Release date : Aug 4th, 2017
Starring : Ashok Bandreddi, Eesha Rebba
Director : Jakka Hariprasad
Music Director : Sai Karthik
Banner: Sukumar Writings
Producer : Sukumar
Sukumar, who earlier produced the successful Kumari 21F has come up with yet another flick called Darshakudu which has hit the screens today. Ashok Bandreddy and Eesha Rebba as male and female leads. This movie has got some expectations due to the promotions by star heroes and heroines. Let’s see how it works on us as it is releasing today into theatres.
Mahesh (Ashok Bandredddy) is a passionate and aspiring director who is waiting to get a chance to direct a movie. He somehow gets a chance to direct the movie. But producer asks to change the love track as it is disappointing. He goes to his native place and happens to meet Namratha (Eesha Rebba) during his return journey and he sees it as an opportunity to write a natural love track with the happenings between them. He sees every moment with her as a scene for his movie and she gets tired of his cinematic senses. She proposes him and leaves him. How he meet her again? Does he love her really? Does he make his first movie? Answers to these questions form the rest of the story.
The concept of a film director falling for a costume designer is quite interesting. Debutante Ashok is okay and gives a decent performance in the film. Telugu beauty, Eesha Rebba looks beautiful in the film and acts convincingly in her role. The first half of the film is okay with some passable scenes between the lead pair. Upcoming comedian Sudarshan Reddy as hero’s friend is okay and his comedy timing brings a few laughs here and there. Pelli Choopulu fame Priyadarshi’s comedy in a small scene is good and evokes a few laughs. The interval block is good and reminds of some Sukumar mark intelligent scene narration. As the film is all about a love story between the director and a costume designer, most of the scenes run only between the lead pair which may disappoint the regular audience to an extent. This genre has a lot of scope for comedy but the director has completely neglected it. The second half of the film runs on a flat note without any high moment in it. Though the last 20 minutes of the film has some emotions, it lacks a proper depth and purpose in it.
Darshakudu is a movie which shows the mind state of a director and relationships around him. It has the story of an ambitious director who tries to make a natural movie with natural emotions. He uses his real life love story to make love story look natural in the movie. Screenplay during the first half is good at times and it is bad and lagging in the second half. Songs seem to be forced and they are also not so catchy and it makes audience leave into smoking zones to have a puff or something to relax. Though the first half of the film is okay with some passable moments, the second half completely runs on a single point which may not appeal to a larger section audience and ends up as a strictly okay watch this weekend.