Musician-turned-comedian Sadhu Kokila, who has earlier directed hit Kannada movie like Suntargali, is now back with his next directorial venture Devru. This time, he has done nothing but added another movie to the list of remake and rowdyism movies. Producer Rockline Venkatesh has claimed Devru as a remake of Mohanlal’s Malayalam film Abhimanyu, but it is clear that the movie owes a lot to Tamil version Thalai Nagaram.
Although director Sadhu Kokila has been very honest to the Tamil version, he has put lot of brain and labour in making it look different from the original. He has recreated all commercial elements like action, revenge, sentiment, comedy and glamour songs according to the taste of Kannada audience. But it seems that all his elements have failed to lure audiences and let Duniya Vijay become the showman of the movie Devru once again after the movies like Taakat and Junglee.
The movie Devru revolves around the life of underworld dons and rowdies and their relationship with politicians and policemen. The first half of the movie is interesting with some credible sequences. Although the second half is a little boring, the climax makes the audiences tighten their seat belts.