Sometimes a leading man comes along that catches your eye just from the visuals alone. Which is why we decided to try Indian movie Geetha Gonvindam. So come find out if this Bollywood romantic comedy can keep our attention past the initial pretty.
An innocent young lecturer is misunderstood as a pervert and despised by a woman who coincidentally turns out to be the younger sister of his brother-in-law. Eventually differences subside and love blooms between them. (IDMB)
Kmuse: I have always really enjoyed the mistaken for a pervert trope. Especially when they are done with a super sweet character who you fall for because, well, he is just so darn nice.
Clkytta: This poor guy is the exact opposite of a pervert. It’s so ironic that the one guy who really is a good guy gets accused of being a pervert. This is a great start to the story and a fun misunderstanding to clear up.
Kmuse: This was a fun standard Rom-com experience. Nothing out of the ordinary cinematography wise but it got the job done.
Clkytta: One of my favorite things about Indian movies is their use of so much color! It’s such a visual feast for your eyes.
Kmuse: This OTP (One True Pairing) had so much chemistry. I could happily watch another hour of Vijay groveling and trying to win over Geetha’s heart. The rest of the characters were very forgettable (or in his perv friend’s case, unlikable.)
Clkytta: I laughed so hard I cried over this couple. I loved their chemistry together. I think my favorite part was that they just didn’t fit in the box that society tried to fit them in. He should have been a complete jerk, but he wasn’t. She should have been submissive and sweet, and she wasn’t. They were well-matched and treated each other as equals and I liked that.
Kmuse: This was such a fun movie. It is my first Indian film and I would love to watch more in the future (readers, if you have suggestions for movie’s you think we should watch and review, leave them in the comments!) One thing to note, the copy I watched had some rough subs at the very beginning. Thankfully, they did get better as the show progressed since this is a movie worth watching. I give it a solid 8/10.
Clkytta: Before I found Korean dramas, I loved Indian dramas. This movie was really enjoyable and I need more!
Til our next movie adventure,
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi
12 thoughts on “The Fangirl’s Indian Movie Review: Geetha Govindam”
Hello! I’m glam you like your first Bollywood movie. I’m a fan of Shah Rukh Khan and I raccomand ALL his movies 😸 but a good start, in my opinion, is Rab Ne Bana di Jodi.
Will check it out! Thanks
It’s been ages since I watched Indian movies (it’s also been ages since I watched most kinds of movies), but the two that stand out in my mind are:
Monsoon Wedding, which is just beautiful on pretty much any level you want to consider it,
and Bollywood/Hollywood which is a hilarious romantic comedy that, if I recall correctly, is set all or mostly in Ontario and largely in English.
Both deal with sort of generational/culture clashes between children and parents as well as romances.
Thanks for the recommendations. Where do you normally find these? Are they on Netflix?
Honestly, I used to live near a really amazing movie rental place that had an enormous collection of international movies. Neither is on Canadian Netflix; I don’t know if they are on US Netflix (US has more selection, so they might be). You might be able to find some copies on YouTube.
I’ll check YouTube. Thanks for the suggestions. I have pretty eclectic tastes and my personal DVD collection has movies from all over the world. I love a good story and I enjoy hearing different languages.
Do check out Jab we met (romcom) and Dil chahta hai (coming of age+romcom). If you like a romantic historical then watch Jodhaa Akbar.
Did you see my review of Jodhaa Akbar? I have watched that one multiple times and it’s one of my favorites.Thanks for the recommendations.
Ooh, I haven’t. Will search for it now
Oooh, I just saw the poster of Jab We Met on Netflix when I was checking for Monsoon Wedding. I was thinking of checking it out, now I will!
You should watch 3 idiots , Chichchorey, Barfi , dil toh pagaal hai
A bunch of those are on my list! I’ll add the others.