Simha Koduri’s Dongalunnaru Jaagratha Telugu Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Dongalunnaru Jaagratha Telugu Movie Review: Mathu Vadalara, Simha Koduri’s first movie, was a big hit, but Thellavarithe Guruvaram, his second, was a big failure. After almost a year, his new movie, “Dongalunnaru Jaagratha,” just came out. People in the Telugu language call it the first survival thriller. Let’s look at a detailed review to find out if the movie is worth seeing in the theatre and if Simha Koduri will have another hit.

Dongalunnaru Jaagratha Telugu Movie Review



A small-time thief named Raju decides to steal a luxury SUV, but he soon finds out that the car is useless. Now that an enemy is driving the SUV, Raju is in a scary race against time to stay alive inside. What does the bad guy really want, in other words? Do you think Raju was set up to take the blame for what happened? Raju, how long do you think he has left?

Cast & Crew

In the film Dongalunnaru Jaagratha, Sri Simha Koduri plays the lead role, with support from Samuthirakani and Preeti Asrani. Under the umbrella of Suresh Productions & Guru Films, the film is produced by D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati, and first-timer Satish Tripura. The film was shot under the direction of Yeshwanth C. Garry, while the score was written by Kaala Bhairava. Garry also served as the film’s editor.

Movie Name Dongalunnaru Jaagratha
Director Satish Tripura
Music Director Kaala Bhairava
Producer D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati
Genre Thriller, Drama
Cast Sri Simha koduri, Samuthirakani and Preeti Asrani
Cinematography Yeshwanth C

Movie Verdict

Son of famed singer MM Keeravani, Sri Simha Koduri is making an effort to set himself apart in Telugu cinema by tackling nontraditional topics. After a fascinating and suspenseful opening, Dongalunnaru Jaagratha veers off course with some distracting comedic interludes. There was certainly some thrilling action in the film, but it could be easy to overlook that in favor of the sensation that something was missing, rendering the film dull. The film’s first and third acts are its most entertaining, but the rest of it is dull.

Most of the film’s scenes include the protagonist, who is trapped in a car and filmed in a tight space, requiring the actor to deliver intimate performances. To be fair, Simha Koduri did his best to keep his acting under wraps throughout the film, but the close-up nature of most of the situations made his inexperience shine through. Simha appears to have trouble portraying other emotions outside comedy, yet he has room to grow in this area. Samuthirakani did an acceptable job considering how little time he had in comparison to the other performers that had cameos.

Dongalunnaru Jaagratha looks good on paper. Kaala Bhairava’s score is excellent; it adds to the drama of a few key scenes. Yeshwanth C., the cinematographer, should be honored for his efforts. Even though much of the action takes place within a car, the director used different angles to try to differentiate between the characters’ points of view. Film’s production values are satisfactory.

Choosing a survival thriller as his first film is brave, but Satish Tripura might have done more to enhance the suspense and logic of the story. Yet his work in bringing Telugu to a hitherto unexplored genre deserves credit.

There are some slow spots in Dongalunnaru Jaagratha, but overall it’s a good survival thriller. The first Telugu language survival thriller is now showing in theatres.

Plus Points:

Background music


Minus Points:



Missing Thrill and logic

Rating: 2.75/5

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