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Lord Yama (Satyanarayana) wants to retire from his job and appoints his
son, Yuva Yama (Prabhu) as the heir to his job. Chitragupta (MS
Narayana) too wants to retire but is forced to occupy his post on the
insistence of Yuva Yama. Peeved at this, Chitragupta searches for one
Telugu man who can teach a lesson to the Yuva Yama and finds Bullet
Raja (Raviteja), a ruffian from Chennai to be that man and changes his
Bullet Raja is in love with Shweta (Tapsee) who is the fiancée of a dreaded don, Babu (Sushanth). As Chitragupta changed his lifespan, Raja dies in a fight with Babu and reaches Yamalokam. There he finds that his life has been shortened and creates lot of trouble. Unable to bear the burden of Raja, Yama offers him 3 bodies of which Raja has to choose one. Raja chooses the body of Andhra Pradesh's Home Minister, Ravinder (Raviteja) who is a man of loose morals and is about to be killed by his own friends in politics.
Bullet Raja has to now go into the body of Ravinder and bring a reform to his personality and also fulfil his own wishes of previous birth. How he achieves these forms the remaining part of the story.
As always, this is a Raviteja movie which essentially means that there would not be neither logic nor reasoning for the proceedings on screen. All we would be served is the dosage of Raviteja's histronics. "Daruvu" is exactly that. It is high on energy quotient but low on entertainment quotient. Though there are some moments which make you chuckle, the film is a drag.
Director Siva cooked up a story which had its inspirations from various films like, Yamagola, Yamudiki Mogudu, Yamadonga, Indrudu Chandrudu, Sivaji and Vikramarkudu. But the final mix was not to the satisfaction of the viewing audience. There are lot of loopholes in the construction of the story itself which even common audience would find it difficult to comprehend. The story itself starts from Yamalokam where Chitragupta conspires to bring the hero to Yamalokam to create trouble which is the central theme of the film. But the director forgets that central theme and plays with the several sub-plots by making them more important to the progression of the film. In other words, the director forgot the main story and told a different story.
Even if we discount the glaring loopholes like these, the story which is presented does not find any takers as the opposition to the hero in the form of villainy is very feeble. The villains do nothing in the story other than fall victim to the antics of the hero. When the hero has no opposition to vanquish, how can his heroism be established? That single factor keeps Daruvu several notches below the films like, Vikramarkudu which were almost in the similar genre.
Coming to the performances of the lead cast, Raviteja was his usual self which is loud, louder and loudest. There is nothing to describe his performance as he shouts in his high decibel voice rather than deliver the dialogues in an effective way. Oflate Raviteja seems to have forgotten that he is an actor first because whichever the character he is given, he is playing them the same way which is loud, louder, loudest. Though this kind of performance is expected of him, he is becoming very much routine with his expressions, shouts and shrieks. He is a much talented performer than what he is doing presently.
Tapsee looks very beautiful and has been ordered by the director to look shocked in each and every sequence which she diligently follows. The rest of the cast did their job for their pay packets. Raghubabu manages to get some chuckles with his "Dhinka chika" and Brahmanandam could not make the audience laugh this time around. The villainous trio of Sayaji, Sushant do their best to look menacing. Prabhu looked heavy as Yuva Yamaraja and it was refreshing to see Satyanarayana back on screen as Yama. MS Narayana did his best to suit the role of Chitragupta.
The technical departments were okay. The music by Vijay Antony is a major minus with the background score and the songs proving to be an earsore. The cinematography lacked clarity inspite of the fact that the director himself is a noted cinematographer. The look and feel of the film is plain average and the audience have seen better graphical work in the films like Yamadonga and Magadheera. Editor Gowtam Raju should have trimmed the film by at least 30 minutes to cut the boredom from creeping in.
The screen time for the movie is almost 3 hours and to keep the audience rooted to their seats without looking at the watches is a herculean task in which the director, Siva failed. The audience got up to leave at a certain point in the pre-climax expecting the film to be over, but the film still had good 15 minutes of run and the audience reaction at the dragging proceedings is an indicator of how disconnected the audience were.
Daruvu is a film which might still entertain, if one leaves his brains at home, but if you favor those heavy dramas then Daruvu is definitely not for you.
Well this review is going to be difficult to write. Just how does one
expand two simple words into at least ten lines? Okay I admit I have
not been able to watch the whole film as I had to give up about 30
minutes from the end - yes it really is that painful. From about the
fifth minute onwards it was quite clear that this was going to be an
awful experience and the next 30 minutes pretty much confirmed it.
After that it was a toss up as to how much longer one's fortitude could
last. I am staggered that I managed as much of the film as I did. Just
how does this sort of rubbish get made? Are there people really that
desperate for some tax write offs or something? Are there people
actually desperate enough to watch it?
I really don't even know where to start with this painful excuse for a film, but I guess we could talk about the man who directed it - Siva. On the evidence here, to describe him as a talentless hack would be to seriously overstate the situation. I don't think I have ever seen such appalling direction. I still have no idea what he was trying to achieve but whatever it was he failed miserably.
But special mention must be made of the screenplay: a more incoherent pile of tripe would be impossible to imagine. It is said that if you sat 1,000 chimpanzees in front of 1,000 computers and gave them 1,000 years, they would write a Shakespearean masterpiece. Using that analogy, this was quite clearly written by one chimpanzee locked in a room for 10 minutes using a pencil and some paper. As for the dialogue - it might as well have been in chimpanzee for at least then it might have had some novelty value.
Seriously, this film has absolutely no redeeming value at all. At the time of writing 22 people have rated this film a 10. I am staggered that anyone, not even the director, could possibly give this fetid piece of tripe anything even close to a five. I honestly say this would be in my worst 10 films of all time.
Utter garbage, watching sewage would have more entertainment value than this. Makes Going Overboard look like a masterpiece... If you value your life, avoid this at all costs.
Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja has done it again, Sound Of Mass Resounds, Full
Comic Entertainer with hyper doses of Mass.
Story Summary : Ravi Teja ( Bullet Raja ) is a Small Time crook who falls in love with Tapsee, Tapsee is the Niece of villain , the Villain develops a grudge and eliminates Ravi Teja. Ravi Teja was not supposed to die but due to the mistake of the Chitraguptudu he is killed in a accident by the Villain, since it was Yama's mistake he is given an chance to get back to earth and relive in the body of Corrupt Politician Ravinder and how he wins his love and settles his scores is the rest of the story.
Daruvu with a Tagline of Sound Of Mass lives up to the expectations, go to the theater with mass expectations and you will get paisa vasool mass entertainment. Usually Mass Movies do not convey a Moral Message, but Siva Succeed to Convey his Message with Laughter in a Convincing way.
Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja as Bullet Raja is at his best and brings laughter through out the movie, the movie runs at a fast pace and enjoys you thoroughly.
Director Siva judged the Mass power of Ravi Teja and as his movies connect well with the mass audience , Siva exploited every bit of his mass prowess in the right way. It's an age old story but the narration and presentation is new, convincing and refreshing.
The highlight of the movie is the comic satires on politics and politicians , and it's brings good laughter in the theater.
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