Jaya Ravindraa’s Dillunodu (2014) Movie Review

Cast: Sai Ram Shankar, Jasmine, Priyadarsini, Chandra Mohan, Brahmanandam, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, M.S.Narayana, Yanamadala Kasi Viswanath, Satyam Rajesh, Pragathy, Sana.
Cinematography– Dasaradhi Sivendra
Editing – M.R. Varmaa
Music– Shekar Chandra
Producer– K. Venugopal
StoryScreenplayDirection – Jaya Ravindraa
Sai (Sairam Shankar), a Travels company owner, falls in love in the first instance with Chaitra (Jasmine). But plays with heart and leaves him suddenly. In the same time Sai comes across Simran (Priyadarsini) a bank employee. With a sudden accident on the road, Chaitra returns to Sai’s life. On the Krishnastami Day, both of them propose Sai. As he unable to decide with whom should he continue his life with? He plans a tour to Bangkokto make Simran and Chaitra close friends. Taking Advantage from the situation reveals the final decision to them. What happens when both get to know forms the rest of the storyline.
Sairam Shankar returns back to regular 143 template acting. Not only his acting is extremely wooden with just an idiotic smile forever pasted on his face., he simply cannot express any different emotion. Jasmine credited here as software professional Chaitra plays Sai’s first love interest doest get much scope and is there to provide pure eye candy. Jasmine is very pretty in the songs. On the other hand, Priyadarshini doesn’t carry the confidence or ease she displayed in the first half. Nellore Giri, Dharmavarapu Subbramanyam and M S Narayana manage few laughs which are actually unintentional and come out due to poor character designs. Chandra Mohan is okay. Pragathi is good as a kindhearted mother. The actor who acted as Priyadarshini’s brother has still a long way to go as far as acting is concerned.
Story line of the film is what we have seeing in from Evandi Aavida Vachindi, Allari Priyudu, Badri .. etc. But director makes an effort to add sparkle to the film new generation formula, but ends up being a damp squib. The film swings from being a love story – triangular love story to being a simple polygamy story in the end. High pitched melodrama, scheming minds wanting to grab the love gets, misunderstood lover, dotting girl friends, and a jaan jigiri mom all these things have now been discarded. Dillunodu is supposed to be a youthful love story where hero flirts two girls, but doesn’t want to miss the other, does reveal the feeling till the end. There are many twists and turns propping up here and there. And there are some bizarre incidents which look totally unreal and unconvincing. The only just about okay thing about the film is its Music composed by Shekar Chandra and its foreign locals. Shekar Chandra’s strength lies in scoring this kind of music and he excelled in it. Dialogues by Ravindra are commendable. Cinematography in the film by Dasaradhi Sivendra is adequate. Editing by M.R. Varmaa should have been crispier. Fights are normal. Choreography is okay in couple of tracks. Production Values of Sri Sowdamini Creations are middling.

For the last eight months the Tollywood film industry has been witnessing a phenomenal increase in the production of the films. Many Films are being churned out which don’t have solid foundation of a good story or good technical values. Dillunodu suffers mainly because of the pathetic second half and weak script, both of which have become the hall marks of the so called youth oriented films these days. The film drags on with a convulted narration and its clear by the first half an hour of the film that director Jaya Ravindraa has made a mess of his responsibility. He has prepared a mingle-mangle script containing sequences which have already been seen in many films. Director failed to draw decent performances from the artists.  Other than Jasmine, Sairam Shankar and Priyadarshini have not been able to make any impact. On the whole, Dillunodu fails to match the expectations created by Bumper Offer despite its new concept and music.
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