Kanulu Kanulanu Dochayante Review
Siddharth (Dulquer Salmaan) and Kallis (Rakshan) are best buddies who work as app developers and animators respectively. They want to earn money in an easy way without working hard. In the meantime, Siddharth falls in love with Meera (Ritu Varma) and Kallis falls for Meera's friend (Niranjani). The two pairs head to Goa one fine day without knowing that they are falling in a mess. What happened to them? How that trip has changed their lives? is the story.
After Ok Bangaram and Mahanati, Dulquer excelled once again in this movie. He is superb as a young man with cunning ideologies. Dubbing his own voice in Telugu has brought authenticity to his character. Ritu Varma looks charming in her role. She comes as a surprise package in the film. Her chemistry with Dulquer worked out well. Kallis was good as Dulquer's friend and he managed to generate quite a few laughs. Director Gautham Menon played an important character as a police officer and he was brilliant. Rest others did their parts well.
Director Desingh Periyaswamy wrote an engaging crime drama using the latest technology aspects. He managed to keep the film entertained with commercial and thrilling elements. The cinematography was exceptional and so was the production design. The visuals of Goa, Delhi, and various other locations got captured beautifully. Music was a let down though. The production values are really good and brought richness to the film.
Kanulu Kanulanu Dochayante seems to be a good thriller on paper. But the director was only partially successful in making it a good end product. He packed the film with a brilliant interval twist and a few thrilling moments in the second half, but on an entirety, the film feels under-baked. But there are moments which are fresh and entertaining. Especially, the way Ritu Varma's character got etched is too good. The first half moves at a slow pace while the second half races like a jet plane. On the whole, this film turns out to be a passable entertainer with a few ups and downs.