Puri Jagannath, who has given big break to Ravi Teja with Idiot and Amma, Nanna O Tamila Ammayi, is a great director, who could dish out blockbusters like Pokiri and Businessman. But he appears quite crazy in his latest film Devudu Chesina Manushulu. It seems his mind has become blank and out of ideas by the time he was about to pen a story for Ravi Teja's film.
The story of Devudu Chesina Manushulu begins when Lakshmi (Kovai Sarala) asks Lord Vishnu (Brahmanandam) to tell her an interesting and entertaining story. He begins the story with Ravi Teja (Ravi Teja), a settlement broker. One day Subba Raju (Subba Raju) steps on the peel of a banana thrown by Papayya (MS Narayana) on the road, and kills Sandy a close associate of Bangkok don Prakash Raj (Prakash Raj). Subba Raju asks Ravi Teja to broach a settlement between him and Prakash. Ravi Teja meets Prakash Raj in Bangkok, where he falls in love with Telugu-speaking taxi driver Ileana (Ileana). Prakash Raj, in order to accept Ravi Teja's offer, wants Ileana for him for a night. What happens next will form an interesting portion of the movie.
Performance: Ravi Teja has delivered best performance and Puri Jagannath's punch dialogues help him to maintain good comedy timing. Mass Maharaja has completely utilised his energy levels and made use of the action backdrop to keep the mass audiences stay calm in their seats. Ileana has filled the glamour slot. She has no scope for performance. Prakash Raj has done justice to his role. Brahmanandam and Kovai Sarala are good in their roles, but the director has played with Gods' characters with the comedians. Junior Relangi, Ali and MS Narayana have also done a good job.
Technical: Senior cameraman Shyam K Naidu has excelled once again in the cinematography and captured the beauty of Bangkok. On the other hand, he has nicely highlighted the glamour of Ileana in the songs. SR Sekhar's editing is commendable. Vijay's action is another good feature in the film. Raghu Kunche has given good tunes to the songs, but his background score is very poor.
It is Puri Jagannath, who has spoiled the entire mood of the film by dumping a non-sensical subject on them. It is clearly visible that he has ran out of ideas while starting off the film and by the time of interval, once again his mind goes blank. He doesn't know how to continue the film and he starts it afresh, some how linking the subject. Of course, he has admitted that he started the film without any story. The screenplay of the film too is atrocious.
Remarks: Watch the film only if you are a hardcore fan of Ravi Teja. The film can be watched for Puri Jagannath's punch dialogues and Ileana's glamour. After a long time, you feel that you spent your valuable time and money unnecessarily on a Ravi Teja's film.
Cast: Raviteja, Ileana, Prakash Raj, Subbaraju, Brahmanandam, Ali, MS Narayana, Fish Venkat, Junior Relangi, Kovai Sarala, Jyothi Rana, Manasa and Gabriel Bartante
Credits: Lyrics - Bhaskarabhatla; Cinematography - Shyam K Naidu; Editing - SR Sekhar; Action - Vijay; Choreography - Pradeep Anthony, Dinesh; Presents - Reliance Entertainment; Producer - BVSN Prasad; Story, screenplay, dialogues and direction - Puri Jagannath
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra India Pvt Ltd
Released on: August 15, 2012