Dev Movie Review
|Producer||S. Lakshman Kumar|
Rakul Preet Singh
|Editor||Anthony L. Ruben|
|Production company||Prince Pictures|
|Running Time||117 mins|
|Release Date||14th February 2019|
The celebration of Travel, Love, friendship, Pain and Life is what Dev promised us and let us have a look in this exclusive analysis of the film from Studio Flicks. The film traverses through the lives of Dev (Karthi), a good hearted adventurous guy and an independent entrepreneur Megha (Rakul Preet Singh). They are from different walks of life and what happens when they fall in love.
Having said that the film has been shot across various countries, it doesn’t actually give an intense feel of watching a travel based movie. In fact, the travelling sequences are seen in little episodes, which comes after intermission. In fact, those moments involving Karthi and Rakul have been beautifully etched and projected. If there were few more scenes of this sort, Dev would have been a real big romantic treat.
The entire production unit deserves special mention for their earnest hard work in picturing these sequences
On the other hand, what’s more intriguing is the cinematography by Velraj. He has carried upon different tones for each location and the mind-boggling visuals of Himalayas are astounding. The entire production unit deserves special mention for their earnest hard work in picturing these sequences. Well, the other locations we see in the film have got nothing to do with the dramatic moments. In many places, it looks like the director has tried projecting the lead characters as ‘Rich’ people by giving them luxurious cars and lifestyle. Yes, there isn’t anything wrong about it, but we get to see something missing in them.
Karthi has strived a lot in enhancing his character and his performance is commendable too.
RJ Vignesh as standup comedian is the big minus and we never see him cracking a single joke. Prakash Raj, Ramya Krishnan and Amritha have done great justice to their roles. Karthi has strived a lot in enhancing his character and his performance is commendable too. Be it the fun loving expressions or the saddest moments, he emotes very well. In fact, he is one among the rarest actors of these contemporary times to give stupendous emotional performances. Rakul Preet Singh has a back story, but it doesn’t intensify her character. There’s nothing wrong in establishing their characters, but the encounters involving egoistic issues between the lead characters pops up too late in time.
Dev has a good story, but lacks certain things, where it fails to present the characterizations convincingly
Musical score by Harris Jayaraj is little disappointing as none of the songs are feet tapping. The background score is good in places and the songs somehow keep us engrossed and all the credit goes to cinematographer Velraj.
As on whole, Dev has a good story, but lacks certain things, where it fails to present the characterisations convincingly. The conflicts, separations and reunions are presented within a short span of time with the hurrying intentions to finish the movie.
Dev Movie Review
- Our Rating
Verdict: Technically good and owns nuance performances , but lacks depth in dramatic narration