Film: Duvvada Jagannadham
Director: Harish Shankar
Cast: Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde
Producer: Dil Raju
Release Date: June 23, 2017
Allu Arjun, who is riding high with the success of his earlier film Sarrainodu, want to continue his success streak with Duvvada Jagannadham. This film success would cement his place among the top heroes of Tollywood, only if he could collect similar kind of collections as Sarrainodu. Let's see how this film shaped out.
Duvvada Jagannadha Shastry (Allu Arjun), a Brahmin cook/Vigilante in Vijayawada, cooks for the functions in his neighborhood and also kills people who does wrong things. He meets fashion designer Pooja (Pooja Hegde) and falls in love with her, who is the daughter of home minister Pushpam (Posani Krishna Murali). One incident completely pushes him to take revenge on kingpin Royalla Naidu (Rao Ramesh).
Why Duvvada Jagannadha Shastry has another identity as DJ, why he is on killing spree and why he targets Agri Diamond chairman Royalla Naidu is the crux of the story.
Allu Arjun's Dances
Pooja Hegde Glamour
Harish Shankar and Dil Raju who went on boasting about Duvvada Jagannadham in all their promotions could not deliver what they had promised; they sure did raise the expectations of the audience but could not reach them. The movie is plain boring except for Allu Arjun’s Dance and Pooja Hegde's skin show. Even though the premise ‘Manam chese manchi pani kanapadali gani, manam kanapadakkarledhu’ is good, the execution is completely lost in translation.
11 years old boy applying ink on his face and lifting two adults in cycle, using the gun like Mahesh Babu in Pokiri and shooting rowdies with gun in market and in police station and the police inspector encouraging the small boy to go on killing looks like a big joke, but who can argue with our Telugu film directors who always believe in magic than logic.
Allu Arjun's Barhmin diction was good, he tried his best to fit in the role of Brahmin but could not match the performance of Jr.Ntr in Adhurs. However, he made a sincere effort to make this tedious film watchable. Pooja Hegde is used mainly to display her beauty than acting skills; she tried her best to show as much as the director asked. Rao Ramesh once again performed well as the main antagonist. Vennela Kishore and Subba Raju’s tried their best to provide comedy but were not up to the mark. Devi Sri Prasad songs and Background music are good. Dil Raju’s production values are impressive, but his judgment went completely wrong with this movie
Harish Shankar earlier said in the interviews that “Movie choosina prativalu, collar egarestaru” leave about everyone, even the fans are now hiding their faces using their collar, not knowing how to face the anti-fans comments.
Result: Bore-aha, Bore-asya, Bore-obyaha