Sundeep Kishan, who is basking on the success of his recent release Venkatadri Express, is back with his next D for Dopidi (DFD) outing even before the completion of his last release in the theatres. Its trailers and posters have created lot of curiosity among the film goers. The movie has an interesting screenplay with a high entertainment quotient, but the nagging narration mars the beauty of the film.
D for Dopidi is a crime comedy and lead actors' performances are the main highlights of the film. Siraj Kalla's screenplay and dialogues, Mahesh Shankar's background music, Lucasz' Cinematography, good comedy scenes and actor Nani's voice over are other attractions of the flick. The poorly handled robbery scenes and slow-paced narration are the big drawbacks of the movie.
Director Siraj Kalla has a simple heist drama that revolves around the story of four immature guys, who rob a bank to fulfill their needs. Except for the first 20 minutes, the entire movie happens in a single locations - bank. Although the screenplay lacks enough amount of twists and turns, the director has managed to keep the audience engaged. His screenplay is one of the big assets of the movie.
Siraj Kalla has included some comedy scenes in the first half of D for Dopidi, which engage and entertain audience. But the movie has very dragging narration in the second half. Since entire movie happens in single place, the director has struggled hard to maintain the pace, but he fails to engage the viewers. Continue to read D for Dopidi movie review in the slideshow.
Raju (Sundeep Kishan), Vicky (Varun Sandesh), Harish (Naveen) and Bannu (Rakesh) are good friends, who are badly in need of money. They plan to rob a bank to cater to their needs. Wearing masks and carrying fake guns, they enter a bank and take the money. But when they are about to escape, unexpected entry of police lands them in problem. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
Lead Actors' Performances
As playboy, Varun Sandesh has delivered a brilliant performance, which can be said as best till date. As the leader of team, Sundeep Kishan has done his best in the movie D for Dopidi. Rakesh and Naveen have also done justice to their roles. Overall, all the four lead actors have given a top-notch performances, which are the main attractions in the film.
Supporting Cast In DFD
Deva Katta, who is making his acting debut with this film, appears as an IPS officer and he has lived in his character to perfection. Tanikella Bharani's presence is another big highlight in the film. who is assigned to take care of hostage situation. He is pretty good. Melanie, Rishi Muvva, Raj Pippalla, Fish Venkat and others have also done justice to their respective roles.
DFD Technical Values
D for Dopidi has decent production values. Mahesh Shankar's background music is superb and is the main attraction in the technical front. Lukasz Pruchnik's cinematography is also a big asset of the film. Dharmendra Kakarala's editing could have been more commendable, if he had trimmed the dragging scenes in the second half.
D for Dopidi Verdict
Overall, D for Dopidi is a a good comedy entertainer and a more engrossing second half could have made it better watch. It is a Christmas treat for comedy lovers. Go and enjoy it this weekend.
DFD Production Team
Producers: Raj Nidimoru, Krishna DK, Nani and Dil Raju
Director: Siraj Kalla
Cast: Varun Sandesh, Sundeep Kishan, Naveen, Rakesh, Melanie Kannokada, Tanikella Bharani, Deva Katta, Rishi Muvva, Raj Pippalla, Fish Venkat, Hema and Pruthvi
Music: Mahesh Shankar, Sanchin, Jigar
Cameraman: Lukasz Pruchnik
Release date: 25 December 2013