Review : Devadas – Passable flick

Thursday, September 27th, 2018, 06:23:46 PM IST

Devadas, the most eagerly awaited multistarrer featuring Nagarjuna and Nani has hit the screens today amidst good expectations from the audience. Let’s check how it is.


Das (Nani) an innocent and passionate doctor rescues seriously injured underworld don Deva (Nagarjuna) and treats him secretly in his clinic. Impressed with Das’ behavior Deva starts visiting Das and eventually they both become good friends. When everything is going well, the conflict point arises between both of them when Deva kills Naveen Chandra’s character in front of Das. Who is Deva? What is his backstory? Why is he leading a dark life? How are both lead ladies interlinked with the story? How will Deva and Das clear all the disturbances and reunion? To know this, you have to watch the film in theaters.


Director Sriram Adittya’s story and narration have nothing much to discuss. He played a safe game by presenting the simple and thin storyline with adequate fun elements.If he would have worked on the storyline and narration, even more, the result would have been surely much better. Coming to lead artists performance, King Nagarjuna is the show stealer. From his entry, the pace of the film picks up and runs on an entertaining manner. The way he appears and his screen presence is truly a treat to watch on screen. Special mention to his entrance episode which is the best of his in recent times. Yet another hero Nani is perfect as an innocent and overexcited doctor. His comedy timing and natural acting are an added advantage for this commercially cooked dish. Friendship scenes between Nag and Nani in the first half can be termed as the heart of the film. Heroines Aakanksha Singh and Rashmika Mandanna are looking gorgeous on screen and did a decent job in the roles given. A few comedy scenes between Vennala Kishore and Satya will evoke good laughs. Two songs are picturized lavishly.

Plus Points :

  • Nag-Nani’s bromance
  • Entertaining first half
  • Nag’s screen presence
  • Production values

Minus Points:

  • Weak Story
  • A few boring and slow-paced scenes in the second half
  • Songs would have been better


All in all, Devadas in a regular formulaic film which has enough fun elements in the first half. Nag’s screen presence and Nani’s natural acting are a big plus for the film. But on the flipside, weak storyline and not so engaging second half are minus points for the film. If you love watching both Nag-Nani on screen this film will end up as a decent entertainer for this weekend.


Rating : 3/ 5