Title: Ori Devuda
CBFC Rating : UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 27 Min
Release Date: 21-10-2022
Banner: PVP Movies, SVC Banner
Cast: Vishwak Sen, Mithila Palkar, Asha Bhat and Venkatesh
Music: Leon James
Cinematography: Vidhu Ayyanna
Producers: Pearl V Potluri, Param V Potluri
Written & Directed By: Ashwatha Marimuthu
Arjun Durgaraju (Vishwak Sen) and Anu Paulraj (Mithila Palkar) are childhood friends who get married. Arjun didn’t get adjusted to Anu as he sees her more like a friend than a wife. Both get differences due to Meera (Asha Bhat) who happened to be senior to Arjun during his school days. Arjun and Anu decided to part ways with a legal divorce. But, out of nowhere Arjun gets a second chance to reset his decision of getting married to Anu. What did he do? Who gave him a second chance? forms the rest of the story
Vishwak Sen carried the entire film effortlessly but he made it look so easy. He portrayed different emotions effectively. This showcases his maturity in acting. Ori Devuda marks his career-best performance. Venkatesh in a special role appears more often during the first half. He carried his role with aura and made it more pleasing with his unique timing.
Mithila Palkar looks girl next door but emotes well during key scenes. Her scenes with Vishwak Sen in the second half are very good. Asha Bhat looks good and she is adequate in her role. Ashwin Kakumanu who played the role of friend to lead pair did very well. Murali Sharma, Rahul Ramakrishna, Nagineedu, and others played their roles accordingly.
Venkatesh’s Special Apprearance
Rich Technical Values
Slow Pace at times
‘Ori Devuda’ Written and Directed by Ashwath Marimuthu has an interesting story for a rom-com. Adding a fantasy element to it made it unique. The film gets into the story very quickly without introducing the characters properly. As things go at a fast pace we don’t feel bored as well as engaged too. But, the frustration and friction between the characters are neatly executed. The interval bang raises curiosity.
The second half is about Hero realizing his mistakes and showcasing the story from a different perspective. The actual story happens in the second half with a lot of emotions on display. Some scenes even felt like dragging more than required. Venkatesh’s character could have been extended in the second half too. Less entertainment factor is another issue in the second half.
Leon James’s music is peppy and foot-tapping. A couple of songs have already become familiar to the audiences. His BGM too elevated the scenes and is completely in sync with the genre. Editing by Vijay is okay. The cinematography by Vidhu Ayyanna is top-notch. He shot breezy and colorful visuals. Production values by PVP are excellent and praiseworthy. Efforts by Executive Producer Vamsi Kaka are evident in the quality frames.
Bottom Line: Entertaining And Emotional Rollercoaster Ride