Vishnu Manchu's "Doosukeltha", which was released on 17 October, has opened to positive reviews from critics who have termed it as a decent comedy entertainer. [ Also Read: "Doosukeltha" Opening Weekend Collections]
The film's plot: Chinna (Vishnu) and Chinni (Lavanya Tripati) are childhood friends. Chinni's family ill-treats her and her mother in their ancestral home. In one instance, the mother-daughter duo is evicted from their house. Years later, Chinni becomes a doctor whereas Chinna turns into an investigative reporter for TV 2 1/2.
Chinna falls in love with Chinni and later, she also reciprocates his love. Soon, Chinna realises that Chinni's life is under threat from her father's family. The rest of the story is about how Chinna takes Chinni to the same family, who are conspiring to kill her, and win their hearts.
Vishnu Manchu's comic timing is the main highlight of the film. The actor has won accolades for his performance in the film. "Doosukeltha" is directed by Veeru Potla and has Brahmanandam, Vennala Kishore, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Rao Ramesh in supporting roles.
With the kind of positive feedback that the comedy entertainer receives, the film might well be another hit in Vishnu's career.
Here is the review roundup of "Doosukeltha"
According to Indiaglitz, "Doosukeltha' is watchable if the expectations are kept low and if we are not yearning for an out-and-out hilarious laugh riot just because it has the imprint of Vaitla on it. The situations are faded, but the comedy sequences in the big mansion are nicely conceived."
Sangeetha Devi Dundoo of The Hindu says, "After 'Denikaina Ready', this is another film where Vishnu relies on comedy. The portions where he hoodwinks Vennela Kishore and Brahmanandam are a riot. Lavanya has good screen presence and shows promise."
Ch Sushil Rao of The Times of India says, "It is hard to imagine someone with the nature of Chinna. The director takes a lot of liberties with the characterisation. Nevertheless, Vishnu cruises sticking to the characterisation, doing a commendable job. You have Brahmanandam in the movie and so you've got the comedy that you expect."
Talking about the performances, Gulte says, "Vishnu is in his elements. He did alright as the man with brains. He has done this before and there is nothing special or spectacular about his performance in this film. He has tried a new look and it is fine. Lavanya, who was good in Andala Rakshasi, is not up to the mark in this film. Her performance is just okay."
"Brahmanandam offered few laughs and Vennela Kishore's character clicked at times. Kota Srinivasa Rao is standard. Rao Ramesh did well. Ali, Raghubabu, Master Bharat and others played their part."
Verdict: "Doosukeltha" is an average fare, Watch it without high expectations.