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Review : Doosukeltha – One time watch
Doosukeltha1 Release date : 17 October 2013 Rating : 3/5
Director : Veeru Potla
Producer : Mohan Babu
Music Director : Mani Sharma
Starring : Vishnu Manchu, Lavanya Tripathi, Brahmanandam

Manchu Vishnu’s ‘Doosukeltha’ has hit the screens today. The movie has been directed by Veeru Potla and Vishnu has produced it on 24 Frames banner. The movie has Vishnu and Lavanya in lead roles. Let us check out the film and see how it is.

Story :

Chinna (Vishnu) is a very witty and resourceful person who knows how to get things done. As kids, Chinna and Piccheshwar (Vennela Kishore) have a tiff and Piccheshwar leaves the village in a huff. Piccheshwar’s outraged grandfather (Kota Srinivasa Rao) orders the execution of Chinna’s family, forcing them to flee as well.

As the years go by, Chinna grows into a tall and fearless young fellow. He applies for a job as a journalist and he is sent on an assignment by his boss Avatar (Posani). The assignment is to conduct a sting operation on Minister Dilleeswara Rao (Pankaj Tripathi). Chinna succeeds in capturing incriminating footage, but he is caught and thrashed by the minister’s goons.

Chinna is rescued by the beautiful and kind hearted Dr. Alekhya (Lavanya) and he is instantly smitten by her. He starts trying to woo her and succeeds in winning her attention. But fate has other ideas. Chinna discovers that Alekhya is his childhood friend Chinni.

Just like Chinna, Chinni also has issues with her village. Chinna discovers that minister Dilleeswara Rao is also connected to their village and to their past. He must now sort out things fast to save Chinni’s life.

What does he do? Why is Chinni’s life in danger? That forms the story of this film.

Plus Points :

Vishnu has changed his body language for this movie. He has tried out a new hairstyle and he looks quite good in the film. He has tried out some good dance moves for the ‘Appudappudu’ song. Lavanya looks nice in the film, but she has lost too much weight.

Brahmanandam has done a good job in this movie. His introduction scene is nice. Vennela Kishore does not have too much to do in this film, but he entertains with his expressions. Master Bharath is ok.

Kota Srinivasa Rao and Pankaj Tripathi have performed well. Posani is hilarious as Avatar. The second half of the film has good comedy and the entertainment quotient is pretty high here. The song ‘Oh Alekhya’ has been shot quite well.

Minus Points :

The first half of the movie could have been better. The pace of the film is a bit slow here. The romantic track between Vishnu and Lavanya is not too good and it lacks emotional depth. The romantic track between Lavanya and Samrat is quite pointless.

Ali has been wasted. He should have been given some more screen time. A number of actors like Ahuthi Prasad, Hema, Sravan and Rao Ramesh have been given insignificant roles.

The plot is very routine and predictable. Though the second half has decent comedy, it reminds us of films like ‘Dhee’, ‘Ready’ and ‘Kandireega’.

Technical Aspects :

Sarvesh Murari’s camera work is just about ok. Editing should have been better in the first half. Manisharma’s background music is a big asset for the film, but only two songs are good. The other songs act as speed breakers.

Veeru Potla’s direction is quite mediocre. His trademark punches and one liners are missing from this film.

Verdict :

‘Doosukeltha’ is a pretty routine commercial film. There is decent entertainment in the second half and family crowds will enjoy these sequences. However, a slow first half and mediocre songs bring down the overall experience a bit. The movie ends up being a one time watch. Rating – 3/5

Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru


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