Technical Departments :
Amar Mohileís background score is unnecessarily loud and almost jarring at times. Three Canon 5D cameras were used and the film was shot by technicians from FX School. While the intent to make this film with handheld digital cameras is noteworthy, the ultra-low angles used for some scenes featuring Charmi and Lakshmi Manchu are crass. Editing is good and the fact that most of the scenes have shots from three different angles seems to have made it a little easier to capture the mood. Perhaps, RGVís idea to make a low-cost film within five days seems to have overwhelmed every other aspect of filmmaking especially the narration and treatment. Could he have done a better job? Only RGV would have that answer.
Final Point :
Last year, Dibakar Banerjee made a big splash when he shot his entire film LSD (Love Sex aur Dhoka) using a handy-cam and also some scenes were taken using a spy-cam. Despite the technology used in that film, it stood out due to the content of the film. On the contrary, RGV has embarked on a similar journey where the main intention was to make a low cost film within a short duration. Yes, he did achieve what he had promised and thereby showing the various possibilities with which the production cost can be brought down. But what is it that makes a film good or bad? It takes a lot more to make a good film than just shooting it with a handy-cam/Canon 5D, in terms of writing a good script, treatment, choosing the right cast among many other things. Itís time for more retrospection among aspiring filmmakers and also the audience. For now, Dongala Mutha delivers what it promises. A low cost film shot in 5 days with big names. Itís definitely not RGVís best work and the same applies to all the actors involved in the film. Perhaps, the film needed a lot more than a Canon 5D to save the day.