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Times of India
There's righteous Rashi, a journalist and great granddaughter of a freedom fighter, on one side, and street smart Jai on the other. And there is Gandhi's spirit that has revisited India. What happens when the paths of the three collide?
Guruvendra Shetty's directorial venture 5G tries to deal witha whole lot of ideals and messages in today's world. The film, which is just under two hours in screen time, tries to pack in a lot of Gandhian virtues, a love story and some drama, which ends up being a semi-palatable fare.
The film begins with idealistic Rashi setting forth to be like her freedom fighter and Gandhian great grandfather. She has a dream about Gandhi's soul entering a note. She sets forth finding this. Alongside, she has her beau Jai trying to woo her while helping her all the while. Does their search end on a satisfactory note? This is what makes the tale.
The film has some good intentions, trying to reinstate the Gandhian virtues that are oft forgotten by this genre. Though, there is some stereotyping too, which could have been avoided. The film has its funny moments, like a confused Gandhi on Mahatma Gandhi Road taking a rickshaw to Kasturba Road for instance. But the climax ends up being too sudden and the necessary impact is hence softened.
Nidhi Subbaiah and Praveen Tej lead the film with good performances. Both of them are spontaneous and help elevate some of the mundane scenes. The film has a good supporting cast. The story, though, could have been a tad sharper, especially towards the climax. But, the film does make a decent watch if you want something different to watch this weekend.