Dasavala Movie Review
Director: MS Ramesh
Cast: Prem, Rangayana Raghu, Akshara Menon, Vijay, Avinash
When the title of the movie was first announced as ‘Dasavala’, it created waves of curiosity amongst the audience and of course the film industry. Director turned actor Prem is usually recognized for his different kind of stories or roles both as the director and as an actor. Though the movie has a plot sketched in a different way, it holds similarities between the recent Guruprasad’s movie ‘Director’s Special’.
The movie revolves around two people Sathya (Prem) and Ranga (Rangayana Raghu). The two of them who work as tourist guides turn into drunkards by the dusk, yet are do-gooders. Their goodness is shown on various levels when they willingly turn their house into a refugee camp.
A mentally challenged girl, a physically challenged person who is good at painting, musician who is kicked out from his family, a girl who’s been rescued from human trafficking net, a woman who has willingly separated from her family; all of them seek shelter at Satya’s house. Though they are from different background and have got to do nothing with each other, the love and affection slowly emerges between all of them.
Meanwhile the mentally challenged girl (Akshara Menon) falls for Satya’s samritan nature. What happens next forms the base of the story. The movie tests your patience throughout its first half. If you haven't already walked out of the theatre in the first half, the second half will enthuse you with some really good moments and it ends up as a decent package.
Wonder of wonders, the dialogues get better, actors show interest and even the background score picks up dramatically in the second half. But despite all the promises it offers, it doesn't rise to become a compelling watch. Akshara Menon has tried hard to play the role of a mentally challenged girl while Vijay the debutante has scored well in his performance.