Daruvu Review, Daruvu Movie Review, Daruvu Telugu Movie Review, Daruvu Rating: After series of flops, Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja has joined hands with director 'Souryam' Siva for 'Daruvu' movie. The film is a socio fantasy entertainer and has a tag line 'Sound of Masses'. Tapsee Pannu plays the female lead in this film produced by Burugupalli Sivaramakrishna. Check out Daruvu Review to see whether this film has put an end to Ravi Teja's flop streak or not.
Cast: Ravi Teja, Tapsee, Sushanth Singh, Brahmanandam and others
Director: Souryam Siva
Producer: Burugupalli Sivaramakrishna
Written by: Souryam Siva, Aadi Narayana
Music: Vijay Anthony
Editing: Gautham Babu
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Entertainments
Release date: May 25, 2012
A petty thief Bullet Raja (Ravi Teja) falls in love with classical dancer Swetha (Tapsee) at first sight. Their love blossoms with in no time and here comes Harbor Babu (Sushanth Singh) who sketches a plan to eliminate Bullet Raja only to marry Swetha. One day, Bullet Raja dies in a bomb blast and then the story proceeds onto Yamalokam (hell). There, Bullet Raja proves to Yamayamadharma Raja (Prabhu) that his killing was unethical and he was intentionally brought to the hell. And in a fit to correct the mistake, Yamadharma Raja asks Bullet Raja to enter into Minister Ravindra's (Ravi Teja) soul as the former's body was burnt. What happens next? And how Bullet Raja settle his scores with Harbor Babu, whether he marry Swetha or not forms the rest of the story.
The first half of the film is entertaining with hilarious comedy episodes between Brahmanandam, Ravi Teja and Vennela Kishore. The love thread between Tapsee and Ravi Teja is not appealing and the director could have focused better on this aspect. The story catches the momentum from the pre interval scene and the interval part is convincing.
The second half is refreshing and is the soul to the movie. Director Siva has chosen a plot and conveyed the social message with conviction. He should be appreciated for making a socio fantasy film with clean entertainment backed with social issues. Few scenes need an applause and are heart touching. The songs 'Nijam Cheppu' and 'Athili Chirabara' have been shot well. The entire second half connects well with the audience and the director has balanced it well with sentiment between Jayasudha - Ravi Teja and adequate entertainment between the goons and the protagonist. Raghu Babu is hilarious as Pavithrananda Swamiji and the way he renders 'Dhinka Chika' song evokes laughter from the audience. There are lot of aspects that make you feel laugh, cry and think for a while in 'Daruvu'. However, the climax episode could have been handled better as it drags for a while. Overall, Ravi Teja has scored a winner with 'Daruvu' and the range of the movie depends on how the family audience embraces it.
Ravi Teja has tried something new with 'Daruvu' and the credit should be given to the director Siva for handling it with ease. The narration, screenplay and execution is fantastic and the director being a cinematographer has shot each frame in a grand way. Ravi Teja excelled in both the roles as Bullet Raja and Home Minister Ravindra. What happens when a sarcastic petty thief enters into the soul of a Home Minister? This is where the director should take care and apparently, Siva has depicted it well with convincing narration. There are no traces of a socio fantasy film bombing at box office and with 'Daruvu' the saga continues again.
Ravi Teja carried the movie on his shoulders and his energy levels are incredible. He excelled in all the scenes he was present and his dances, dialogue delivery and ease in fights is fantastic. Tapsee has nothing much to do in Daruvu as she is hardly confined to couple of scenes and songs. Brahmanandam, with his mannerisms and funny dances moments as dance master Vidya Balan is refreshing. Sayaji Shinde, Sushanth Singh played their part well as baddies. Jayasudha has once again delivered a brilliant performance as a dotted mother and she is one of the assets of Daruvu. Satyanarayana, Prabhu and MS Narayana are decent in their pivotal roles.
Cinematography by Vetri is excellent and music, background score by Vijay Anthony is super. The songs 'Nijam Cheppu' and 'Athili Chirabara' stands out as winners in the list. Dialogues are catchy and meaningful. Editing by Gautam Raju is good. Direction by Siva is top notch. Production values of Sri Venkateswara Entertainments are grand.
Ravi Teja and Jayasudha's performance
Slow first half
Daruvu Rating: 3.25/5
Final Word: Watch Daruvu for wonderful entertainment, sentiment and brilliant performance from Ravi Teja and superb direction by Siva.