Movie : Devudu Chesina Manushulu
Cast : Raviteja, Ileana, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam, Ali and others
Directed by : Puri Jagannadh
Produced by : BVSN Prasad
Banner : Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra India
Music : Raghu Kunch
Release Date : 2012-08-15
Story Line :
Lord Vishnu (Brahmanandam) and Goddess Lakshmi discuss about a story where Vishnu Murthy decides to show a live story of two orphans. Raviteja (Raviteja) is born in Hyderabad who becomes a land settler while Ileana (Ileana) in Bangkok who turns a taxi driver. The screenplay turns a direction with Papayya (M.S.Narayana) throws an arati thokka (Banana peel) on the road which leads Ravi Teja head to Bangkok on a settlement between the between Circle Inspector Subba Raju (Subba Raju) and Bangkok Don Prakash Raj (Prakash Raj). He sees Ileana in Bangkok and falls in love but very soon, they quarrel and get separated due to misunderstanding. Now, Goddess Lakshmi is unhappy with the events and Vishnu murthy wants to complete the story by rewinding it preventing Papayya from throwing the arati thokka on the road. How Ravi Teja and Ileana get united forms the crux.
Ravi Teja delivered a decent performance and his mannerisms and energy levels are as usual noticeable. But such talented actors need to look up for interesting and varied roles. It is high times he needs to focus on the selection of scripts.
Ileana looked sizzling in the film and provided ample glamour quotient in the songs. Performance wise, she is regular.
Prakash Raj, Subbaraju showed ease in their performance. Ali is hilarious in few scenes, MS Narayana is brief and Fish Venkat is good. Jyothi Rana is hot and Gabriela sizzled in an item song.
Shyam K Naidu’s cinematography is decent and standard, editing is crisp and the run length is good. Raghu Kunche’s music was good and a couple of songs were well-shot while the background score is good. Direction is unconvincing while the screenplay goes flipside after the interval. It is inspired from a Tamil film 12 B but this wasn’t entertaining. Dialogues are pretty average. Production values are standard.
As Puri Jagannadh informed in the audio, DCM does not have a story or perfect script. The characterizations were cliché, the screenplay isn’t gripping. Logic has gone for a toss big time and the narrative doesn’t have any flow. Songs are misplaced ad effects the flow. Brahmanandam and Kovai Sarala roles are not convincing. Screenplay is bad and and Puri Jagannadh has even disappointed with the dialogue.The climax is poorly made. It is only the first half, you were provided some entertainment while it’s hard to sit in the second half of the film.
Final Verdict :
Poor script, First half watchable & Second half Depends Following Movies