Lakshmi Manchu Dongata Movie Review & Ratings

By - May 08, 2015 - 02:49 PM IST

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Cast: Lakshmi Manchu, Adivi Sesh
Banner: Manchu Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Editor: SR Shekar
Cinematography: Bhaskar Samala
Music: Satya Mahaveer
Producer: Lakshmi Manchu
Director: Vamsy Krishna

Tagline: Not an Exciting Aata

Avg. User Rating: 2.75/5


Shruti (Lakshmi Manchu) is a film actress who is kidnapped by Venkat (Sesh Adivi), Vijju (Madhu) and Kattam Raju (Prabhakar). They demand Rs 10 crores from Shruti’s mother Jyothi Lakshmi (Pragathi) and worried Jyothi Lakshmi seeks the help of local SI Ekambaram (Prithvi) and private detective Brahmi (Brahmanandam) deployed from the US. While the police probe the issue seriously, surprisingly, detective Brahmi discovers Shruti held captive in his own flat and Shruti misunderstands Brahmi to be the kidnapper. How did this kidnap mystery resolve, the names behind this kidnap, their true identities, intentions and objectives forms the rest of the story.


Lakshmi Manchu: This film explores the all-round caliber of this able actress. In this film she fights, sings, dances, laughs, cries, plays and ploys to make this kidnap drama exciting and entertaining!

Sesh Adivi: This suave actor plays yet another shrewd con man role to perfection.

Brahmi: The star comedian’s ‘Brahmi – The Man on Fire’ was amusing enough to pass off the first half.

Madhu & Prabhakar: The duo has given their best to keep it engaging. Madhu’s periodical punches tickle our bones.

Prithvi Raj – Pragath – Brahmi: The scenes between the trio were amusing.


We have no clue if debutante director Vamsy Krishna started penning down the script as a pure crime comedy or a simple kidnap drama laced up with some comedy but the final end product is neither a pure crime comedy nor a laugh riot. In the name of entertainment, it has been stuffed with everything in insufficient measures yet laced up with some good dialogues. The film kicked off on an entertaining note but the director just deviates in the second half trying to an emotional depth to the story.

The plot lacks the intelligent treatment it deserved and completely fails to induce suspense at any point of the run. Moreover, the orphanage portion of the plot with overboard sentiment affected the momentum and mood of the film. However with its own logical loopholes, the last 20mins of the film manages to redeem your attention. Vamsy drags a miniscule point into a 2hr script and highly relies upon elements other than story to pull off the film.

First Half: The film starts on a promising note and the entry of Brahmi turn things exciting and entertaining. Manchu Lakshmi’s fights, dances and performance are the watch out elements.

Interval: The decent pre-interval episode with a petty yet predictable twist.

Second Half: Sesh Adivi and Lakshmi Manchu pull of this segment with an extra dosage of unnecessary sentiment when the final 20mins of the film does all the trouble shooting.

- Brahmanandam, Prithvi comedy.
- Dialogues with punch, logic and of course subtle yet enjoyable comedy.
- An interesting storyline.

- Insipid characterization and lackadaisical screenplay.
- Music and background score.


Music by Satya Mahaveer wasn’t so exciting and even the much touted Yandiro song (sung by Lakshmi Manchu). While the songs felt needless, the background score has no great shakes except for few build up shots and Brahmi’s track.


The party song that had stalwarts like Nagarjuna, Raviteja, Nani, Manoj, Simbu, Rana, Sushanth, Navdeep, Taapsee that set Om Shanti Om “Deewangi…” range expectations fail to bowl you down.


Dongata is a film that offers nothing exciting  can make you feel vindicated but no regrets if you land up in the theatres accidently - A one-time watch film!

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