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Review : D for Dopidi – B for Boring
d-for-dopidi-review Release date : 25th December 2013 Rating : 2.75/5
Director :Siraj Kalla
Producer :Krishna D.K, Raj Nidimoru, Nani
Music Director :Mahesh Shankar
Starring : Varun Sandesh, Sundeep Kishan, Naveen, Rakesh..

The crime comedy ‘D for Dopidi’ has released today across the state. The movie has been directed by Siraj Kalla. Sundeep Kishan, Varun Sandesh, Naveen, Rakesh and Melanie Kannokada have essayed the lead roles in the film. Raj & DK are the producers of this movie and popular hero Nani has come in as a co-producer at a later stage. Dil Raju is distributing the film all over the state. Let us check out this movie now.

Story :

Raju (Sundeep Kishan), Vicky (Varun Sandesh), Harish (Naveen) and Bannu (Rakesh) are good friends. They have their own issues in life and they all need money badly. Raju is a wannabe film hero. Vicky is deep in debt and he needs money to ward off recovery agents. Harish and Bannu need money in order to settle down with the women they love.

To get rid of all these issues, they decide to rob a bank. They watch a lot of heist dramas, procure fake weapons and finally muster the courage to storm ‘National Bank’ in Manikonda area. The plan seems to work initially, but like all ‘well laid’ plans, it does not account for unexpected twists.

Raju, Vicky and his friends are forced to deal with cops and unexpected guests. What happens in the end? Will they succeed in escaping with the money? That is what ‘D for Dopidi’ is all about.

Plus Points :

Nani’s voice over sets up the characters nicely. His promotional song comes after the climax and it has been shot well. Deva Katta looks good as an ACP. Sundeep Kishan and Varun Sandesh have done a good job with what was given to them. Melanie Kannokada is just about ok.

Tanikella Bharani is good. The first half has a few funny moments.

Minus Points :

B for Boring and S for Silly. That is what most people will probably say after they walk out of the theater. A heist drama must have one of two qualities to work at the Box Office. It should either be riveting or hilarious. ‘D for Dopidi’ has neither a gripping screenplay nor entertainment.

The film drags on an on, especially in the second half. The bank robbery scenes have been handled quite poorly. Tanikella Bharani’s motive for robbing a bank is very silly. The climax block is quite immature. Even if we assume that ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ has come into play, the emotional bonding between the hostages and the robbers has not been handled effectively for this to work.

Logic goes for a big toss in the movie and a lot of unexplained holes are present in the script.

Technical Aspects :

Cinematography is very average. Editing could have been much better. Mahesh Shankar’s music is just about ok. Dialogues are very average and they fail to make a strong impression on viewers.

Sriraj Kalla’s direction is not up to the mark. It is quite tough to handle a subject like this and the director’s lack of experience shows. Production values are ok.

Verdict :

‘D for Dopidi’ is a film which falls into no man’s land. It neither appeals to serious crime drama lovers nor to casual entertainment seekers. Poor execution has spoilt a promising subject and turned it into in a boring flick. Except for some decent performances and the presence of people like Nani, Tanikella Bharani and Deva Katta, this movie has nothing much to offer. Rating – 2.75/5

Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru


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