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Dwaraka Movie Review – Exposing fake Babas !


Dwaraka Movie Review

Young and promising actor Vijay Devarakonda is one of the most sought after actors in Tollywood at present. After scoring a sensational hit with Pelli Choopulu last year, Vijay is back with yet another interesting film titled Dwaraka.

Legend Cinema banner is the production unit behind this low budget flick. Amidst good expectations, Dwaraka is set for release today ( March 3rd). Let’s see whether Vijay can continue his success streak as hero or not.

Story :

Srinivas (Vijay Devarakonda) and his two friends are petty thieves. One night after escaping a theft scene, Srinu sleeps on the terrace of an apartment complex. Next morning, to his shock, Srinu wakes up to the prayers of a rich real estate builder. Driven by Guru ( Prudhvi ), the real estate builder and many others in the apartment start believing him as a baba possessing special healing powers. They name and treat him as Swami Krishnananda. Coincidentally a series of events make them believe that he indeed has divine powers.

Meanwhile, a lawyer ( Kalakeya Prabhakar ) with help of Guru ( Prudhvi) , Politician( Raghubabu) and a Police officer sets up a trust in the name of Krishnananda Swamy. As the Swamiji gets popular, funds start minting to the trust account. Srinu before his stint as Swami loves Vasudha ( Pooja Javeri) , inadvertently Vasudha’s mother ( Surekhavaani) becomes staunch follower of Swamji. As Vasudha starts coming to the Baba’s ashram love blossoms again.

As the Baba tries to speak out the truth (that he is not any baba) to get into marital life with Vasudha, the gang which setup the trust to mint money blocks him. The more the Swamiji tries to donate money to the people, the more it favors the trust.

Rest of the story is how the Krishnananda Swamy breaks the clutches of the trustees around him

Read : Kittu Unnadu Jagratha review here


“Dwaraka” is a different film which attempts to expose the charity trusts formed by henchmen of Babas. It also takes a subtle dig at the peoples’ blind faith on godmen. While delivering a certain message to the audience, Dwaraka movie also brings about good entertainment through Srinu and his two friends. Prudhvi , Prabhakar, Murali Sharma and Prakash raj did justice to their roles.
The crux of the second half, where the hero tries to get out of his falsely acquired god-men image to lead normal life is the only conflicting point in the movie. It appears redundant after a while. The strong and situational dialogues are one of the assets to this film.

Vijay Devarakonda acted with ease as Swamiji but it is hard to believe some one of his age as a Baba, that’s one flaw in the movie. Though heroine Pooja Javeri looks reasonable, a more familiar heroine would have helped.

Two songs “ Entha Chithram” , “Bhajare Nanda Gopala” are good. This film appears low budget through out, as the production values are not high.

Read : Gunturodu review here


Dwaraka is an honest and different film. Limited budget, redundant conflict point takes down this film’s commercial chances. Watch it only for a different story line.

Telugu360 Rating 2.5/5

Release Date : Mar 3rd, 2017
Director : Srinivas Ravindra
Music director : Sai Karthik
Production : Legend Cinema
Cinematography : Shyam K. Naidu
Starring : Vijay Deverakonda, Pooja Jhaveri

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Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Review : Excruciatingly Slow !


Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Movie Review Achcham yenbadhu madamaiyada review

TELUGU360 Rating 2.25/5
Starring Naga Chaitanya and newbie Manjima Mohan in the lead pair, Sahasame Swaasagaa Saagipo is a Gautam Menon directional that is due for release from a long time. The film was postponed numerous times and is finally making it to the screens today (Nov 11) after clearing all the hurdles. As the first word in the title suggests – It will be a big ‘Sahasam’ (brave attempt) to release a film at this point of time due to demonetization effect. But the makers of Naga Chaitanya’s Sahasame Swasagaa Saagipo are not going to defer its release. Tipped to be a romantic entertainer, the film features Baba Sehgal as the main antagonist. The refreshing posters and the heartwarming songs have already become a rage with the audience. A R Rahman composed the soundtrack for the film. M. Ravinder Reddy is the producer. Let’s see if Chaitu can end this year on a high with another hit.

Story :

Leela Satyamurthy ( Manjima Mohan) ,is a resident of Maharashtra state. Pursuing career as an assistant director, Leela visits Vizag to stay at her friend Maitreyi’s home for few weeks. Leela starts liking Rajanikanth (Naga Chaitanya) – brother of Maitreyi. Rajanikanth, who is an MBA student and bike enthusiast, plans for a bike trip to Kanyakumari along with Leela. In the road trip, they meet with an accident and at around same day Leela’s parents are attacked in Maharashtra.

Puzzled by the course of the events, the injured duo learns the reasons behind the accident, attacks. Rest of the story is how Rajanikanth protects Leela and her family in Maharashtra from the goons


  • Romantic musicals
  • Lead pair Naga Chaitanya, Manjima


  • Slow narration in first half
  • plot in second half
  • Insipid script
  • Half-baked villainy


Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo starts off in typical Gowtam Menon style: A boy, girl and natural development of love between them. Narrated as a musical love story, first of the movie has many songs, bit songs and montage songs. All songs are completed within the first half. Nagachaitanya, Manjima Mohan’s chemistry is just fine, with very few good dialogues. Overall, despite slow narration, first half is passable

Once the movie hits the crime path, direction went haywire. The chaos after attack on Leela’s parents in Maharashtra are prolonged, testing the audience patience. Nagachaitanya’s one man heroism in rescue of Leela’s parents works out only in parts and majority of the times in-effective. The whole second half is rather frivolous.

Naga Chaitanya and Manjima are good in their roles. Baba Sehgal as bad cop has done decent job.

Vellipomake song visuals are good but placement of the song is an experiment of sorts. This song, which is misplaced, comes right after a serious accident occurs to the lead pair. All other song bits are ok on screen but none of them linger after leaving the theater.

Cinematography is natural and captured picturesque Kerala well in few shots. However, the director utterly failed in weaving gripping crime story. Screen play is extremely laggard for taste of Telugu audience.


Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo is a below average movie, if you are a Naga Chaitanya fan you may watch it once. For all other sections, there is not much in offer. Released after multiple postponements and with low expectations, openings of this movie are doubtful and survival at the box-office can be uphill task.

Release Date : November 11, 2016
Director : Gautham Menon
Music director: A. R. Rahman
Production Company: Dwaraka Creations
Cinematography : Dan Macarthur
Starring : Naga Chaitanya, Manjima Mohan

TELUGU360 Rating 2.25/5

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