Geethanjali Malli Vachindi Review

Geethanjali movie review


2 Hr 24 Mins   |   Comedy - Horror   |   11-04-2024

Cast - Anjali, Sunil, Srinivas Reddy, Satyam Rajesh, Shakalaka Shankar, Ali, Brahmaji and others

Director - Shiva Turlapati

Producer - Kona Venkat, M. V. Satyanarayana

Banner - MVV Cinema, Kona Film Corporation

Music - Pravin Lakkaraju

Anjali’s Geethanjali was a surprise hit back in 2014 and the makers of it are bringing the sequel to it titled Geethanjali Malli Vachindi, with the same cast. The trailer garnered mixed talk. The movie was released in theaters and let us see how scary or funny it is. Here is the review from one of the US premieres.

What Is It About?

Seenu (Srinivas Reddy) and his friends Ayaan (Sathya), Arudra (Shakalaka Shankar), and Athreya (Sathyam Rajesh) become jobless after they deliver flops in a row after the successful movie Geethajali. They suddenly get a call from Ooty businessman Vishnu (Rahul Madhav) offering to direct a horror movie but with Anjali (Anjali) as the heroine. The team gets to start the shoot in Sangeet Mahal and what happened to all of them is all about Geethanjali Malli Vachindi.


Geethanjali Malli Vachindi just had the vintage revenge theme and nothing else interesting. Anjali is not impressive and she is helpless without a well-written role. Srinivasa Reddy and other comedians could not invoke any laughs with the cringe comedy. Sathya and Sunil are a bit better than others in the latter half. Rahul Madhav is just alright. Ravishankar as Sastry is boring his most recent appearance is very much similar to his role. Ali is wasted.


Geethanjali Malli Vachindi has got nothing to boast about. The story is weak and so is the narration. Watching the boring comedy and the same jump-scare horror is like walking on a treadmill to go nowhere. The background score is not impressive. The screenplay and graphics are not good. The songs are not worth of mentioning.

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A few scenes of Sathya and Sunil

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Delivering a horror comedy is not everyone’s expertise and we have seen how the recent films from the genre failed to entertain the audience. Geethanjali Malli Vachindi belongs to the same genre and is coming as a sequel to Geethanjali which was a success ten years back. Unfortunately, the sequel was stuck a decade back when it comes to the story, narrative, and comedy.

Geethanjali Malli Vachindi tried to cash in the name of a sequel but faltered in every bit. The movie claims to be a horror comedy, but the comedy is cringe and the horror is horrible. Geethanjli Malli Vachindi has the revenge theme as a continuation of the first part, but there is hardly any story in it.

Though there are four comedians as the leads and Sunil joins in the second half, none of them could generate fun. From the free-hair ghosts with blue faces to the same routine horror sounds, from the cliched haunted ‘mahal’ to the repeated background score, Geethanjali Malli Vachindi is cringeworthy written all over it.

Adding to the stale narrative, Geethanjali also has the hangover of yesteryear horror dramas like Chandramukhi. The possessed heroine in dancing attire was a horror trend gone into the past long back, but the director of this film still believes in it. The possessed doll and parallel drama with Ali is the ultimate bore.

Very few dialogues and expressions of Sunil and Sathya worked here and there, but they are not the best from any one of them. The attempt to entertain with parody comedy of a cine journalist is totally distasteful.

The obvious climax appears like it was rushed and wrapped. The visual effects work is below par. With a wafer-thin story like this, the director should at least have some good comedy written. Unfortunately, Geethanjali Malli Vachindi is a bore-fest from start to end. It has no horror and no humor in it.

Bottomline: Vachindi – Vellindi

Rating: 2/5