Film: Don Seenu

Cast: Ravi Teja, Srihari, Shriya, Anjana Sukhani, Shayaji Shinde, Mahesh Manjrekar, Brahmanandam, Ali& others
Story, screenplay: Kona Venkat
Music: Manisharma
Cinematography: Sameer Reddy
Editing: Gowtham Raju
Art: A S Prakash
Produced by: Venkat
Banner: R R Movie Makers
Dialogues and directed by: Gopichand Malineni.
Release date: August 06, 2010
Rating :
Don Seenu Telugu Movie Review :
As a child, Seenu (Ravi Teja) is fascinated with Amitabh Bachchan’s acting and his especially the star’s role of Don. His sole aim is to become Don; so he changes his name to Don Seenu. His stepmother scolds as he turning into a bad guy that prompts him to run away from home. Years later, he comes to Hyderabad and joins in a gang run by Machiraju (Shayaji Shinde) who wants to on another gang leader Narsing (Srihari). Machiraju sends Don Seenu to Germany to woo Narsing’s sister Deepthi (Shriya), to scuttle her marriage alliance with a big businessman’s (Mahesh Manjrekar) son. Rest of the drama is all about Don Seenu impressing Deepthi (Shriya) and revealing his true side in the end.
Artist Performance:
Ravi Teja brings fabulous energy and entertainment with his interpretation of character. And we never get tired of his kind of comedy. All he needs is an average script to make a film hit. Ravi Teja is excellent in mimicking Amitab Bachchan.
Others: Shriya is seen in a Telugu straight film after a long gap. She is nice. New actress Anjana Sukhani is good in the role of second heroine. Srihari repeats his role after Dhee and King. Mahesh Manjrekar has a spineless role of international don. Ali entertains a lot in the swiss episode though there are double meaning dialogues. Venu Madhav’s comedy episodes are good. Brahmanandam partly entertains in the second half. Brahmaji and Sayaji Shinde are adequate.
Technical and Other Departments:
Story – screenplay – direction: Story of the movie is routine and is of Seenu Vytla’s kind. It has resemblance to Seenu Vytla’s movies like Dhee, Ready and King. Screenplay is nice in the first half, but is messed up in the second half. Debutant director Gopichand Malineni shows promise and succeeds in getting the entertainment scenes right, but fails in narrating the movie in a crisp manner in the second half. There are too many loose ends and uninteresting moments in the second half. However, I liked the following scenes in the movie –
1. The usage of ‘bhavani gang’ term in the kid’s intro scene.
2. Ravi Teja interaction with the pop-up of Amitabh in some scenes.
3. Interval twist
4. Ravi Teja’s performance as a mute guy in the second half.
Other departments: Cinematography by Sameer Reddy is adequate. Dialogues by Kona Venkat are interesting. Music by Mani Sharma is average. So is the background music. No proper care is taken during the post-production process and it shows up. Editing is ok. Stunt sequences are adequate and they look forced.


First half of the movie is entertaining with a nice interval twist. The graph in the second half goes down as the climax progresses. Mute episode is good in the second half. Climax should have been better. The plus points in the movie are Ravi Teja’s performance and entertainment. On the flip side, a better second half would have helped the movie. There are a few double-entendre scenes in the movie. We have to wait and see how it performs at Box Office.
Final View:
If you are expecting typical laughs from Ravi Teja’s film, Don Seenu may seem good timepass. But if you are really looking some ‘kick’ entertainment, this film is not right choice. On the whole, Don Seenu is predictable but the package of glamour, some comedy and action makes it okay. Second half is big letdown.

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