Director : Harish Shankar
Producer : Dil Raju
Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad
Starring : Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde
Release Date : 23rd June 2017
Rate : 3/5
Stylish star Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde’s DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham was one of the most awaited movie of this year and finally it has hit more than 1300 screens worldwide today on 23rd June 2017. From a courageous teenager in Gangotri to Sarrainodu , Allu Arjun has never failed to enthrall the audience. He is a natural entertainer. Let’s see how it is.
Story: DJ aka Duvvada Jagannadha Sastry (Allu Arjun), a Vijayawada-Agraharam-based youngster- is a cook in Annapurna catering crew and is dedicated Brahmin panthulu. He is always against the wrongdoings in the society and punish the criminals for their wrong doings with the help of cop played by Murali Sharma. One day DJ meet Pooja (Pooja Hegde) in a marriage halls and falls for her. She is the daughter of a high profile minister(Posani). Royyala Naidu (Rao Ramesh), business mogul who manages a real estate firm and dupes people of Rs 9000 Cr, eyes on a place which is registered for the brahmin community and sends his men to get it on his name. DJ decided to take on Royyala Naidu in his mission and goes to the place where the antagonist lives and is shocked to see him. Who is the antagonist? How will DJ manage to finish Royyala Naidu?, to get these answers, one should watch the movie on silver screen.
Performance: Once again Allu Arjun steals the show with his fabulous performance. His body language, way of dialogue delivery, dancing style, action, dialogue dictations are highlighted. He is superb in comedy and emotional sequence. But his Brahmin attire and dialogue modulation is a bit disappointing after the benchmark set of Young tiger Jr. NTR for such type of Brahmin role in Adurs. Pooja Hegde looks ravishing in all the song sequences. The glamour show of Pooja is a eye feast for the audiences. She matches equal steps with Bunny and her chemistry with him is superb. We expected Vennela Kishore to deliver some rib-tickling comedy, his character and jokes fall flat. As usual Rao Ramesh performs well. Thanikella Bharani, Murali Sharma, Posani Krishna Murali and others have done justifications with their roles.
Technical: There is no freshness in the storyline of Duvvada Jagannadham but Harish Shankar became successful to execute the movie in engaging manner. He has written Bunny’s character quite well. Screenplay is good but disappoints in the second half. The dialogues are highlighted. Songs ‘Mecchuko’ and ‘ Madilo Gudilo’ are eye-catching and foot-tapping. DSP does good job with its background score that elevates the film well. Editing by Chota K Prasad is good and could have done better job for the second half. Action sequences are well choreographed by Ram Laxman. Production values are rich. Cinematography by Ayanka Bose is breathtaking.
Analysis: Overall DJ is a good entertainer movie. The performance of Allu Arjun is one of the major attraction, he carries the film on his shoulder and make it watchable. The director Harish Shankar, who has also written the film, has failed to give a solid reason to justify what drives a teenager to kill criminals in cold blood and continue doing so for years. If ignore the routine story line and lag in the second half, the audiences can enjoy the movie as it is watchable with entire family.