Title: Darshakudu CBFC Rating : U Run-Time : 2 Hrs 15 Mins Release Date : 04-08-2017 Banner : Sukumar Writings Cast : Ashok, Eesha, Poojitha, Noel Music : Sai Kartheek DOP : Praveen Anumolu Producer : Sukumar, BNSCP Vijaya Kumar, Thomas Reddy Aduri, Ravichandra Satti Written, Directed By :Hari Prasad Jakka
A wannabe director Mahesh (Ashok) gets a chance to direct a movie but there is a condition. He has to improve the love track which is deemed essential by the producer. The director Ashok in his search finds Namrata a love interest. How Ashok uses real life experience and incorporates it onto the reel and makes it works? What happens to Mahesh and Namrata relationship due to hundred percent dedication of Mahesh to direction is the basic story of the film.
Ashok is fine in a role that requires very less melodrama. He delivers what is required, to mouth the lines properly written by Sukumar. He does quite an effective job with it. That is the best part about his performance.
Eesha Rebba is superb once again. She has done very few films but in all those films, she has made sure that she leaves a mark performance wise. She was awesome in the few emotional scenes that come in the second half of the movie. Poojitha is shines in the few sequences in second but one feels the character ended abruptly.
Among the rest, Sudarshan, Kedar Shanakar gets well written roles and they all have a scene or two where one is forced to appreciate them for their sincere act.
Goes bit haywire towards the end
Movies about films and filmmaking are rarely made. Even the one’s that comes occasionally are satires and lack serious narrative. With Darshakudu, director Sukumar brings us a subject that dabbles with different issues related to movies and reality. The mixture isn’t that easy to present but director Jakka Hariprasad handles it effectively.
The first half of the movie is neatly built towards a conflict that is a very fresh in nature. How much can one be intrusive or be inspired, be it from true life or vice versa. The interval is a perfect exploitation of that conundrum. But while the conflict is present on paper, the logical reasoning towards emotions nullifies the very basic emotion it is trying to build
The second half takes on the above mentioned point and expands it further but the result isn’t always that satisfying as it should. Still, there are few solid scenes that come from time to time which makes one glued to the proceedings. The last few minutes could have been better executed, though.
Music and background score is alright. The cinematography by Praveen Anumolu is good. Editing is fine. Sukumar is in excellent form as writer. Production values are terrific for a small film.
Bottom-line: Sukumar’s Logical Brilliance
Rating: 2.75 / 5