Dasara Review & Ratings | Hit Or Flop?

Dasara Review: Every actor has to re-invent himself with every movie, but Telugu actors have always sticked to particular mass characters that audience loved to watch. With the change in the mindsets of audience, even Telugu actors are trying to explore some new characters with different backdrop. Actor Nani, who is mostly seen in energetic and comic roles, tried few serious roles as well, but the result of those movies are not as expected. He has now come up with one such serious and mass character from the movie “Dasara.” Let us get into the detailed review of this movie to know if actor Nani is successful in entertaining the audience with a full length mass character.

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Dharani (Nani) is a young thug from Veerlapally. He and his friends steal coal and get drunk. Meanwhile Dharani is also in love with Vennela (Keerthy Suresh). One day, Chinna Nambi (Shine Tom Chacko) and his gang put an unexpected blame on Dharani, which makes Dharani beat them up. How did the lives of Dharani, his friend Suri (Dheekshith Shetty) and Vennela changed forever after this incident forms the rest of the story.

Cast & Crew

“Dasara” movie stars actor Nani in the lead role, while actress Keerthy Suresh played the female lead opposite him. Other prominent roles in the movie are played by Dheekshith Shetty, Shine Tom Chacko, Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar, Shamna Kasim (Poorna), Zarina Wahab.

“Dasara” movie is written and directed by Srikanth Odela. This movie is produced by Sudhakar Cherukuri under Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Cinemas banner. Music of this movie is composed by Santhosh Narayanan and cinematography is handled by Sathyan Sooryan. Naveen Nooli is the the editor.

Movie NameDasara
DirectorSrikanth Odela
Music DirectorSanthosh Narayanan
ProducerSudhakar Cherukuri
GenreAction, Drama
CastNani, Keerthy Suresh, Dheekshith Shetty, Shine Tom Chacko, and others
Cinematography Sathyan Sooryan


With the success of movies like KGF and Pushpa nationwide, makers are now started to work on raw and rustic movies that will entertain the mass audience, who are majority while it comes to watching movies in theatres. Before the release of Dasara, it was compared to Pushpa and Rangasthalam movies, but actor Nani confidently said that this movie will be a whole lot different from those movies. Movie is definitely different from the other two movies, but also missed the emotional connect as both those movies.

Dasara movie begins interestingly and first half of the movie takes some time to establish the main characters and their life style. Most of these scenes might connect with the people from Karimnagar (especially Godavarikhani). Interval scenes create some interest towards the second half. But the later half looks little dragged with so much of drama added between the characters and all these scenes may not create any emotional impact and climax of the movie is unexpected, but good.

While it comes to acting performances, it is good to see actor Nani in such mass role with rugged look. He excelled once again as an actor in his role and made the character look very natural on screen. He is exceptional in emotional scenes. Keerthy Suresh was good, but she looked like struggling with her Telangana dialect. Dheekshith Shetty grabbed a good role in the movie and he is okay. Shine Tom Chacko is brilliant and perfectly suited the role. Samuthirakani, Sai Kumar and all other actors did their part well as required for their characters.

Technically Dasara movie looks good. Songs composed by Santosh Narayanan are excellent. People will surely enjoy “Chamkeela Angelesi” and “Ori Vaari” songs in theatre and there is another song that has to be watched in theatres only. Background music is another asset for the movie. Cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan is decent and he was successful in creating the rustic mood required for the story. Production values are good, expect for few poor VFX shots.

Direct Srikanth Odela tried to showcase the rawness and reality of Telangana with some characters that look realistic. But he could have concentrated a little on the later half of the movie to make it more interesting.

Overall, Dasara is a raw and rustic movie that looks special with exceptional performance from actor Nani.

Plus Points:

  • Nani
  • Music & BGM
  • Telangana culture

Minus Points:

  • Simple Plot
  • Cliched screenplay

Rating: 3/5

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Bhargav Reddy

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