An international don, Deva (Nagarjuna) comes to Hyderabad in search of a gang which killed his God Figure Dada (Sarath Kumar) and then, police are after him. While trying to escape from them Dasu gets injured and later goes to a doctor Dasu (Nani) who saves his life. Very soon, they become friends but that brings radical changes in Dasu's life. What is that? Will Deva Change Dasu? or Will Dasu change Deva? is the rest.
Nagarjuna and Nani sleep-walked through the film with tremendous ease. Nagarjuna's Look makes you feel he stopped ageing a long ago. He enthralled the audience with his comedy timing. The Bromance between Nani and Nagarjuna worked big time and it is the major highlight of the film. Rashmika gets an insignificant role for the first time in her career in Telugu. Akanksha Singh looked superb but her role is as insignificant as Rashmika's. The movie is filled with many of the Senior actors - Rao Ramesh, Satya, Naresh, Murali Sharma, and others but with little contribution.
Devadas is indeed a Freemake of Hollywood film, Analyze This with the director making some changes to suit our nativity. The film's story is very routine and runs on flat narration. Senior Music Director Manisharma provided good tunes for a couple of songs but the album is largely disappointing. The background score is good. Camera work by Shamdat Sainudeen is good. The editing by Prawin Pudi could have been a lot better. The Production Values of Vyjayanthi Movies are top-notch.
Devadas is anything but an attempt to cash the Bromance between two stars adding some comedy. But then, the director lost the track midway. The first half is weak with forced scenes and unnecessary mafia setup are highlighted. But comedy worked out here and there. The story begins only before the last ten minutes at the interval point. The second half goes wayward completely with many sub-plots. But the movie gets back on track towards the Pre-Climax and Climax with some good comedy. All in all, Devadas is an average attempt with comedy working out here and there.
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