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Godha (film)

Godha is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language sports-comedy movie directed by Basil Joseph, starring Tovino Thomas, Wamiqa Gabbi, Aju Varghese and Renji Panicker in the lead roles. It was released on 19 May 2017[2][3] It became one of the biggest commercial successes of 2017 and completed 90 days of theatrical run.

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Directed by Basil Joseph
Produced by Dr. AV Anoop
Mukesh R. Mehta
Written by Rakesh Mantodi
Starring Tovino Thomas
Wamiqa Gabbi
Music by Shaan Rahman
Cinematography Vishnu Sarma
Edited by Abhinav Sunder Nayak
AVA Productions
E 4 Entertainment
Release date
  • 19 May 2017 (2017-05-19)
Running time
120 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Box office 20 crore [1]




Basil Joseph announced 'Godha' next movie with Tovino Thomas and Punjabi actress Wamiqa Gabbi through his Facebook page on March 5, 2016 .[5]


Principal photography of the film began in October 2016.[citation needed] Wamiqa Gabbi sustained a lot of injuries in the making of the film.[6] For the film, the actors underwent rigorous training in wrestling. The movie was shot in Chandigarh, Patiala, Ludhiana, Ottapalam and Pazhani.The shooting was completed by December 2016.[7]


Film critic Veeyen lauded the movie and stated that "Basil Joseph’s tweaking of the sport movie recipe in ‘Godha’ works wonders and lifts it up straight on to a prized zone occupied by some of its triumphant predecessors. Strikingly directed and deftly written, ‘Godha’ steps up the rules of the game and wins the combat in a superb take-down."[8]

Amrutha Menon P of Manorama Online praised Adithi's charisma, and described the film as "a simple sports story that will not disappoint you".[9]