Raviteja and Puri Jagannadh who had given three hits in a row are back with Devudu Chesina Manushulu after a while… Did they live up to the expectations. Here is the review…
When Goddess Lakshmi Devi asks Lord Vishnu to tell a story, he tells her a story of two orphans Raviteja and Ileana who grow up in different countries and eventually meet and fall in love. When they break up with a quarrel, Vishnu tells the same story in a different way. Devudu Chesina Manushulu is a commercial experiment from Puri Jagannadh.
Devudu Chesina Manushulu runs in the same pattern as earlier Puri’s commercial entertainers. Hero is an aimless awara and the villain is a mafia don. They both meet at a point and fight head to head. Puri tried to deal this in a comical fashion, but the script is half baked. DCM definitely has a novel plot and an interesting premise, but the script is not as good as it should be. First half and second half are the same and convincing enough.
That is something we don’t see regularly. However, such subjects need finesse on the script level. Puri Jagannadh had a good line on hands. Somehow he has failed on the execution part. Comedy works out here and there. Ali takes the cake in this department. The main story is about how the lead pair falls in love. The director didn’t take much care about building the love story. A scene or two is given to them and the rest is wasted on so called entertainment.
To cut things short first half is passable and second half is horrible in DCM. Raviteja was energetic as usual. In most of his movies Raviteja shoulders the script. In this movie he is just another character in the drama. He did well within the limitations. Ileana was alright. She should pile up few kilos to bring on the hot factor. Prakash Raj was fine in a different character. Brahmanandam was good. Ali was hilarious in few scenes. Kovai Sarala too did well.
Subba Raju was okay. Jyothi Rana was spicy. Cinematography was not up to Shyam K Naidu’s standards. Outdoor shots in Bangkok were of poor quality. Music was peppy. Masses will like it. Background score was just average. Editing could have been better. Puri’s punch was missing in the dialogues. As a director Puri did an okay job. The writer let him down this time. Films like Devudu Chesina Manushulu needs attention to the detail and convincing screenplay.
That was missing and that was a major problem with the film. Devudu Chesina Manushulu has some good comedy scenes and was targeted to be a mass entertainer. But it missed the target due to poor script.
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
Cast: Raviteja, Ileana D'Cruz,
Music: Raghu Kunche
Producer: B.V.S.N. Prasad
Story, Screen-Play, Director: Puri Jagannadh
Devudu Chesina Manushulu Movie Rating: 2.5/5