Movie Review

GARGI – 2 Hours 20 minutes
Theatre release 
The credits roll and what catches your attention are the lines inspired by movies …The thought that flashes is “ahem, here we have someone who thinks differently”.
The film  showcases the life of a school teacher who fights for justice for her father who gets arrested in a minor sexual abuse case.

Sai Pallavi, Kaali Venkat, Aishwarya Leksmni, R.S.Shivaji, Saravanan, Jeyaprakash, Sudha, Livingston, Kavithalaiya Krishnan, Kalesh Ramanad

Gowtham Ramachandran surpasses your expectations with Gargi. Classy treatment of such a sensitive subject. Invasive journalism and its impact has been dealt with commendable precision. Kaali Venkat and Sai Pallavi excel in their performance.


Goutham Ramachandran – Director/ Producer

Ravichandran Ramachandran – Producer

Thomas George – Producer

Aishwarya Lekshmi – Producer

Govind Vasantha – Music Director

Hariharan Raju – Story

Sraiyanti – Cinematography

Prem Krishna Akkattu – Cinematogarphy

Shafique Mohammad Ali-Editor

Jacki – Art Director 

Subhashree Kaarthik Vijay- Costume Designer

The strength of this movie is that there is no drama or melodrama – just a simple and sensible performance and presentation. A welcome change is that instead of showcasing the gore associated with the incident, the focus is on the aftermath. An unexpected climax and the concluding scene with comments on womanhood makes it poetic. A sound movie from a sound team, be it scripting, music or camera – neat work. The second half  could do without scenes like Saravanan showing up at Sai Pallavi’s residence with a knife, but these fade in comparison to beautiful moments such as the transgender judge’s comments.   

Wow moments

…when the transgender judge comments, “Mr. PP, I understand both the arrogance of a male and the pain of a woman. I am the right person to judge this case”.


Sai Pallavi and Kaali Venkat

Gargi takes a moment outside, quietly, comes to terms with the horror and helps to unmask her dad. As the credits roll, we discover that she and her family have moved on, having reconciled with the victim and her dad.

Take home

Strong Message

“Everytime someone steps up and does the right thing, the world becomes a better place to live in.” 


A & B  centres 



Gargi – A celebration of womanhood

Film Score

4.5 out of 5


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