Ori Devuda Review - Story
Arjun(Vishwak) marries his long-time best friend Anu(Mithila) only to realize he has done a mistake. He then falls for Mira, who was a senior at this school. Incidentally, Arjun meets with a supernatural force and he gets to go back in time. What does he do differently this time? The answer to this question forms the rest of the plot.
Ori Devuda Review - Analysis
Vishwak Sen is tailor-made for this kind of role. He is in his element as he plays a confused young lad who regrets marrying his best friend and then gets to go back in time and do things differently. Mithila Palkar as his love interest looks fitting and she delivers an acceptable performance. The rest of the star cast delivers decent performances.
This film is a remake of the Tamil super hit Oh My Kadavule and the director Aswath decides not to make too many changes to the script. This film is a mere replica of the original with just a couple of tropal changes to the narration in order to suit the Telugu audience. Those who’ve watched the original will find it tiring as this is identical to the original.
The background score is of decent quality. The interval block needed a better-quality soundtrack in order to elevate the momentum. The Gundellona song has repeat value and there are a couple of other good songs as well.
Ori Devuda is a love comedy that revolves around the best friend-couple who regrets getting married as various other factors come to play after the marriage. But after the time travel espionage, the narrative in the second half is comparatively better. The Venkatesh thread is entertaining and it sets the stage for what is to follow.
The entertainment factor is there in the first half and it does the job to an extent. The latter half is an emotional one and a couple of well-executed dynamic sequences set the right emotional connection. But at the same time, there are a handful of tiring sequences in either half that could’ve been avoided to make it a more compact watch.
Ori Devuda Review - Verdict
As a whole, Ori Devuda is a middling rom-com with a handful of entertaining and emotional blocks going it's way. But at the same time, there are a few tiring blocks as well in either half. If you watch it with minimal expectations, it might make for a decent one-time watch.