Source: General


Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 04 September 2015

Movie Title



Deva Katta

Star Cast

Manchu Vishnu, Pranitha, J D Chakravarthy

A young girl is being harassed by a rowdy gang in public. When all the men present there dare not stand up to the rowdies, Shivaji (Vishnu) saves the girl and bashes the gang up.

Postgraduate student Anamika (Pranitha) who is watching all this admires Shivaji’s daring attitude, appreciates him and they exchange their numbers.

A day later, they meet for date. While they are having a glass of wine at her apartment, a rowdy gang enters her home and kidnaps her at gunpoint. Shivaji chases them down the road but is unable to catch them.

He informs this to the police. He finds that one of the police officer also has a tie up with the same gang. He also comes to know that Anamika is daughter of the CEO of Channel 24, who is also killed by this gang.

Shivaji decides to hunt down the gang and find Anamika. Who is behind her kidnap and where she is? All these unfurl as the story moves forward.

Remake of 2014 Tamil hit thriller, Arima Nambi, Vishnu starrer Dynamite follows the template of most Hollywood thrillers – story happening in a day or two, protagonist caught in the web of a murder/kidnap. Directed by Deva Katta of Prasthanam fame, the movie doesn’t waste time to move into the story after the introduction of hero and heroine.

Once Pranitha is kidnapped, the drama that follows is highly engaging with some great scenes. Especially the sequence involving Vishnu and Nagireddy is quite well-handled. The trouble begins with the second half. Post interval it drags on and goes into marathon action stunts.

The movie comes back to some thrilling moments when Vishnu begins playing a cat and mouse game with the main villain. Entire episode of Manjeera Mall and Police Control Room is well staged one. But again, when we are expecting some sinister back story for villain, as the buildup is such, but it was presented with a clichéd one.

Despite some well-choreographed action stunts and some nice engaging episodes in between, the movie does not leave you satisfied. Many illogical scenes, too much of creative liberties, and excessive length for a thin plotline kill the proceedings.

Vishnu has built muscles and grew his beard to get a new look. It is a thriller and he has done most of the stunts, other than dancing for couple of songs. Pranitha is hardly seen in the movie and she seems to be clueless. J D Chakravarthy is fitted to the T in his role and in the last twenty minutes he takes charge.

Cinematography is neat. Editing is not up to the mark - uneven pace and lengthy. Action choreography by Vijayan is good. The movie has many action scenes. Music, both songs and background score, is underwhelming.

Dialogues by BVS Ravi are okay. We don’t know how well the original Tamil version is, but Deva Katta hardly scores any points for his direction here.

Some smart scenes, few better handled thrilling moments are what the Dynamite offers. Other than that there is nothing much to talk about.

Rating: 2.75/5

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