Rating : 2/5.
Bottom Line : Don’t judge a movie by its poster.
This year is one of the best years for Telugu dubbed tamil films. Most of the films have been doing brisk business at the Telugu cinema box office. This weekend release, Dora is a telugu dubbed version of tamil film ‘Jackson Durai’. Actor Satyaraj, who is well known to national audiences as Kattappa, played a pivotal role in the film, and his son, Sibi raj is the protagonist.
Dharani Dharan kumar directed this horror comedy film, kicks off with the introduction of a village called Dora puram, where the people are hassled by a ghost called Jackson. The villagers believed that the ghost is a britisher. During British regime, A bunch of britishers died in an accident, since then, the ghost is harrasing the poor villagers when clock ticks at 9 PM.
The Crime branch of police of state, appoints a novice officer, Sathya ( Sibi raj), to solve the mystery.In Dorapuram, The officer bumps into a village girl, Vijaya ( Himabindu),and falls in love with her. While trying to unravel the mystery, He experiences some eerie things. Meanwhile, Vijaya’s cousin, Veera ( Karunakaran) also wants to marry the love interest of sathya.
Vijaya’s father, who also happens to be the village head, put a condition to both of the suitors that they must spent a week in haunted bungalow, who ever survive, will marry his daughter. Both of them agree the condition, And decide to spent one week. They intially experience spooky things.In no time, The poor guys findout the mystery behind Jackson ghost. what is that mystery? is rest of the story.
The story has enough potential to tickle the funny bone of audiences, but the director, Dharani kumar prolonged the screenplay in second half, It affected the positive created by the intial half of the film, Cameraman ,Yuvraj Singh has done a phenomenal job, All the frames are aesthetic and pleasant to the eyes. Screen writing could have been much better. Medicore songs, but the background score by Chinna is good. Editor should been chopped off some repeated scenes.
Satyaraj who is also known as katappa, essayed the cake -walk role and he did it well.The make up men deserve special applause for their amazing work. The protagonist sibiraj has offered a few intermittent chuckles to audience by joining up comedians Yogi Babu and Karunakaran. Both the actors have done their roles pretty well. Hima bindu essayed the role of a village belle, got nothing much to do on the screen. Zachary coffin did an important role with ease.
All over, The poor writing botched up the film, especially the latter half, However, This horror comedy is a well crafted without a soul turns out the misfire at the box office. you can watch this film for a few laughs, Don’t expect more than that. I will go with two out of five starts for this latest telugu dubbed tamil film.
Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.