Pooja Gandhi's Kannada movie Dandupalya, which is about an infamous crime gang that spread terror in and around Bangalore in late 90s, was released a few months ago and has proved to be a big commercial success at the Karnataka Box Office. Now, Director Srinivasa Raju has brought the Telugu version Dandupalyam, which will surely impress Telugu audience too.
Dandupalyam is a crime thriller and Pooja Gandhi's daring performance is the main attraction in the movie. Srinivasa Raju's screenplay and dialogues, Arjun Janya's music and background score, Venkat Prasad's picturisation are its other highlights. The main drawback of the film is that it has too much of gory and melodramatic elements.
The movie, which does not have hero or heroine is a realistic film based on a gang of 11 members from Dandupalyam. This gang members are antagonists of the society and they go about their job of raping, killing and looting. They are not bothered to cut a throat of a person, even for small gains. The film tries to showcase the barbarous crimes that had happened in 1990s.
Their method of operation is very simple. A woman from the gang finds a right house for the robbery where lone or elderly reside and visits the house asking for water. When the resident goes in to bring the same, the gang members enter the house. They attack, gang rape and murder them and rob money and valuables.
A pregnant woman (Nisha Kothari) along with her mother-in-law is murdered brutally. This incident is followed by killing of another family consisting a mother and her two children. The Police department wakes up and PSI Chalapathi (Ravishankar) takes up the challenge to crack the crime acts. Will he be successful in catching them? If Yes, how he does? What will happen later? Answers to all these question should be seen on screen.