| Haricharan Pudipeddi
Patriotic films are supposed to stir patriotism within you but not make one say 'this is stupid'. Unfortunately, Duniya is one of those films that will test your patience with its preposterous attempt to paint patriotism on screen.
Three friends Azhar, Vivek and Abhi share a common room in Hyderabad. Each one of them is blessed with a girlfriend and life is happy and progressing smoothly until trouble walks into their lives in the form of Noor Shah, a Pakistani religious cleric. Noor Shah is all ready to set off a series of bombings in the city with the aid of his fellow Pakistani extremists. Unfortunately, Azhar gets mixed up in the plot. Noor tries to convince Azhar to be part of their 'sacred' plan. When Azhar refuses, Noor threatens to kill his friends. What would Azhar do forms the rest of the story.
The film lags behind in all aspects, especially screenplay. The screenplay is inundated with so many loopholes that after a point of time you lose all interest in the film. The director didn't seem to have any clue about what he was doing. The attempt was juvenile and aimless, as though he just made this film to earn few quick bucks. Unfortunately, I don't think if he will be able to make any money at all.
None of the actors were worthwhile, especially the heroines. Neither did the film have any soothing songs nor any humor that adds to the entertainment. In fact I doubt if the film had any entertainment factor at all. Editing is bad and jerky. Cinematography is meager, not up to the mark. The music provided by Raman Rathod is complete turn-off, while the background score is partly satisfying. Dialogues thankfully suited the theme of the film and etched some sense patriotism in the audience. However, patriotism doesn't rely completely on dialogues, does it? Director Rao definitely needs some tutoring from some biggie to keep him alive in the industry.
In one line, Duniya is a flawed attempt to churn out patriotism in the audience.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
1 out of 5 (Poor)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good