|Cast:||Nagarjuna Akkineni, Nani, Rashmika Mandanna, Aakansha Singh|
|Directed by:||Sriram Aditya|
|Produced by:||Ashwini Dutt|
|Release Date:||September 27, 2018|
Devadas - Story
Deva (Nagarjuna) and his Godfather Dada (Sharath Kumar) are high profile underworld kingpins. Deva is a don whose face has never been seen by public, he operates behind the screens. Such Deva is forced to come out to take revenge on the killers of his godfather. Dr. Das (Nani) is a top ranker in MBBS, but struggles to get a career break as a doctor. He is fun loving guy, Good Samaritan who rescues Deva from critical bullet injury. After a series of events, friendship strengthens between Deva, Das and latter tries in vain to get Deva out of criminal world. Whether Das is succeeded in bringing change in Deva? And how police and underworld gangs chase Deva etc. form rest of the story.
Devadas - Star Performance
Nagarjuna got his recent career best role as Deva. He looked 10 years younger, appears very fit in this film. His introduction scene, reminiscence of Manmadhudu, Ninne Pelladuta image are feast for his fans. Natural Star Nani’s role is entertainment oriented, at his best as Dr. Das. He once again proves his mettle in comedy timing. Heroines have lesser significance, limited screen time in this film. Rashmika Mandanna who acquired good following in Telugu, with her recent blockbuster hit, has been wasted in an undercover cop role in this film. Another heroine Akanksha Singh who played as Nag’s heroine is average. Senior actor Naresh, actress Satya Krishnan play Nani’s brother and sister-in-law. Murali Sharma played a cop role, Tamil actor Sharath Kumar played the godfather role. Kunal Kapoor as villain is a miscasting. He doesn’t have that menacing look. Vennela Kishore role is limited,Comedian Satya as an assistant to Dr. Das is entertaining.
Devadas - Technical Team
Production values by Vyjayanthi Movies are top notch as they have not compromised on the visuals. Camera work is great as it shows the film and two stars in a very rich light. Music by Mani Sharma is below par as some good songs would have helped things even better. Lyrics are good and the whole set up is quite cool. Editing is just about okay as atleast ten minutes in the first half could have been chopped off. Nagarjuna has been styled quite nicely in the film. Coming to the director Sriram Aditya, he had a massive responsibility of handling both the stars and he has done just an okay job. Sriram had plenty of situations where he could have generated hilarious fun but he did not make use of it and showcased the proceedings on just an average note. However, he handled both the star’s roles well individually.
Devadas - Analysis
On the whole, Deva Das is a passable multi starrer which becomes watchable only because of Nagarjuna and Nani’s screen presence. Story wise, there is nothing new and the first half is also ordinary. But things change from the second part as the good dose of emotions and decent narration makes things interesting. All you need is to keep your expectations in check and enjoy Nani and Nag’s unique bromance unfold on screen.
Devadas - Trailer