Film: Dongala Mutha
Starring: Ravi Teja,Charmi,Prakash Raj,Lakshmi Manchu,Subba Raju,Brahmanandam,Supreet
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Producer: Kiran Kumar Koneru
Banner: Sreya Productions
Music: Amar Mohle
Dongala Mutha Story:
A couple Sudheer(Ravi Teja) and Rani(Charmee) on their way to Rani’s friend marriage reaches an abandoned resort as their car breaks down, and finds the place dirty and the people around(Subba Raju, Supreet and Brahmaji) suspicious who kidnapped a business man Narayana Murthy(Brahmanadam) and kept in the same resort. How Sudheer saved themselves and Narayana murthy from Munna bhai (Prakash Raj) and gang with the help of a police inspector Shiva (Lakshmi Manchu) is the story. What is the reason behind locking them in the resort? Will Sudheer and Rani escape from the resort? If escaped will they have a happy ending forms the rest of the story.
Ravi Teja as Sudheer suited the role and did extremely well in combination episodes with Charmi. Regularly Ravi Teja will be seen in the roles of next door guy in his movies but in performing a serious kind of role he really excelled.
Charmi is as usual bubbly and looked glamorous. Her facial expressions exactly reflect the fear and anxiety that the film of such genre needs. Charmi is apt in her role effortlessly and gave an extremely natural performance.
Prakash Raj turns in a cool show as the suave cop who unveils the mystery by collecting the clues. His role in Dongala Mutha would be another memorable minuscule role in his career like that of Anthahpuram.
Lakshmi Manchu with her first film itself was showered with praises. Though her role is limited she performed well.
Brahmanadam and Sunil showed their talent again. Both of them were is hilarious with their portrayal and were just great.
Subbaraju performed well within the scope of his role. Brahmaji gets a sensible and a good role in the film while Supreet did complete justice. All three of them maintained the suspense factor well.
Ram Gopal Varma’s main intention in making this film is to let the people know that a film can be made with even small budget and less number of days. RGV has come up with a unique thought of making a film in five days, need to see whether the film runs for atleast five days. The film is being shot using Cannon 5D still camera, which caught the visuals excellently. The technical brilliance of RGV should be appreciated as the frame to frame has been shot crystal clearly. Cinematography and Editing is by FX School and VFX @ FX is okay. Music has nothing to be mentioned.
Dongala Mutha doesn’t carry any content which is appealing. The first half of the film is good but the second half is pathetic and boring. However, the movie will be watched only for his technicalities, otherwise nothing is found interesting in the film.
Quick Take: 5 days making, will surely run for 5 days