Dasara Review, Nani Delivers career best Raw Action Feast

on Mar 30, 2023

Nani Delivers career best Raw Action Feast

Natural star Nani much awaited Dasara hit the big screens today. The efforts of Nani created huge expectations on the movie and let's find out does it reach the expectations and excitement.



Dasara story centres around Silk Bar in Veerlapally village in Godhavarikhani. Dharani (Nani), Soori (Dheekshith Shetty) Vennela (Keerthy Suresh) are childhood friends. Everyone in the village addicted to alcohol. Chinna Nambi (Shine Tom Chacko), son of Shivanna (Samuthirakani) is elected as the Sarpanch and he looks after the Silk Bar. Rajanna (Sai Kumar) helps Soori and his friends in a case and they elect him as their Sarpanch. After this, someone kills Soori on the night of his wedding with Vennela. Who killed Soori? What’s the future of Vennela? What did Dharani do then? All the questions are answered in the film.



Nani is one gem of an actor and proved it umpteen times. In Dasara, Nani reinvented himself and we see only Dharani from beginning to end. Undoubtedly Dasara remains Nani’s best performance so far. From the accent and appearance to emotional scenes and action sequences, Nani excelled in each and every frame. There are many highlight scenes of Nani where he snatches the show with his onscreen brilliance and especially in action. 


Keerthy Suresh’s acting prowess could be seen alongside the scenes with Nani. Deekshith Shetty gives an exciting act matching Nani and Keerthy Suresh. In other actors, Sai Kumar and Samthurakani get very limited roles and they did fine. The friends’ gang of Dharani is good. Shine Tom Chacko looked ordinary and could have been more ruthless and powerful.


Technical Aspects:

Srikanth Odela comes up with a routine story that has commercial elements to entertain mass audiences only. Music director Santhosh Narayanan gives addictive score and songs music that uplifts many scenes in the film. Sathyan Sooryan is terrific in his work. His camerawork, especially during the night scenes, looks quite rich. Editing should have been better and the editor Naveen Nooli should have trimmed many scenes in the second half to make Dasara an engaging fare. Production values are top-notch. The screenplay is good. Chamkeela Angeelesi song is impressive in every bit.





Action Scenes


Climax action set piece

Background music



Slow narration in some parts

Straightforward story



The first half of the movie builds the premise with more of the friendship between Nani and Dharani. The pace falls down most of the time in the first half until the pre-interval. The story keeps moving but there are places where it gives the dragged feel. The pre-interval block twist is a surprise and that particular shot is sure to leave an impact. The interval block sets the right arena for the second half. The second half has its own lows and highs. The emotions play high most of the time than the plot twists do. A Dasara-like film from a new director is promising.


The authentic taking and captivating performances from the lead actors work well for Dasara, but the story has too many concepts to be dealt with. The concepts of friendship, caste, and political gamble later get overshadowed by love and then lust. Dharani’s forgetfulness and courage when he gets drunk is a motif the director had been carrying from the start.


Coming to the presentation, the director maintained the theme and setting effectively from start till the end. The dark-lit setting and the minute details like party symbols changing in Silk Smitha’s painting do not let the audience deviate from the setting. The villain character appears flat where it should be intense and powerful. While the other lead cast is performing top-notch, the villain character appears weak and inferior mostly. Only the director knows if the characterization is intentional.


The climax of Dasara is one that steals the show. It is a never-before action-packed massacre from Nani and he appears monstrous with a weapon in hand. Overall, Dasara has a common story with an emotional ride and a blend of massive action in parts, but it is Nani’s never before performance that makes this Dasaraw.



On the whole, Dasara is a gritty action drama that has Nani’s outstanding performance. He shouldered the film all the way. Keerthy Suresh, Dheekshith Shetty and Shine Tom Chacko also performed well. The film is quite good technically. Barring a few laggy portions in the second half, the film is a perfect choice to enjoy the weekend.


The film stars Keerthy Suresh and Deekshith in lead roles. Directed by Srikanth Odela, this movie is produced by Sudhakar Cherukuri under the banner of Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Cinemas and Santosh Narayanan has given music for it.


Starring: Nani, Keerthy Suresh, Deekshith Shetty, Sai Kumar, Shine Tom Chacko, Samuthirakani, Purnaa, Zarina Wahab


Director: Srikanth Odela


Producers: Sudhakar Cherukuri


Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan


Cinematography: Sathyan Sooryan


Editor: Naveen Nooli

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