Naga Chaitanya, who made his debut with Josh, miserably failed to impress the audience in his first movie. However, he donned the lover boy roles in his next films like Ye Maya Chesave and 100% Love and added two consecutive hits to his credit. In a bid to change his image of a chocolate boy, he opted to try his hand in an action film and signed Dhada. This decision has resulted in at a failure and him dissuaded him from getting a hat-trick. Read on for Dhada review.
Vishwa (Chaitu) is brought up by his brother Rajiv (Sriram) and his wife (Sameeksha).Rajiv,who gets a job with a realtor (Tanikella Bharani), marries his daughter. However, Rajiv gets in the cobweb of mafia don RD (Rahul Dev), who forces Rajiv to kill his father-in-law. Later, Rajiv is forced to work with RD. Meanwhile, Vishwa completes his graduation abroad and plans to return to India. Accidentally, he meets Ria (Kajal Aggarwal) and falls in love at first sight. Ria is the daughter of a business magnet (Mukesh Rushi), who wants to marry Ria with another business tycoon. Vishwa"s entry to her life brings smiles on her face.
At this juncture, Vishwa saves 100 girls, who were being abducted, from the hands of RD"s brother and this causes a loss of Rs 100 crore to RD. To avoid the wrath of another mafia don Kelly (Kelly Dorge), RD kills Kelly"s brother. In turn, Kelly too kills RD"s brother. Now, RD is in search of Vishwa, who was responsible for the death of his brother and Rs 100 crore loss.
On the other hand, Ria tells her father that she is in love with Vishwa. Will her father accept their love? How RD seeks revenge again Vishwa? How Vishwa win his love and brings out his brother from the mafia cobweb? Answers to these questions should be seen on-screen.
Naga Chaitanya has tried his best to appear with toned up muscles and excel in action scenes. However, mere show of muscles has failed serve the purpose, as he has a very lean body and the action scenes appeared to be too cinematic. This time, Chaitu has tried to shake his legs in a different way. However, he still has to improve his body language and dialogue modulation, as the dialogue delivery lacked punch. Kajal Aggarwal looked stylish and glamorous in the film. However, she has a very less scope for performance. In fact, it is Rahul Dev, who dominates others with his performance. Mukesh Rushi is adequate and Kelly Dorge is wasted. Sriram has done a neat job. Comedy by Brahmanandam, Ali, Venumadhav, Uttej and others have failed to evoke any laughs.
Behind the camera, Devisri Prasad has given some interesting tunes but there is nothing new in the music. Background score is also average. Cinematography by Gnanasekhar is okay and he has perfectly captured the beautiful locales of Hong Kong, Malaysia and the US. In fact the filming is a visual brilliance. The wardrobe selection of Kajal Aggarwalis noteworthy. Editing by Dharmendra is adequate, as he could not do anything in the absence of proper script and screenplay. The entire blame for the poor presentation of the film should go to director Ajay Bhuyan. He has failed to pen a perfect script. Moreover, the screenplay is quite haphazard and is not knitted well. The director has failed to fill emotions in the characters and the family sentiment too is not properly gelled among the characters. Instead of trying to give a rich look to the film, he should have concentrated on the characters. The climax is a big drama and very cinematic.
Watch the film to have a glimpse of foreign locales as it gives you a feel of visiting abroad. But for a couple of action scenes, and the dancing steps in the first song, the film has nothing much to offer.
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Kajal Agarwal, Sriram, Sameeksha, Brahmanandam, Rahul Dev, Mukesh Rushi and Kelly Dorge, Tanikella Bharani, Ali, Uttej, Venumadhav, Satya Krishnan and others.
Credits: Dialogues – Abburi Ravi, Cinematography – Gnana Sekhar VS, Editing –Dharmendra Kakarala, Music – Devisri Prasad, Producer – Sivaprasada Reddy, Story, screenplay and direction – Ajay Bhuyan,
Banner: Sri Kamakshi Enterprises
Released on: August 11, 2011