Verdict: A Hyderabadi mass entertainer blended with a terrific background score.
Falaknuma Das is the official remake of a superhit Malayalam movie Angamalay Diaries, which released in 2017. Impressed with the original movie, Vishwak Sen has donned the hats of a writer, producer, director and played the lead role as Falaknuma Das. Presented by Suresh Productions, Falaknuma Das is the only Telugu movie after Arjun Reddy and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion to have premier shows in Hyderabad, a day before its release.
What’s Falaknuma Das About:
Das (Vishwak Sen) is from Falaknuma, a place in Hyderabad, and lives with his mother and sister after losing his father at a young age. Inspired by local don Shankar Anna, a young Das forms a team of his own gang comprising of Mahesh, Circuit, Filament and a few others. They grow up to be reckless young men, ready to take up fights and and get entangled in worthless discussions. In the search of finding ways to settle in life, they start a mutton business. While everything seems going fine, they invite new enemies and their lives takes a U-turn after an accidental murder.
Falaknuma Das is an exceptional work from writer-director Vishwak Sen. He is pretty good in the lead role (Das) as well. There are many new faces in the movie which adds a freshness to the movie. Tharun Bhascker as Inspector Saidhulu is the pick of the lot and has performed extremely well. Uttej is perfect as Pandu, who is a guide and philosopher to Das.
On the technical front, Vivek Sagar’s music and background score are undoubtedly the heart and soul of Falaknuma Das. It sets the pace and keeps the plot moving and one can’t help falling in love with it. Vidya Sagar Chintha’s visuals gets into the skin of the city and steals the show. Ravi Teja’s editing is crisp in the first half. Though Falaknuma Das has had its share of budget constraints, the makers have ensured that every penny spent is reflected on screen.
What Could Have Been Better:
A few dialogues and over-the-top violence may not be suitable for kids and families. With several new faces, it takes a while to get connected with the characters. Also, the three actresses who played love interests to Das at his various stages of life seemed off in places. Nevertheless, there is freshness in every frame and that is the biggest asset for Falaknuma Das.
Why You Should Watch:
Falaknuma Das is a fresh movie with extraordinary background score and terrific visuals. It is a raw and realistic movie aimed towards the youth and urban audience. If contemporary movie making and innovative screen compositions is something you enjoy, this one is for you.