star heroes and big budget flicks. There are many more gaps and inconsistencies in reviews that can be projected here if we go scene by scene analysis. Totally puzzled by reviewer's thought process while dissecting scenes from super star movies and from small hero movies. To add to this GAV fiasco, conclusion is When completely nonsense movies like Masala, Power, Ramayya Vasthavayya, legend deserves 5 stars as per our reviewer, this movie definitely deserves lot better ratings.
GTH on 29th Sep 2014, 7:51am | Permalink
I think we should ban all the "so called" big hero movies. Do not watch them in theaters, ban them, that is it.
usualsuspekt on 28th Sep 2014, 7:41pm | Permalink
I didn't see this movie yet.
But just out of curiosity what logic did you find in Dhoom 3 to give it a rating of 7?!!
LOL
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