Veedevadu: A watch-worthy thriller with an interesting second half

Cast: Sachiin Joshi, Esha Guptha, Prabhu, Kishore, Harshavardhan, Supreeth, Srinivasa Reddy, Vennela Kishore, Dhanya Balakrishna Director: Tatineni Sathya

By Author   |   Published: 15th Sep 2017   6:54 pm Updated: 15th Sep 2017   7:00 pm
Sachiin Joshi
Sachiin Joshi and Esha Gupta in 'Veedevadu'. Source: Twitter

In quest for a major hit, actor Sachiin Joshi again joins the box office race to test his luck factor with ‘Veedevadu’. The movie directed by Tatineni Sathya has hit the silver screen on a rather subdued note without much buzz heralding it.

The plot revolves around a fictitious murder mystery. Sathya has made a thriller, which has its own pros and cons. The film starts on a serious tone, but as the narration goes on, it slips into a predictable mode with a love track that fails to interest much. In a way, the first half tests the patience of the audience. But picking up threads, the director ensures that every character evolves with proper suspense factor and has the viewers guessing as they take the intermission break.

When it comes to the second half, the captain of the flick runs it with a tightly gripped screenplay and successfully hooks the watchers to their seats till the end. As ‘Veedevadu’ runtime nears the end, the film becomes more interesting, with an unravelling unpredictable narratives. Director Sathya succeeds in revealing every twist on a detailed note.

Though laced with interesting elements, ‘Veedevadu’ also has some overly imagined scenes such as Kabaddi part and a special song in central jail. In a finely crafted thriller, too much of cinematic liberty hurts the purpose of the genre.

The director gets a big thumbs up for crafting the key characters with purposefulness with not one of them looking out of place.

On the acting front, the lead pair Sachiin Joshi and Esha Guptha manage to convince the viewers in very few parts. Especially as a pair, they remain highly unimpressive and failure to breath emotions and expressions hamper the project. Other actors like Harshavardhan, Kishore as investigative ACP and Supreeth score big with their usual acting. Vennela Kishore and Srinivasa Reddy succeed in generating a few laughs. Senior actor Prabhu and Dhanya Balakrishna’s acting make an average mark.

When it comes to other departments, the tunes of SS Thaman receive waving green towels, while his background score seems not up to his mark. Prawin Pudi’s editing is clap-worthy and cinematography by Binendra Menon looks as a fine one to the cinema tone.

Overall, ‘Veedevadu’ is a watch-worthy thriller.