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Dongala Mutha (2011) - Telugu Movie Review

Dongala Mutha (2011) - Telugu Movie Review

Cast and Crew :

Starring : Ravi Teja, Charmy Kaur, Sunil, Prakash Raj, Lakshmi Manchu, Bramhanandam, Subbaraju, Brahmaji, Supreet
Directed by : Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by : Kiran Kumar Koneru
Written by : Nilesh Girkar
Singers : Hema Chandra, Sravana Bhargavi
Lyricist : Sira Sri
Music by : Sathyam (Theme Song), Amar Mohile (BGM)
Cinematography : FX School and VFX @ FX
Editing by : FX School and VFX @ FX
Studio : Shreya Production & Dreamforce

Story :
A hollow story, the tale begins with the married couple Sudheer (Ravi Teja) and Rani (Charmee) whose car breaks down on the way. Nearby, they spot a resort and reach there but then they see really weird behaviour from the staff (subbaraju, supreet, brahmaji). Anyways, they check into the resort but in no time, they find it uncomfortable and strange. Just when they plan to get away from there, they discover that a businessman (brahmanandam) is kidnapped and it is not resort staff but a bunch of thieves. Both Sudhir and Rani get caught by them but the arrival of two gun toting individuals Shiva (Lakshmi manchu) and Richard (sunil) adds another twist. What happens after that forms the rest of the story.

Presentation :
The director has come up with a nothing storyline and while the presentation was impacting, the narrative was mediocre. The dialogues were witty and were good in few places, the script was alright and the screenplay was average. Background score was good but it could have been avoided at few sequences. The single theme song was impressive. Cinematography is top notch. Editing was crisp. Costumes didn't have much work while the art department was natural and catchy. Ravi Teja comes with a subdued performance but it was matured. Charmee looks naturally sexy and entertains. Prakashraj was good. Lakshmi Manchu was apt and her dialogue delivery was cute. Subbaraju was effective. Supreet was adequate and humorous. Brahmanandam was regular. Brahmaji made his presence felt. Sunil was okay.

Conclusion :
The film has been making news due to its minimum budget and the way it was shot. However, while the technical side of this can be appreciated, there is not much in the film in terms of content. The first half was smooth and breezy but it is the second half which gets monotonous and sometimes silly. Anyhow, the team must be appreciated for the different attempt in cinema making. At the box office, the openings will be good due to the star power and the hype created but success it highly unlikely.

Final Verdict : Just okay!!

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