Devadas (2018 film)

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Devdas
Devadas (2018) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySriram Adittya T
Produced byC. Ashwini Dutt
StarringNagarjuna Akkineni
Nani
Rashmika Mandanna
Aakanksha Singh
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyShamdat
Edited byPrawin Pudi
Production
company
Distributed byViacom18 Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 27 September 2018 (2018-09-27)
Running time
159 mins[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Budget20 crore[2]
Box officeest. 50 crore[3]

Devadas is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language action comedy film produced by C. Ashwini Dutt under Vyjayanthi Movies banner and directed by Sriram Adittya. The film stars Nagarjuna Akkineni, Nani, Aakanksha Singh, Rashmika Mandanna and music composed by Mani Sharma. It was released on 27 September 2018.[4]

Plot[edit]

Das (Nani) is a talented, honest doctor who gets kicked out of a corporate hospital after changing a senior doctor's prescription while treating a patient. He starts working at a private clinic near his brother Mohan's (Naresh) pharmacy. Meanwhile, Deva (Nagarjuna Akkineni) is a dreaded don who is on the run. During a gunfight with his enemies, Deva is shot and reaches Das’ hospital and gets treated by Das. This small meeting between Deva and Das turns into a deep friendship. As time passes, one crucial incident regarding Deva and his mafia background causes a rift in the friendship. In the climax, Deva learns to change his ways, and the two friends are last seen together on a boat with their respective girlfriends.

Cast[edit]

Principal cast
Supporting cast

Production[edit]

Devdas was the first film to be shot in Hyderabad Metro.[5][6]

Soundtrack[edit]

The film's music was composed by Mani Sharma and on Aditya Music label. The Audio launch was held on 21 September 2018, on the occasion of legendary ANR's birthday anniversary between in the presence of industry stalwarts.[7] Sify termed the album lackluster, stating that although "Vaaru Veeru", "Chettu Kinda Doctor", and "Emo Emo" were good songs, the rest were lacking when it came to Mani Sharma's expectations.[8]

Devadas
Soundtrack album by
Released
  • 21 September 2018 (2018-09-21)
Recorded2018
GenreSoundtrack
Length29:16
LabelAditya Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Ee Maya Peremito
(2018)
Devadas
(2018)
Track-List
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Vaaru Veeru"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryAnurag Kulkarni, Anjana Sowmya4:26
2."Chettu Kinda Doctor"Ramajogayya SastryPadmalatha5:10
3."Laka Laka Lakumikara"Ramajogayya SastryAnurag Kulkarni, Sri Krishna4:53
4."Hey Babu"Ramajogayya SastryKarthik, Ramya Behara5:00
5."Emo Emo"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryvSid Sriram, Ramya Behara4:26
6."Manasedo Vethukuthu Undi"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryYazin Nizar, Anurag Kulkarni5:21
Total length:29:16

Critical reception[edit]

Times Of India rated the film 3.5 stars and said, "Devadas certainly has its moments with some cracking humour and solid performances by its two stars. A tad too long, with some avoidable melodrama and a weak climax prove to be troublesome, but it doesn't take it away from a hilarious first half which makes it worth your while. If you're somebody who enjoys Nani's brand of humour - Devadas is a must-watch."[9]

The News Minute wrote, "All this leaves you wishing that the director, for a brief moment, had realised the pot of gold he had at his disposal. It displays a certain brash level of amateurishness if your actual comedians in the movie, the sidekicks, almost get as much screen time as your protagonists. Food for thought! So, if you want to watch a comedy featuring Nani, watch it. Don’t watch if you are hoping for an ‘action’ comedy."[10]

Greatandhra gave the film 2.75 stars and wrote, "While it’s not preachy, the film surely gets a tad bit tiresome in the second half, especially since the director kind of restraints himself from making an out-and-out over the top film with loads of comic capers."[11]

Sify gave the film three stars and stated that "DevaDas has a not-so-engaging story. But the comedy works very well in the first half. The second half falters with many dull moments. A violent don becoming a good man is an oversimplification. Nice technical output needs a pat."[12]

The Hindu criticized the film for poorly etched characters and wrote, "Despite all this, if Devadas holds attention, it’s because Sriram Adittya knows how to utilise its two leading actors and serve up plenty of fun moments. In the end, he gets Deva and Das to look at life from each other’s perspectives with some melodrama."[13]

Deccan Chronicle gave the film three stars and said that it was "Nag and Nani's show all the way".[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DEVADAS – British Board of Film Classification". www.bbfc.co.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  2. ^ Hooli, Shekhar H. (2 October 2018). "Devadas box office collection 5-day: Nagarjuna-Nani starrer crosses Rs 30 crore mark worldwide". International Business Times, India Edition. Archived from the original on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Devadas Latest Box Office Collections Report". The Hans India. 14 October 2018. Archived from the original on 19 January 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Nagaruna and Nani-starrer Devadasu gets a release date – Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Nani- Akkineni Nagarjuna starrer is the first film to be shot in Hyderabad Metro".
  6. ^ "Nagarjuna-Nani starrer becomes first film to shoot in Hyd metro".
  7. ^ "Devadas (Audio launch)". Filmibeat. Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Devadas Music Review: Lacklustre album". Sify. Archived from the original on 31 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Devadas Movie Review {3.5/5}: The Deva and Das show is thoroughly entertaining". Archived from the original on 16 January 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  10. ^ "Devadas review". www.thenewsminute.com. Archived from the original on 30 January 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  11. ^ Venkat (27 September 2018). "Devadas, Devadas Movie Review, Devadas Rating, Devadas Telugu Review". greatandhra.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Review : DevaDas Review: An interesting first-half (2018)". www.sify.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  13. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (27 September 2018). "'Devadas' review: The N factor". Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019 – via www.thehindu.com.
  14. ^ kavirayani, suresh (30 September 2018). "Devadas movie review: It's Nag and Nani show completely". Deccan Chronicle. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.

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