Published On: Thu, Dec 26th, 2013

D For Dopidi Telugu Movie Review

D For Dopidi Telugu Movie Review

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Banner: D2R films Pvt. Ltd.

Cast: Varun Sandesh, Sandeep Kishan, Milane kannokuda, Naveen,Rakesh Racchakonda, Fish Venkat, Tanikella Bharani, Hema, Deva Katta and others

Editing: Dharmendra

Cinematography: Lucas

Music: Mahesh Shankar

Producers: Raj Nidimoru, Krishna DK, Nani

Written and Directed by: Siraj Kalla

CBFC Rating: ‘U/A’

Theatrical Release date: 25-12-2013


Story: Vicky(varun Sandesh), Raju(sandeep kishan), Harish(Naveen) and Bannu(Rakesh) are friends, They are in need of money as  Naveen is chased by bank recovery officers for repayment of credit cards, Raju is an aspiring actor and he needs 20 lac’s to produce his own film, Harish needs money to marry his lover, Rakesh need to slim down and get Six-Pack body to impress his girl friend. So they plan to rob a bank. They get ready to rob it with dummy guns. What happens after that? Did they succeed in doing so forms the rest of the plot?

Performances: Varun Sandesh and Sandeep kishan are good. They showed maturity in handling the scenes. Naveen and Rakesh are okay. Tanikella Bharani has done a different role. Deva Katta is okay as ACP. The remaining artists are almost new and have done reasonably well. Cinematography is good. The artwork is poor and the production values are cheap. Music is Average but the background score impresses in few scenes. The screenplay is good. The Direction is fine in few scenes.

Analysis: “D for Dopidi” is made on a shoestring budget; it’s two hour-long(actual run time is 1 hour 45min) short film shot on a Digital camera. The plot is simple and straight. The narration starts with the voice over of Actor Nani introducing all the characters and ends up with his voice only. Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the Duo who directed Hindi flicks” SHOR IN THE CITY”, “GO GOA GONE “have produced this film, Nani also joined the production team once he saw the first copy.

Varun Sandesh and Sandeep were apt to the script. Even though they share equal screen presence with the remaining two they showed their spark. Heroine doesn’t have much to do. Tanikella Bharani always stands first in doing different roles. Director Deva kata is okay as ACP. All the characters in the film are natural and get connected to today’s youth. The screenplay was well written so that there is an interesting happening after every 10 minutes. The second half could have been more effective. The hero-heroine thread wasn’t established properly. The movie has only some situational subtle comedy. The writer/director could have worked more in injecting more hilarious comedy threads.

Cinematography is good. Even though there aren’t any colorful frames, the camera work helped a lot in traveling with the characters. Background Music is good in few places. The production values are low. The Direction is okay. The movie is completely targeted at multiplexes only. If it’s liked by the single screen Audiences then it’s Bonus.


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Plus: Performances, entertainment, Cinematography

Minus: wafer-thin story, Slow Narration

Verdict: Average Time Pass Flick, Can watch it once.


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