Dalam is an action thriller with a good entertainment quotient. Naveen and Kishore's performances are big attractions in the film. Jeevan Reddy script and dialogues, Dhanraj and Krishnudu's comedy, beautiful picturisation, James Vasantha's background score and some emotional moments are its other highlights. The slow-placed narration in the second half and unconventional climax might disappoint the film goers. James' uninteresting songs are big drawbacks of the film.
Besides direction, Jeevan Reddy, the protege of Ram Gopal Varma, has penned story, screenplay and dialogues for Dalam. He succeeds in all these departments. He has chosen a unique story, which is set in the backdrop of naxal fight. He has brought out the subject neatly on screen. If he had done a bit more of research as far as the script is concerned, the film could have been the finest piece.
Dalam has a very entertaining first half, which keeps you glued to the screen with its fast-paced narration, a few good dialogues, some funny and emotional moments. The movie falls flat in the second half due to dragging narration. The climax is different and a bit unconventional, but it is not known how the Telugu audience will receive it.
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