Dasara Review & Ratings | Hit Or Flop?

Dasara Review: Dasara, Nani’s first pan-Indian movie, has been in the news a lot this month. He has been promoting the movie all over India, which is something he has never done before. Dasara’s team has done a lot to promote the movie, and people all over India are talking about it. With huge expectations, the movie finally came out today. Without wasting too much time, let’s jump right into an in-depth review to see if it’s worth seeing or not.

Dasara Review (2023)


Dasara tells the story of Veerlapalli, a town in the Godavarikani coal mines where Dharani (Nani) steals coal from goods trains. He often hits people when he’s drunk and forgets the next morning. One day, he made a mistake in Chinna Nambi’s (Shine Tom Chacko) bar and forgot, which changed the lives of his love interest Vennela (Keerthy Suresh) and his friends. Lastly, what mistake was that? The rest of the story is about how far Dharani will go for his Vennala.

Cast & Crew

The film stars Nani, Keerthy Suresh, Sai Kumar, Dheekshith Shetty, Zarina Wahab, Samuthirakani, Shine Tom Chacko Poorna, and others; it was penned by Jella Srinath, Arjuna Paturi, and Vamsi Krishna P and directed by Srikanth Odela, While Sathyan Sooryan handled the cinematography, Santhosh Narayanan created the soundtrack, Navin Nooli handled the editing, and Sudhakar Cherukuri produced the film under the umbrella of SLV Films.

Movie NameDasara
DirectorSrikanth Odela
Music DirectorSanthosh Narayanan
ProducerSudhakar Cherukuri
GenreAction Drama
CastNani, Keerthy Suresh, Sai Kumar, Dheekshith Shetty, and others
CinematographySathyan Sooryan

Movie Verdict

They used to tell their stories in Tamil and Malayalam films that were based in their cultures. In Telugu, we are more interested in commercial films than in films with deep roots. Nevertheless, that has entirely changed, and now Telugu filmmakers are producing deep-rooted films such as C/O Kancherapalem, Pushpa, Balagam, and Dasara.

Despite being a typical vengeance action thriller, Dasara’s idea draws you into its universe and makes you a part of it. The Coal Mine setting and advanced Telangana dialect are the film’s greatest strengths. The film begins with a tense, action-packed introduction to Dharani, and then dives into the village of Veerlapalli, where we witness all the important characters’ establishments. The first half’s pacing sags intermittently, but the love story between Dharani and Vennela, the amazing action sequences, and the few comedic bits keep us engrossed in the plot, and the halftime twist is pure pyrotechnics.

Even though the second half is filled with action, the second half becomes emotional and intense. The conflict between Dharani and Vennela is intense and keeps us captivated and moved by emotion. Despite a few weaknesses, Dasara contains numerous points that maintain our interest in the story from beginning to end. Despite Dasara appears to be designed for Telangana residents due to its depiction of Telangana’s culture and way of life, the film’s emotional thread is global and lands well.

Nani is known for playing boy-next-door characters, but he will enchant you with his performance as Dharani, his transformation, and his Telangana phrase delivery in this film. Overall, Nani has delivered a performance deserving of applause, particularly in emotional parts, and he has handled action sequences with confidence. Keerthy Suresh’s portrayal of Vennela is excellent, it has a variety of hues, and she effortlessly pulled it off, however the Telangana accent might have been significantly improved. Dia star Dheekshit Shetty has a strong performance as Soori, while the rest of the actors, including Shine, tried their best. Tom Chacko, Saikumar, Samuthirakani, and Zarina Wahab all did their utmost to fulfill the criteria of the plot.

Srikant Odela, a newcomer, is from the same region shown in the film. The skill with which he combines action and dramatic drama to depict the lives of coal mine workers is truly outstanding. As a first-time director, he performed an excellent job.

Technically, Dasara is excellent; Sathyan Sooryan’s photography is the film’s greatest asset; Santhosh Narayanan is one of the film’s cornerstones; his songs have already topped the charts, and he nailed the background score throughout.

Ultimately, Dasara is a stunning combination of tremendous drama and action.

Plus Points:

  • Performances
  • Cinematography
  • Background score

Minus Points:

  • Predictable here and there

Rating: 2.75/5

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