Dhada, starring Naga Chaitanya and Kajal Agarwal is just another take on a boring love story between a not-so rich boy falling head over heels for a multi-millionaire's daughter. Unlike Nag's previous films this one is thankfully quicker and blessed with visually extravagant scenes that brighten your eyes and keep you hooked to your seat. Apart from that there is hardly any scope of entertainment that one can extract out of this film. Pathetic!
The plot is so cliched that you get bored out of wits watching or even telling a friend about the same over and over again.
Vishwa (Nag), brother of Rajeev (Sriram) who loves to live life off the edge falls for Rhea (Kajal), a multi-millionaire's (Mukesh Rushi) daughter. Kajal's father dreams of getting his daughter married off to a family equivalent to his status. Meanwhile, Vishwa rescues a girl from web of seduction which in turn is a part of multi dollar human trafficking business owned by RD (Rahul Dev) and Kelly (Kelly Dorjee). How does Vishwa tackle the bad guys and manage to get Rhea forms the rest of the story.
Dhada conveniently falls into a category of films that are made because they constitute actors who are basking in the glory of their fathers or grandfathers. Unfortunately, Nag also seems to be basking in his father's glory. This is the generation of sons and grandsons of yesteryear actors who have taken the industry by storm. But, we are talking about actors with zero experience, not aspiring but adamant about reaching atop of the ladder. In a nut shell, this seems like aspiring to climb Mt. Everest without necessary protective gear.
The characters weren't etched the way they were supposed to be portrayed. Many senior artists, especially comedians were underutilized. Director should've taken these things into consideration before shifting all his focus on Nag. Dhada throughout looked like a film exclusively made for Naga Chaitanya, which only seem to have made this film weak. He utterly wasted a stellar star cast that could have proved worthy had only some effort was put in to make their characters look complete.
Nag was emotionless in his role as Vishwa. He was much better in Gautam Menon's "Ye Maya Chesavae", where he showed off his acting skills. Thanks to Gautam who monitored him throughout to ensure no room for criticism. Nag definitely has a long way to go before he could call himself a much developed actor. But, if all that has to happen then he surely needs to show better commitment and dedication towards his work. Kajal as usual lived off showing her romantic side. With hardly any scope for acting all she could do was provide sleazy entertainment.
Technically Dhada hovers between average and good but definitely not beyond the latter. Cinematography seemed to have saved this film from a fatal fall. Thus giving a sense of satisfaction to audience as they enjoyed watching picturesque locales in which this film was shot. Music by Devi Sri Prasad failed to deliver what it was originally/generally supposed to deliver. Expectations of the audience were crushed by DSP and his uninspiring music.
Dhada, although appears chic but fails to generate an impact that it promised initially.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
(1.5 / 5) : Poor