Janatha Garage (2016)

Telugu 2 hrs 42 mins Action, Drama
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Review Summary: Barring Mohanlal, Janatha Garage doesn't have much to offer

Average Critic Rating: (2.71)
Cast: Mohanlal Nair , NT Rama Rao Jr , Nithya Menen , Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Director: Koratala Siva
Release Date: 01 Sep 2016

Plot: Sathyam (Mohanlal) is a small workshop owner in a village. His brother, Shiva (Rahman) works in Hyderabad and opens a workshop for Sathyam there. The brothers and their faithful allies run the garage happily as Janatha Garage. One day, a poor man, who is a friend of Sathyam, loses his college-going Read more

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Janatha Garage may not be one of director Koratala Siva's best films but it is a film that has its moments where Mohanlal and NTR Jr shine
Latha Srinivasan, First Post
Riding on a predictable story, Janatha Garage gets tiresome
Janatha Garage is a complete Family Entertainer with an energetic performance by NTR & Mohan Lal. Watch It!
No Repairs, Only Spare Parts Needed…Koratala Siva touched an old story with wafer thin script and clichéd scenes. The central conflict between protagonists and antagonists (sometimes a local Mumbai MLA and Sachin Khedkar in Hyderabad) haven’t got any strong register value.
Janatha Garage is a movie rich in emotions, drama and action with some soothing music and terrific performances
Ajay Mudunuri, BookMyShow
Janatha Garage is thus another film made at a huge cost which wastes a monumental actor like Mohanlal and shamelessly exhibits a director'€™s idea drought
Goutham VS, Indian Express
Janatha Garage turns out to be emotional mirage.Koratala might have been in dilemma as a director but as a writer he scored good marks. He lost plot as the film which started on a high note with saving the environment becomes settling family scores with routine climax. Villain role too did not highlight the film. Lack of commercial, entertaining elements robbed the viewers of enjoyment.
It is a character-driven film where the onus is on serious emotions
Source, 123 Telugu
First half of the film runs in a passive mode till the leads meet at interval. Second half has a few engaging scenes, but becomes flat as climax approaches. Plus points of the film are NTR, Mohanlal and characterizations. On the flipside, an engaging conflict point and emotionally charged climax/pre-climax is missing.
Okay Dokie.All in all, the movie can be watched for some moments in the second half and NTR’s terrific performance. Not a good movie but not totally bad either.
Janatha Garage is not your regular popcorn entertainer which Tollywood churns out every week. It is a character-driven film where the onus is on serious emotions. Though NTR performs brilliantly, Mohan Lal gets a prominent role and this might not go well with NTR’s fans. The film will appeal to the general audience more than the fans. Finally, if you ignore the predictable story line, you may give this film a shot. But keep your expectations in check.
Barring a debonair Mohanlal and his appealing act, there is probably very little in it for the Malayali viewer that would have him enthralled
Veeyen, Now Running
The Koratala Siva-directed film is a one-time watch for the notable performance of the lead actors
Anu James, International Business Times
It may impress Jr. NTR fans and the audience that likes serious action dramas. Except for a couple of well conceived scenes and stellar performances from the male leads, Janatha Garage is strictly an average fare. Let's see how far can Tarak pull this off after the initial hype and buzz dies down.