What is Good:
The beauty of the film lies in how well Dev Katta paints almost all his characters with a lot of pain, anger and ambition. In any film the secret to great storytelling lies in unfolding the story page by page to give a sneak peek into the characters’ lives. This is exactly where Dev Katta succeeds with flying colours. The complex relationship between Chinna and rest of the family members is established slowly. We begin to understand the intensity behind his actions as jealousy consumes him totally. It’s hard not to empathize with any of the characters especially that of Mitra, Chinna and Naidu in the film. Mitra blindly believes everything his father tells him and he loves his brother, Chinna. On the other hand, Chinna is a spoilt brat who wants to be his father’s favourite son. So, when he finds Mitra being showered with all the love, his anger and frustration is totally justified.
Of the star cast, it’s the newcomer Sandip Kishan who takes your breath away with his terrific performance as Chinna. His portrayal of a disturbed young man is brilliantly written and the debutant dazzles in each and every scene. Saikumar is seen in a full length role after a long time and he’s flamboyant like always. Some of the best dialogues in the film are written for Saikumar and he makes sure that he adds more force in his lines. Sharwanand delivers a good performance as well; however his character is subdued to a great extent especially when compared to the other two main characters in the film. Surekha Vani, Jeeva and Jayprakash Reddy pitch in credible performances.