Devadas Movie Review

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Release Date  : 28/09/2018

Genre              : Action, Comedy, Drama

Cast                : Nagarjuna, Nani, Rashmika, Aakanksha

Director          : Sriram Aditya

Duration         : 2 hrs 44 mins

Language        : Telugu

Telugu cinema has undergone metamorphosis in the past couple of years. There was a time when multi-starrer films were a rage, especially in 70’s and 80’s. A slew of multi-starrers are gearing up for release in the coming days which includes the combination of Venky-Naga Chaithanya, Venky – Varun Tej, Ram Charan – NTR and now Nagarjuna – Nani. Quite often, dons are portrayed in a comical way in our films. Director Sriram Aditya sidesteps the stereotypes and manages to give his character a unique twist in his latest comic caper Devadas.

We are introduced to Deva (Akkineni Nagarjuna), a dreaded gangster who’s is baying for blood after his mentor is brutally killed by a rival gang. Being the most wanted criminal, the cops are determined to catch Deva. While on the run from the cops, an injured Deva stumbles into a clinic run by Dr Das (Nani), a sincere doctor who never tires of telling people he’s a gold medallist. In strange circumstances, the two of them become friends. However, Das soon finds out that being friends with a wanted criminal is not as easy as it seems.

The humour is absolutely spot on in Devadas, with Nani getting some hilarious dialogues. The writing is creative, and Nagarjuna is not your run-of-the-mill don. The scenes involving the two stars are a riot, and the film mainly revolves around them. Both Rashmika and Aakanksha deserved better character arcs, even though they play people of prominence. Vennela Kishore, Rao Ramesh and Murali Sharma have short but effective roles and they’re superb. Don’t miss it!