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Damaal Dumeel Review

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Vaibhav Reddy has been part of some interesting projects in the recent years. Not only in Tamil, he has also featured in some Telugu projects. Now, the budding star is returning with Damaal Dumeel.

There is no big name in the cast or crew. But people have expectations from this film too, as films made with minimal budget and young team in the recent years have impressed Tamil audience.

Damaal Dumeel is directed by Shree and produced by CJ Jayakumar. Sayaji Shinde, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Charle, Manobala, Venkat and others are in the cast. It has Edwin Sakay's cinematography and S Thaman's music. Now, let us see what the film has to offer. Read on for the movie review...

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Damaal Dumeel is a neatly made comedy thriller. In spite of losing grip on screenplay at parts, the director has written an engaging flick. Notable point is that the film gives you an experience of watching Hollywood films. Like English films, it is short and up to the point. No beating-around-the-bush kind of scenes.

Manikandan changes his name to Moneykandan to change his fortunes. He works in a software firm and earns a good money. He has a sister for whom he is in search of a good boy from a dignified family. The hero also has a girlfriend (Remya Nambeesan) and he could not have asked for a better life than this! When everything appear like going smooth, the story takes a twist.


The recession forces his company to sack him from the job and suddenly his life is changed. But his life becomes more complex when he finds a box, which has five crore rupees in it. There are two parties behind and it belongs to Ilavarasu (Kota Srinivas Rao) and Kamatchi Sundaram (Sayaji Shinde). Continue reading the review on the slideshow...

Story Continues

Initially, Moneykandan thoughts of leaving the country with the money. But soon he realises that it is not possible. Now, it is a triangular game for the money. What happens next is the interesting part of the story.

Biggest Plus Point

The biggest plus point of Damaal Dumeel is its run time, which is close to two hours. The pace of the story adds value to the project.

Story Analysis

The thrilling story is backed with occasional comedies. In total, the young director has written a wonderful story.


Well, Damaal Dumeel has its own share of drawbacks. The huge disappointment for audience is its climax, which is a big let down. Adding to it woes, the stereotype scenes at parts doesn't fit such films.

Vaibhav Performance

Vaibhav is truly growing as an actor and you could see those signs in Damaal Dumeel. His sense of humour will be appreciated.

Ramya Nambeesan

Ramya Nambeesan doesn't have a big role but her character has importance.

Others' Performance

Others like Kota Srinivasa Rao and Sayaji Shinde have done justice to their roles. Their side-kicks are impressive.


Technically, the film has song good songs. 'Dumeel' and 'Saga saga' are our picks. Background score by Imman is good.


Edwin Sakay's cinematography is neat and Paramesh Krishna's editing stands out of all technical departments.


Verdict: Damaal Dumeel is yet another well-made thriller by the young team. Watch it if you are a fan of this genre.

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