Devaraya Review


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Movie: Devaraya
Starring :    Srikanth, Meenakshi Dixit
Direction:     Nani Krishna
Producer:     Kiran Jakkam Shetty, Nani Krishna
Writer:        Veerababu Basina
Screenplay :     Ravireddy Mallu, Vidisha
Music :     Chakri
Cinematography:     Poorna
Distributed by :    Nani Gadi Cinema, Sunray International Cinema

Release Date: 7th December

Devaraya Movie Synopsis:

Hero Srikanth’s is coming up with a socio fantasy film titled Devaraya after giving a flop film lucky last month. Srikanth is playing dual role in this film, one of the characters is Sri Krishna Devaraya famous Indian emperor and other is Dora Babu a reckless person. ‘Devaraya’ movie has two hot beauty’s Meenakshi Dixit making their debut in Tollywood & Vidisha is other lead heroine. Nani Krishna is directing this film and Kiran Jakkam Shetty & Nani Krishna had produced Devaraya in Nani Gadi Cinema Sunray International Cinema banners. Music for this film is given by Chakri, story by Veerababu Basina, Screenplay by Ravi Reddy Mallu and Cinematography by Poorna. film.

Devaraya Movie Story Line:

Srikanth’s much-awaited movie Devaraya, which was delayed over its controversy over its depiction of Krishnadevaraya as a romantic dancer, has hit the marquee today. Prior to its release, the promos of the film had created a lot of curiosity among the film goers and the movie surely lives up to their expectations. It is good masala entertainer with a historical backdrop.

Devaraya is an epic fantasy film and Srikanth’s energetic performance is the main highlight in the movie. Chakri’s music, stunning fights, Nani Krishna’s script and dialogues, wonderful cinematography, beautiful costumes and artwork are the other attractions of the movie.

This socio-fantasy movie is based on the life and times of Sri Krishnadevaraya. Srikanth has played dual roles like a village guy Dora Babu and Devaraya. Director Nani Krishna has nicely connected a present day incident to the historical backdrop of Krishnadevaraya. The first half of the film has a little story, but it is rich in mass commercial elements like comedy, action and romantic songs. The movie takes a serious mode in the second half and climax is simply superb.

Dora Babu (Srikanth) is a reckless, irresponsible, hedonistic guy in a nondescript village. This colourful village casanova makes his entry with an act of violence. One day, he claims that he is Devaraya. Why does he make this eerie claim? What is Devaraya’s connection with Dora Babu? The rest of the movie answers all these questions on screen.

Stars Performance in Devaraya Movie:

Srikanth’s performance is ok in this movie. As Dorababu, he tried to imitate Megastar Chiranjeevi’s style for the comedy department. During his performance as Krishna Devaraya, he tried to imitate Sr NTR’s diction and dialogue delivery.
Vidisha is good and she may have some future in the industry if she takes care of her projects. Meenakshi Dixit is strictly average. Veteran actor Balayya, Ranganath, Sivaji Raja, M.S. Narayana, Raghu Karumanchi and Jayaprakash Reddy try their best to liven up the proceedings to a certain extent. Some visual effects and a few scenes from Krishna Devaraya’s court have been shot well.

Technicalities in Devaraya Movie:

Nani Krishna’s direction is poor and he does not have any grasp over the basic aspects of narration and screenplay. Editing is atrocious. Cinematography is just about ok. Veerababu’s dialogues are bad.
Like I said before, Chakri’s music is very bad and he does not lend any strength to the movie. Production values are mediocre.

Positives in Devaraya Movie:

  • Srikanth Dialogues
  • Srikanth Getups
  • Good Comedy
  • Meenakshi Dixit and Vidisha glamour show

Negatives Elements  in Devaraya Movie:

The plot of this movie has more holes than a sponge and just like a sponge soaks up water, this film will soak up the viewer’s patience. There is virtually no story in the first half and there are way too many bad songs.

The scenes are loud, poorly written and have absolutely no logic. If you had a great image of King Sri Krishna Devaraya, you will be disappointed with the way he has been portrayed in this movie.

There are too many foolish sequences in the film. In the flashback episodes, King Krishna Devaraya’s character keeps shifting between present day Telugu and ancient Telugu in the same dialogue!! The actor who is seen as Jayaprakash Reddy’s brother looks very comical with a hideous wig. The central plot of trying to build a cement factory in a place containing an ancient temple is never given its due importance.

The placement of songs is atrocious. Just when the film tries to gain some momentum, these songs appear and drive the pace right into the ground.
Some graphics sequences are very poorly executed and while that is understandable, given the low budget of the film, they should not have been attempted in the first place with such limitations.

Chakri’s music and background score make things worse. The climax simply falls flat and there is no reason for that Chandramukhi style dance (with the Chandramukhi costume) in the first place.

Final word about Devaraya Movie:

Srikanth is a nice guy with a family hero image and it is sad to see him in films like this. ‘Devaraya’ is a movie that has absolutely nothing going for it. Do yourself a favour and stay away from it unless you want to watch the movie out of an academic interest to see what shouldn’t be done by a director.

Box Office Aspect in Devaraya Movie:

With OK OK comedy, Devaraya is expected to do goof business at boxoffice for this weekend. lets wait and see how audience receive it..

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