Dorasani Review: Anand Deverakonda and Shivathmika deliver an outdated mediocre love story
Raju (Anand Deverakonda) is the son of a painter and his family belongs to the lower rungs of society. He falls in love with Chinna Dorasani (Shivathmika). It was love at first sight, but they cannot talk to each other much due to restrictions.
The fall in love with each other and keep their relationship a secret. One day, Dora finds out about their relationship and they face major consequences.
Anand Deverakonda is decent cast as painter's son. His performance though is mediocre and amateur. He appears nervous in a few scenes. Unfortunately, there are no scene-stealing moments for him in the movie
However, he sounds just like his brother Vijay Deverakonda.
Shivathmika gets a dream debut as she had delivered a brilliant performance. She conveys her expressions through her eyes which is effective for a film like Dorsani where the actors don't get to speak to each other when they fall in love.
Supporting actors in the roles of Dora, Naxal leader and Dorasani's maid have done their best in the given roles.
Director KVR Mahendra has set the film in the 70s when Telangana was reeling under feudalism. It makes up for a great setting for a contemporary love story.
The film takes a poetic route which is a huge advantage to Dorasani. It takes its sweet time to move, but it feels good to watch love blossom between Anand and Shivathmika.
The star of Dorasani is Prashanth R Vihari's music which is soothing and lilting to listen to. In fact, his background score has added a lot of depth to the important sequences.
Sunny Kurapati's cinematography is top-notch and the sepia tone used for the movie is perfect.
Dorasani's disadvantage is its runtime and slow course of events. The story is quite similar and the treatment is no different. We have already seen this type of stories and its treatment could have been different.
Highly predictable, Though the climax is shot well, it becomes predictable as there is too much build up to it. Apparently, the director trusted the climax to come as a shocker to the audience. But nothing about Dorasani offers novelty including its climax as we had seen numerous films with similar themes.
Dorasani is a disappointment considering the expectations it carried. The film cannot please any age group because of its lethargic and uninteresting ways of dealing with a familiar subject. The setting and the sincere efforts may appeal to a few. Others can skip it unless they want to try an age-old film from what we watch every other week. Okayish.