Telugu movie Don Seenu has been released today and it is a typical Ravi Teja's film. Gopichand Malineni's debut directional movie has all the ingredients of entertainment. Shreya Saran is also back with full-fledged role in Telugu screen after five long years and the movie also marks the debut of Anjana Sukhani in Telugu film industry. Read on for the review.
Seenu (Ravi Teja) is a big fan of Amitabh Bachchan and adores his film Don a lot. He always wanted to be called as 'Don Seenu" and never answer anyone who calls him Seenu. He runs away from his house as his stepmother (Sudha) wanted him to join in a hostel. However, a film operator of a theatre and his daughter Lakshmi (Kasturi) give him shelter and get him educated till his Class X. At this juncture, Narsing (Srihari) falls in love with Lakshmi against the wishes of his father (Vijayaranga Raju). So he manages Narsing"s close friend Machiraju (Sayaji Shinde) and makes Machiraju believe that Lakshmi was eloping with him. This makes Narsing to desert Lakshmi. This also widens the gap between both the friends Narsing and Machiraju, who settle as land mafia dons in Hyderabad
Later, Narsing wins the confidence of Mukesh Duggal (Mahesh Manjrekar),a big mafia don in Dubai. Machiraju could not match himself with Narsing, but always imitates Narsing right from reading newspapers to joining his sister in a German college. In order to beat Narsing, Machiraju takes the help of Don Seenu and sends him to Germany to win the heart of Narsing"s sister. However, Seenu falls in love with Machiraju"s sister Deepti (Shreya). What happens next should be seen on screen.
Ravi Teja has given energetic performance as usual. He has maintained the perfect comedy timing and showed lots of ease in action scenes as well as in dances. His dialogue delivery is perfect and with the story being tailor-made for him, he has given excellent performance in the film. Shreya is another asset for the movie. It is a treat to watch her on screen with her sexy costumes. Nonetheless, she even stoles the show with her acting skills. Anjana Sukhani, who made her debut with this film is okay. Though not glamorous on par with Shreya. Srihari has almost replayed his role of the film Dhee. Sayaji Shinde has done justice to his role as a villain. Mahesh Manjrekar is also okay as Dubai Don, but his character was not etched well.
Though the film is quite entertaining, the story of the film is pretty old and easily predictable. The audiences get a feel of watching bits and pieces of the films like Kick, Dubai Seenu, Dhee and Bujjigadu. However, the director"s ability in giving a twist during the interval has given a fresh feel. The cinematography is okay. Editing is poor as there are many scenes which could be trimmed. In fact, the length of the film is also very long when compared to films of present times. Another drawback of the film is the music by Manisharma. But for a couple of songs (like the title song and Raja Raja Ravi Teja), none of the tunes are impressive. However, the background score is a little bit okay. Screenplay is jarring, but it was bearable due to the grip maintained by the director on the story. The climax could have been better.
In a nuttshell,the Don Seenu is a typical Ravi Teja film as it has all the ingredients that the audiences expect from Ravi Teja"s film. Can be watched once for the energetic performance of Ravi Teja, Shreya"s glamour, witty dialogues by Kona Venkat and impressive narration.
Cast: Ravi Teja, Srihari, Shreya, Anjana Sukhani, Sayaji Shinde, Mahesh Manjrekar, Brahmanandam, Ali, Venumadhav, Raghubabu, Viswanath Kasi, Vijayaranga Raju, Brahmaji, Surya, Kasturi, Surekha Vani, Sudha, and others
Credits: Music – Mani Sharma, Dialogues – Kona Venkat, Cinematography – Sameer Reddy, Editing – Gautham Raju, Presenter – K Achireddy, Producer – Venkat, Screenplay, direction – Malineni Gopichand
Banner: RR Movie Makers
Released on: August 6, 2010