Cast: Nani, Keerthy Suresh, and others
Director: Srikanth Odela
Producer: Sudhakar Cherukuri
Music: Santosh Narayanan
Natural Star Nani has transformed himself completely for his role in Dasara which looked raw and rustic from the word go. Based on decent expectations, Dasara was released today. Let us check out the review.
The story is set up in the 90s in a small village called Veerlapally. Dharani (Nani), Vennela (Keerthy Suresh), and Suri (Dheekshit Shetty) are childhood buddies in the village where their lives revolve around coal mining and Silk bar. While Dharani and Suri fall for Vennela, Vennela has Suri in mind.
The rest of the story is all about how local politics changed the lives of these three and how their friendship and love gets affected.
This is a completely different character from what Nani played in Ante Sundaraniki and it shows the versatility of the Natural Star. He smoothly transformed himself into Dharani. From the word go, Nani breathes life into the character. We only see the character but not Nani.
Keerthy Suresh too surprise us with the transformation. The mass dance she performs is the highlight of the movie. Deekshith Shetty too impresses us. The trio looks like a perfect casting.
Malayalam actor Shine Tom Chacko who played another important character shines whenever he gets scope. Saikumar and Jhansi are adequate. The others are just fine.
Santosh Narayanan’s music gives us a fresh feel. Be it the song’s composition or the BGM, Santosh has given his best. His sound is unique. Sathyan Sooryan’s cinematography is just brilliant. His frames are superb. He captured the raw and rustic nature neatly. Naveen Nooli’s editing is fine. Action choreography is another department that stands out. The production values are adequate.
Srikanth Odela picked up a raw and rustic film as his first film. He was successful to some extent. He takes his time to get into the proceedings. His narration style is slow which might be a problem for some. But he made sure the characterizations were registered right.
Dasara is a raw and rustic film that is based on emotions. Srikanth Odela picked up love and friendship. He is successful to some extent. The emotions were picked up. The interval bang is a shocker. The intensity prevails. However, the slow narration is a major drawback. Nevertheless, Dasara is a neat rustic and rural drama with brilliant performances and superb technicalities. You can watch it once.