Different but bad.
“U/A” Certified, 150 Mins.
What is the film about?
Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya is a unique love story where both father and son love the same girl. How this love story begins and ends is what the film is all about.
How is Naga Shourya’s performance?
Naga Shourya for most of the time is related to second fiddle role behind Ajay. It is in the climax and pre climax situations that his character gets stronger and prominent. He is effective as the struggling son but his struggle as actor becomes clear after a point. There is definitely an improvement from his previous film and he still has a long way to go to create a string impression.
Direction By Sri Trikoti?
Debutant Trikoti handles this complex emotional plot as a comedy for maximum part and only towards the end brings the emotional angle. The direction in the emotional sequence despite the scenes themselves being predictable is good. As far as the entire movie that precedes it goes, he needs to frame his shots better showcasing the best of hero or heroine rather than their worst. Also few comic situations are well handled but many other get irksome after a point. There is a rawness that is clearly visible which if improved upon could yield better results for him as a director.
Sana, Ajay and others?
Sana Maqbool is given an important role in the film that has both the glamorous and performance side to it. She does well on the glamor front but in the emotional sequences she falls flat. Even on the glamorous front she could have been presented well. The real showstopper of the film however is Ajay. He is the one driving the entire film. Though there is nothing new that he does here, he is fine in what he does and does it mighty well. Indraja makes a string return to the big screen. Her role is one dimensional but she does it with great sincerity. Apart from them even Brahmaji shines as far as a comic performance goes. Ali is his usual self and the rest aren’t that noticeable.
M.M.Keeravani and other departments?
Music by veteran MM Keeravani is in his typical style and gels well with the movie proceedings. The background score looks out of sync at times but is overall fine. Cinematography could have been better as do the editing. Choreography of songs is tacky. Dialogues are average with nothing being memorable.
Few comedy scenes.
The emotional arc which comes very late in the screenplay could have been brought earlier and more fleshed out. This would have made the climax stronger than what it is currently and given the scope for all the primary characters to shine instead what we have is a rushed and clichéd climax where everyone has a sudden change of heart.
Did I enjoy it?
Yes, few funny parts.
Will you recommend it?
Not to all but to those who enjoy different films for the sake of being different rather than on their merit.