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Directed by : Nani Krishna

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Devaraya is a social-fantasy in which Srikanth appears as a king and Meenakshi Dixit plays the female lead.


“A socio-fantasy movie with gaudy costumes, inconsistent scenes, inane dialogues and bitter masala you can't digest. Skip it.”

Devaraya Audience Review


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Dorababu (Srikanth) is a spoilt rich kid in an East Godavari village. Dorababu and his friends spend their time gambling, drinking or helping Dorababu with his flirtations. The friends are the usual set of village vagabond clichxe9s with a few senior artists, not like they can get all seniors, like in a Star's film; the budgets are restraining the scope of these cinematic wonders.

Swapna (played by Vidisha), a city girl who came home for the holidays falls on Dorababu's radar, but, for the first time he realizes the motherly nature (ammathanam) of a woman when with her, which somehow is a hint at him loving her. They end up at a temple in ruins by interval time and the film with its shameless Magadheera imitation moves to the story of Sri Krishna Devarraya and the dancer he loved (Sunanda played by Meenakshi Dikshit).

Now, Dorababu isn't just a rich brat, he is the body the soul of Devarraya chose to enter so that he can finish something that will silence the Aghoras in the Godavari district.

Got it all sorted

Many of our filmmakers suffer (with commercial failure) because of the illusion that they've got it all sorted, beginning with the writing technique which is based around a single scene. Almost half our film's scripts are random fills of over exploited comedy clichxe9s and the inevitable love story to provide cue to songs. An essential exercise to earn their right to shoot the epic period parts full of bad wigs.


With more and more Telugu movies starring people who do not speak the language, somebody like Srikanth can be a relief in the light hearted scenes. However, playing Devarraya and having to deal with the powerful (because the writer heard them in other Telugu period flashbacks) lines which were supposed to be the highlight make you giggle as Srikanth finds it hard to find a place for his hands.

The film fails on the more basic levels. Sunanda dancing in the King's court does a mix of Indian classical dance with occasional item song close ups full of eros.

A film from the popular school of 'GRANDIOSE = MORE ROSE PETALS'.