Gamyam

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Gamyam
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Promotional poster for the film
Directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi
Produced by Saibabu Jagarlamudi
Written by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi
Nagaraju Gandham (dialogue)
Starring Allari Naresh
Sharwanand
Kamalinee Mukherjee
Rao Ramesh
Vijayachander
Music by E. S. Murthy
R. Anil
Cinematography Hari Anubolu
Edited by Shravan K.
Release dates
  • February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29)
Running time
128 minutes
Country India
Language Telugu

Gamyam (English: Destination) is a 2008 Telugu film directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi.[1] The film stars Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, and Kamalinee Mukherjee in prominent roles. The critically acclaimed blockbuster film was remade in Tamil as Kadhalna Summa Illai and was released on January 14, 2009; in Bengali as Dui Prithibi and released in 2010; and in Kannada as Savaari.

Plot[edit]

Abhiram Abhi (Sharwanand) is the son of a multi-millionaire GK. He is born and brought up in comfort and luxury; for him life is just a game and he is accustomed to a lavish lifestyle. He is portrayed to be a happy-go-lucky character and quite popular with the women. He comes across Janaki (Kamalinee Mukherjee), a young, charming doctor. Abhi tells his friends that he will make her fall in love in few days. Abhi invites Janaki for coffee after a dance programme and proposes to her.

Janaki, being an orphan, is very kind toward poor people and is a good Samaritan. She mingles with poor people and provides succour to them. Abhi hates those people. However, Janaki's free-spirited nature takes him very near to her, and he develops an intimate friendship. At the same time, Janaki keeps maintaining some distance and does not express her love. Though she likes him, she can't love him for he's not sensitive to the people and things around him. A privileged upbringing makes him myopic to the hard realities of life. By the time, she wants to express her love, she learns that Abhi has challenged his friends about his love and decides to keep herself off.

While driving her to her hostel in his car after a party, Abhi tries to convince her that he is really in love, but she does not listen to him. In the process, Abhi has an accident, where a woman dies and her son is orphaned. Janaki survives the accident, while Abhi wakes up from injuries in hospital. After gaining consciousness, Abhi cannot find Janaki and he decides to go in search of her on his bike.

In the process, he meets a motorbike thief called Gaali Seenu (Allari Naresh). Though Seenu is a thief, he is good at heart. The journey Abhi takes changes his life drastically: He is exposed to the hard realities of rural life and its simple joys. The landscapes and the people he meets takes him through an emotional journey that alters his perceptions forever. Be it a teacher who supports orphan kids, a disillusioned ex-militant, a prostitute who craves for love, or his companion Gaali Seenu, they all aid in his journey to self-discovery.

Production[edit]

Background[edit]

Director Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi completed his graduate studies in the United States and returned to India with the sole intention of becoming a filmmaker. Because his parents were not supportive, he started an education consulting firm. Meanwhile, he worked as an assistant to Rasool, who directed Okariki Okaru. After a year and a half of success, Jagarlamudi returned to his dream of making films. When travelling across the state of Maharashtra during a research on a film topic, he connected with his vehicle driver. From here, he obtained the initial inspiration and wrote a story about two people with different outlook towards life travelling together.[1]

Initially, Jagarlamudi wanted to make this story in Hindi. With Aaj Jeeyenge as the title, one of his ideas was to picturise the story starting in Delhi, travelling through Bihar and ending the film's climax in Chhattisgarh. On occasion, he met Nagaraju Gandham, a Nandi Award-winning theatre writer. With Gandham, Jagarlamudi prepared the script. When the daughter of a popular producer of Telugu films approached him if he had any scripts for a small-budget film, he narrated the story which was now based in the state of Andhra Pradesh. To further tighten the loose ends in his script, Jagarlamudi consulted with his family, friends and well-wishers in the film industry such as K. Raghavendra Rao, Gunnam Gangaraju and Sirivennela Sitaramasastri. After undergoing several modifications and changes, the eighth version of the script was decided to be the final one. Without commitment from any producer, he decided to produce the film.[1] Eventually, his father Saibaba Jagarlamudi produced the film.[2]

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South
Nandi Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jagarlamudi, Radhakrishna. "Postmortem - Gamyam". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  2. ^ "'Gamyam' to release on Feb 8". Indiaglitz.com. 2008-01-29. Retrieved 2010-01-16.