Banner: Prince Photos
Cast: Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh, Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishna, Nikki Galrani and others.
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: R Velraj
Producers: S Lakshman Kumar, Tagore Madhu
Director: Rajath Ravishankar
Publication date: 14 Feb. 2019
After a surprise hit with ‘Khakee’, Karthi and Rakul have reunited. Their new movie ‘Dev’ has sparked some interest with its cool promotional material.
Let’s see how this movie fared.
Dev (Karthi), son of a wealthy businessman, lives a happy life with no responsibilities entrusted to him. He explores new places, chills with friends. At the urging of his friends, he sends a friend request to a random girl on Facebook.
The girl is Meghana Padmavathy (Rakul), a top executive at an IT company in San Francisco.
She develops an aversion to men when her drunken father left her mother when she was a child.
How these two people were attracted to each other and what problems they face is the rest of the story
Performances by artists:
Karthi suits cool young characters best. As Dev, he’s good. He is the only saving grace of this film. Rakul as a corporate girl is good here.
Ramya Krishna as Rakul’s mother and Prakash Raj as Karthi’s father have played minor roles in the film, they are wasted.
The film features music by Harris Jayaraj and the senior conductor has come up with routine tunes. Cinematography is rich and clear. The production values are sublime. Dialogues are neat.
It’s a surprise how Karthi, who is a good judge of scripts, agreed to this bland and lame story. What made him so excited? Neither the plot is interesting nor its characterization.
Half an hour into the film we get confirmation that the director doesn’t have enough material on hand, he’s just playing with some vague ideas.
The whole first half revolves around whether Rakul accepts Karthi’s friend request on Facebook or not? And the break happens at a silly point.
After the break, they fall in love, but she gets into a fight with him for another crazy reason: she gets hurt because he’s busy with his work for four days, when his father asked him to supervise some construction work and he doesn’t do enough. gave her time. This thinnest plot is told with an unforgivable running time of 158 minutes.
Both the characterizations of hero (a man who wants to explore the world) and heroine (who does not trust men easily because her father cheats on her mother) are not new either. Neither the story drives the movie forward nor the characterizations.
Additionally, the film opens with Karthi’s friend, a stand-up comedian, who recounts his friendship with Dev on stage, but the stand-up comedy barely elicits laughter.
Karthi has tried his best to elevate the film with his charm, but the bland drama doesn’t let him succeed either. He is the single best part of this boring movie. This is easily one of the worst movies.
All in all “Dev” is bl and and boring. A big disappointment.
Bottom line: what a boring one