The Common Movie Goeron 26th Apr 2015, 11:32pm | Permalink
I had mixed feelings watching this movie. While I wasn't bored at any point in the film, the story didn't excite me too much either. This film lacks the edge that suspense action thrillers should have.
You can see every twist coming, but you feel like playing along anyway. The court room scene is funny and the performances from the actors aren't too bad. BGM is excellent and mostly of the electronic kind.
The only disappointing thing was that the second half is directly copied from a telugu short film titled Nau Do Gyarah (9-2-11). Since I had already seen that film, I didn't have that surprise element going for me. This is on top of the fact that it is predictable for regular movie goers as it is.
Definitely worth watching once, if you have time to kill. Certainly not a masterpiece. My rating is 6.5/10.
Sudheer Varma directed Swamy Ra Ra earlier. In that movie, he talked about how he brazenly lifted from every movie he liked. In Dohchay, his second feature, he goes a step further. Take the scene in which Manikyam (Posani Krishna Murali) walks into the house of one of his stooges who's stolen money from him. He holds the wife and sister of the stooge hostage, and calls the latter and asks him to come home. And while waiting, they are watching Kshana Kshanam on TV, where a master (Paresh Rawal) who has planned a bank robbery for two months is bitching about how a stooge has stolen it all in two....