Guna 369

Guna 369 is a 2019 Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Arjun Jandyala and stars Kartikeya Gummakonda and Anagha.[1][2][3] Anil Kadiyala and Tirumal Reddy produced the film under the banner "SG Movie Makers".[4] The soundtrack was composed by Chaitan Bharadwaj, who also composed Kartikeya's RX 100. The film is based on a true story and was released on 2 August 2019 to mixed reviews from critics.[5][6]

Guna 369
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byArjun Jandyala
Produced byAnil Kadiyala, Tirumal Reddy
Written byArjun Jandyala
StarringKartikeya Gummakonda
Anagha
Music byChaitan Bharadwaj
CinematographyRaam
Production
companies
  • Gnapika Entertainments
  • SG Movie Makers
  • Sprint Films
Release date
  • 2 August 2019 (2019-08-02)
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

PlotEdit

Gaddala Gunta Radha gets revenge on a villager who killed a member of Radha's gang by assaulting the man's parents. He then warns nearby villagers that anyone who disrespects him will suffer the same consequences.

Then, a man walks into a medical shop to purchase condoms. The shop owner takes a photo of the man and his girlfriend leaving on a scooter and sends it to Sashi's gang, who later tracks the couple down and rapes the girl.

Guna is a non-violent man who works with his closest friend Butta at a granite factory. While riding a scooter to attend to his B. Tech exams, Guna meets Geetha and falls in love with her at first sight.

Guna repeatedly causes his phone to malfunction to see Geetha, who works at a phone store. Guna gives Geetha compliments, who eventually reciprocates his love.

Guna finds an online photo of Sashi, who attended school with Butta. Guna believes that Sashi may be a good romantic match for his sister. Guna and his sister visit Sashi at the medical shop Sashi owns. After the visit, Guna is convinced that Sashi is a good man and a perfect match for his sister.

At a dhaba, Sashi and his gang get into a brawl with Radha; they flee when they realise it is Radha. When Sashi learns that Guna has known Radha since childhood, he pleads for Guna’s help. Guna agrees and arranges a meeting with Radha at the granite quarry so that Sashi can apologize to Radha.

Radha arrives alone and viciously slaps Sashi across the face several times as Guna asks Radha to stop. Unbeknownst to Guna or Radha, Sashi’s gang had planned to kill Radha in an ambush. As Sachi's gang holds Guna down, Sashi beheads Radha, and Guna is later jailed for being an accessory to the murder, while Sashi avoids charges.

Guna is shunned by his neighbours when he is released. Guna goes to Geetha’s house and learns she died while he was imprisoned. Her father falsely tells Guna that Geetha renounced their engagement before she died, and stating she did not want to marry a felon. At home, an enraged Guna tells his father that he will take revenge on Radha's real killers. He visits Geetha's house, where he and his family are attacked by Radha’s henchmen. Although Guna prevails, his father is injured and ends up in the hospital. Guna brings Radha's men to Radha’s mother, where he explains to her that he did not kill her son. Radha's mother gives Guna one week to bring Sashi's gang to her.

Guna finds Sashi’s men hiding in a police house and attacks them. Guna calls his father to tell him that he will go back to jail for what he is about to do to the Sashi gang. Butta berates Guna, advising him to hand the killers over to Radha's mother instead.

Guna reveals that the SI said Butta had encouraged Sashi to kill Radha, as Radha humiliated his family; he was the villager whose parents were beaten. Guna says he also learned that Geetha had come to Butta for advice about her father’s insistence to marry someone else. Instead of advising her, Butta and Sashi recorded all of them raping her. Fearing the consequences of the video’s release and the potential for blackmail, Geetha committed suicide.

Forced by Guna, SI films Guna beheading Sashi’s six gang members and dismembering Sashi and Butta. Guna surrenders to the police but is praised for killing the rapists. Guna is eventually released from jail.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Music is composed by Chaitan Bharadwaj.

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Bujji Bangaram"Nakash Aziz, Deepthi Parthasarathy3:28
2."Tholi Parichayama Idhi"Haricharan 
3."Manasukidi Garalam"Vijay Yesudas, Shweta Mohan 
4."Dheveri"Gowtham Bharadwaj, Ramya Behara 
5."Dhamaruka"Kaala Bhairava 
6."Usuremo"Mohana Bhogaraju 

ReceptionEdit

The Hans India described the film as average. The newspaper noted problems with the storyline and described it as a "routine commercial formula".[7]

Neeshita Nyayapati of Times of India gave the movie a score of 2 out of 5 and wrote, ″With every story of Karthikeya different from his last, Guna 369 is one such attempt where he tries to pick a script and character that he hasn’t done before. But unfortunately for him, these films also depend on the director’s narrative, which is where his latest offering falters.″[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karthikeya Gummakonda will be next seen in 'Guna 369'". Zee News. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Kartikeya's next Guna 369 is with debut director Arjun Jandyala".
  3. ^ Nyayapati, Neeshita (28 June 2019). "Actress Anagha to make her debut with Kartikeya in Guna 369". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Guna 369: Kartikeya Gummakonda's film to hit the screens on August 2nd". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Kartikeya's Guna 369 to release on August 2nd".
  6. ^ "Guna 369 to release on August 2nd".
  7. ^ "Guna 369 Movie Review & Rating {3.5/5 }". The Hans India.
  8. ^ Nyayapati, Neeshita (2 August 2019). "Guna 369 Movie Review". Times of India.

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