DUVVADA JAGANNADHAM MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Release Date : Jun 23,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 hours 40 minutes Censor Rating : U/A

DUVVADA JAGANNADHAM CAST & CREW
Production: Dil Raju Cast: Allu Arjun, Murali Sharma, Pooja Hegde, Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani, Vennela Kishore Direction: Harish Shankar Screenplay: Harish Shankar Story: Harish Shankar Music: Devi Sri Prasad Background score: Devi Sri Prasad Cinematography: Ayananka Bose Dialogues: Harish Shankar Editing: Chota K Prasad Singers: Geetha Madhuri, Jaspreet Jazz, K.S.Chitra, M.L.R.Karthikeyan, Nakash Aziz, Rita, Sagar, Vijay Prakash Lyrics: Balaji, Bhaskara Bhatla, Jonnavittula Ramalingeswara Rao, Sahithi, Srimani PRO: Sriniwasa Kumar

It’s not every day that you get to see a well-made commercial entertainer, with interesting mass moments and a pleasant romantic story tossed in, without having to squirm or end up having a headache. Especially this year we have not had as many exciting projects in Tollywood. Will DJ please the mass film lovers? Glance through to know more.

 

DJ has a predictable storyline and the screenplay also could have been more tight as some of the scenes don't excite you. However, some crowd pleasing choreographed stunts sequences, Allu Arjun's screen presence and a powerful baddie hold your attention to a large extent. DJ proves to be a moderate time pass fare if you are an Allu Arjun fan for a little more than two and a half hours.

 

Director Harish Shankar’s effort to showcase Allu Arjun's mass presence is evident in action sequences. Maybe he could have concentrated more on the writing part. There is hardly any new scenes and it more of a rehash of other commercial potboilers.

 

Slipping logic into your wallet would be a good idea before entering the halls, but it’s unlikely that you would regret doing so. Probably if the script had been a little more engaging, you might not think about its logical loopholes during the course of the movie. Harish could have been a little more conscious to avoid clichés.

 

The first half of the movie at a reasonable pace with some humor. While the 2nd half is a little lengthier and could have been trimmed a little. Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde make a good pair but their love story is a bit superficial. In fact, the whole movie is superficial and it is like watching a fantasy superhero flick. It is annoying to see a love track being played just before the climax.

 

Where the director scores are with the brilliant writing of the protagonist character. Rao Ramesh's role as a baddie beautifully developed and performed. The ending looked flat and was not concentrated enough. Tanikella Bharani is quite natural in his role so was Vennela Kishore. No other supporting actors make an impact.

 

Devi Sri Prasad’s music is perfect for the film. However repetitive his music might sound as long as it serves the purpose. ‘Saranam Bhaje Bhaje’ is the pick of the album and the background score flows with the movie. Another noteworthy aspect of DJ is Ayananka Bose’s cinematography.

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Verdict: A moderately entertaining commercial potboiler

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Duvvada Jagannadham (aka) DJ

Duvvada Jagannadham (aka) DJ is a Telugu movie with production by Dil Raju, direction by Harish Shankar, cinematography by Ayananka Bose, editing by Chota K Prasad. The cast of Duvvada Jagannadham (aka) DJ includes Allu Arjun, Murali Sharma, Pooja Hegde, Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani, Vennela Kishore.