Verdict: Entertainment at its peak – a sure hit.
After Baahubali 2, DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham is the next Telugu biggie releasing across the world today with much fanfare and solid expectations. What we know from the trailers is that DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham has Allu Arjun portraying two shades of characters, one as a typical Telugu Brahmin guy and the other as a tough businessman. All the songs have already become chartbusters and the trailers had an overwhelming number of views. This also being Dil Raju’s 25th production venture, there is an immense craze for this flick among audience and trade circles. DJ is also an important movie for Harish Shankar who is yet to repeat the magic of Gabbar Singh. Pooja Hegde is also looking for a big hit in Telugu. Let’s see if DJ has fulfilled the wishes of the makers and satisfied the audience.
Duvvada Jagannadham alias DJ (Allu Arjun) is a middle-class guy born and brought up in a Brahmin family. Since his childhood, DJ does not hesitate to fight against the anti-social elements. In this process, he happens to save a police officer Purushotham (Murali Sharma). Purushotham and DJ decide to nab and eliminate all the bad guys who go against the law. Royyala Naidu (Rao Ramesh) is a filthy rich guy and ruthless with his barbaric acts. He plans to steal 9000 crores of public money deposited in Agro Diamond firm. Pushpam (Posani) is the Home Minister who helps Royyala Naidu in all his business activities. Pooja (Pooja Hegde) is Pushpam's daughter and falls in love with DJ. But Pooja’s parents want her to get married with Naidu's son. How will DJ succeed in eliminating all the evil forms the rest of the story?
Allu Arjun stole the show with his perfect act that is laudable and praiseworthy. He deserves all the credit for DJ. Pooja Hegde is beautiful and glamorous in her role. Murali Sharma is apt in the role of a police officer. Rao Ramesh excelled in the role of the main antagonist. Subba Raju and Venella Kishore brought comic relief, playing their respective characters. Chandra Mohan’s character has good sentiments. Rest of the cast was good in their roles.
Harish Shankar’s dialogues are brilliant but his direction could have been better. Devi Sri Prasad's music and Ayanake Bose's photography are good. A perfect 25th movie for Dil Raju and his banner, you could not have got better than this.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Though a routine fare, you can watch this movie for its high entertainment quotient. You will definitely not be bored. Allu Arjun is at his best and has given a spell binding performance. It's worth watching this weekend.
-By Ajay Mudunuri