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Dookudu Movie Review - Dookudu Telugu movie Review - Dookudu Review:  Mahesh Babu's Dookudu movie is coming exactly one year after Kaleja. With soaring expectations, Dookudu is coming with highest number of prints in Mahesh's career......

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Mahesh Babu , Samantha

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Dookudu Movie Review - Dookudu Telugu movie Review - Dookudu Review:  Mahesh Babu's Dookudu movie is coming exactly one year after Kaleja. With soaring expectations, Dookudu is coming with highest number of prints in Mahesh's career. So let's check out Dookudu Telugu movie review.


Shankar Narayana (Prakash Raj) is a big mass leader living along with his son Ajay (Mahesh Babu). This big family gets a jolt when Shankar Narayana dies in an accident.  When Ajay grew up as an IPS officer, he comes to know about the conspiracy behind his father's murder plot and tries to take vengeance against all those who planned for it. Part of his operation also includes visiting Turkey where he'll get smitten by Prashanthi (Samantha). How Ajay sets up things for his father Shankar Narayana, and his antics to discover the hidden truth behind the murder plot of ground remains to be seen on the silver screen.

Analysis :

Mahesh Babu's Dookudu turns out to be a decent entertainer after coming up with thunderous expectations. In a way, Dookudu movie is a let down in the form of weak script, dragging second half and lack of killer and power packed scenes. Director Seenu Vaitla could not engage the audience with his gripping narration and we could see Mahesh Babu's ballyhoo dominating the script, at times. Seenu Vaitla once again brings glimpses from the movies like Dhee, Ready, etc and was trying to weave a family drama amid emotions and action. He however manages to steal the show with his strong point – comedy.
Mahesh Babu characterization is pretty alright but he continues the same dialogue delivery format which he used in Kaleja. Trying to create humor during normal conversations. The content was not properly packed particularly the romance track between Mahesh Babu and Samantha. Their on-screen chemistry was not sizzling and  it was not in sync with the content. On the flip side, the screenplay has a lot of do with . Some times, Mahesh Babu will be shown as a cop in his elements and the very next scene you'd see his emotional side. This is evident right throughout the film which made the movie lose out on connecting drama aspect.
So what makes this simple revenge drama enjoyable is the treatment if sub plots. Not the best, but certainly enough to create some comedy for the masses, particularly towards the second half. Seenu Vytla’s forte has always been his comedy timing and he once again ensured that he has filled the entire film with entertainment in the form of Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, etc. Without Brahmi, guess the movie would have been a debacle but even then, Seenu Vaitla could not extract the best out of Brahmanandam.

TeluguOne Perspective :

Seenu Vailta was heavily relying on Mahesh Babu's stardom and in the process, could not spin a riveting anecdote. Its the comedy part of Brahmanandam and MS Narayana that hogs the limelight during the second half. And Seenu Vaitla made Mahesh Babu an integral part of this comedy package and have bypassed the real build up and tempo towards the climax of the movie. The revenge drama became light as the movie progressed and in fact, turned into a lighter vein act.
The comedy in the movie is very fresh and the intertwining of ideas. The concept of creating drama and humor with 'reality show' was unique and Brahmanandam and MS Narayana keep the audience laughing all the while. The movie moves well in the first half and drags a bit towards the second half. Dookudu movie is not a flawless script but Seenu Vaitla has managed to put up a decent show and has rescued the movie with his comedy tinge and pulsation.  Mahesh Babu's Dookudu promises plenty but could not afford so much as the movie is a brooding one based on love and violence interspersed in interesting combination. The old world of Hyderabad, the dark streets of Mumbai paved with blood and guts provide an intriguing backdrop – all building up for Mahesh Babu's characterization.

Plus Points
MS Narayana and Brahmanandam Comedy
Mahesh Babu's dialogues
Cinematography and songs

Minus Points
Weak screenplay
dragging second half
Lack of tempo


Mahesh Babu comes up with a good performance (I expected much more). He has put on some weight and looks chubby in certain scenes and even tries to dance for some tunes – much to the fan fare delight. His cop looks are stunning.
Samantha is just a waste in the movie. Looks like Seenu Vaitla has decided to use her only for the songs and stuff.

Brahmanandam steals the show. He shoulders the entire second half of the movie along with MS Narayana. Both, with their comedy timing and performance, made the movie entertaining and left something for the audience to cheer. Prakash Raj is at his usual best. Shiyaji Shinde, Sonu Sood, Kota, Dharmavarapu are all good.


SS Thaman's background score is enthralling and his numbers are also very good. Editor MR Varma needs to do a lot of work as he should have had edited the second half better.  Gopi Mohan's story is very interesting but Seenu Vaitla could not utilize such a script. Prasad Murella's camera work has been very quite brilliant. His camera angles and shot selection was very impressive.

Final Word

Mahesh Babu's Dookudu movie review promised a lot but in the end manages a decent show, if not for all the hoopla! Dookudu review and talk might not immediately affect the movie's run at the box office since there's no immediate film countering this release!

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