Srinivasa Raju’s Dandupalyam (2013) Movie Review


Cast – Nisha Kothari, Pooja Gandhi, Ravi Kale, Ravi Shankar, Makarandh Deshpande
Music – Arjun Janya
Director – Srinivasa Raju
Watched at Prasads, Hyderabad

Dandupalyam, the Telugu dubbed Kannada crime movie starring Pooja Gandhi and Raghu Mukherjee in the lead is based on real life incidents of the criminal activities of a gang of people who killed people to loot the ornaments of the people and indulged in most gruesome activities is sure to get released shortly. This film that has been directed by Srinivasa Raju .

Lakshmi (Pooja Gandhi) and nine of her friends form a gang. These gangs set its sights on Bangalore and get the people. Lonely houses are targeted and the prisoner are killed and raped. When the killings spread, the government represents a high level task force to take in for questioning the gang members. Inspector Chalapathi (Ravi Shankar) heads this force and he has a terrifying reputation as a tough cop. But even he is taken for a ride by this gang they leave little in the form of evidence. Does police find the evidence from the gang? It will form the rest of the story.

Coming to performances, Pooja Gandhi, Makrand Pandey and Ravi Shankar steal the show. Jai Dev, Raghu Mukherjee, Priyanka Kothari and Sudharani have filled in their roles adequately. It’s a Murder Mystery and in all fairness, the director has done a decent job in his attempt. Arjun Janya’s BGM and Music is okay. His BGM is good during violent scenes and investigation scenes. Cinematography is neat. Production values are fine.

Chilling adaptation of a true story with credible performances by Pooja Gandhi and Ravi Shankar. The very violent approach used by the Director added to the emotional impact of the story and gave the movie an almost documentary feel to it. Really, this was little more than a barrage of needless violence, but it’s the kind of movie that makes you go and hug your family a little more after seeing it.

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