After superhit movie Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, Karthi has teamed up again with Rakul Preet Singh for Dev, which is an entirely different genre flick from their previous outing. The latest flick is written and directed by newcomer Rajath Ravishankar.
The bilingual movie, which is releasing simultaneously in Telugu, has powerhouse performers like Prakash Raj and Ramya Krishnan in the key roles, while Vamsi Krishna, Renuka and a host of other actors are in the supporting cast.
Harris Jayaraj has scored five songs for Dev. 'Dei Machaan Dev,' 'Oru Nooru Mural' and 'Anangae Sinungalama' songs have struck the chord with the listeners. R Velraj has handled the cinematography department, while Anthony L Ruben has edited the flick.
Dev (Karthi) is the son of a wealthly man Ramalingam (Prakash Raj) and he loves being adventureous in life. He plays the role of a man named Dev who loves adventure. He loves taking challenges and accomplishes what he wants in his life. Whereas Rakul enacts the characters of Megha, a headstrong opinionated girl, who is settled in abroad.
She is a multimillionaire and worked hard to achieve her goals. What happens when she comes across the 28-year-old boy is the crux of the story. It is a new-age love story but does not have romance.
Going by the viewers' response, Dev lacks a strong story and lacklustre screenplay does not help the cause. The first half is passable, but the second half is slow and boring, the audience say.
RJ Vignesh's portion is a big let down and he has more screen presence than Karthi in the first half which have not gone well with the viewers. Technically, Harris Jayaraj's three songs like 'Dei Machaan Dev,' 'Oru Nooru Mural' and 'Anangae Sinungalama' songs have struck the chord with the listeners. The cinematography is the major highlight in the film. Check out what the viewers say about the film:
The Karthi and Rakul Preet-starrer is releasing in India on Thursday, while it will see the light of the day in the US a day earlier. Here, we bring you the live audience response to the movie:
Rajasekar: #Dev is an ambitious romantic drama by debutant Rajath but it goes awry due to convoluted screenplay&soulless characters.
@Karthi_Offl 's earnest performance @VelrajR' s grand visuals& @Jharrisjayaraj
Sounds good on paper but lost in translation. Heroine characterization
Elegance SARA : #Dev is easily one of the most boring movies in recent times. Cinematography , Background score , Locations , Visuals etc Technical values are superior but the story lacks any depth , narration is irritatingly flat...
Dark Knight The Unpaid Critic: #Dev #Review An okay first half. Good visuals and songs. #Karthi looks good in Romance and in friendship scenes but the film loses it's plot on second half. Got slow and boring. Average Movie
Christopher Kanagaraj: #Dev - Cake walk role for Karthi, his makeover & costumes r gud. Rakul preet is okay. R J Vignesh mokka comedies. Same template music by Harris. Visuals r pleasing - Nice cinematography. Weak content & Immature screenplay. Climax Everest portion making s awesome. Disappointment.
Dhanus Kumar Raja: #Dev a wow gud feeling... kudos to director for bringing in Hindi movie making style... @AmruthaSrini @RjVigneshkanth and #karthi chemistry worked out very well... @Karthi_Offl needs some guts to choose these kind of scripts... @Rakulpreet @Jharrisjayaraj ❤️
Review Ram: #DEV (Tamil) - 2.5/ 5.
Liked the first half. Visuals (non-VFX shots), songs and performances are good. Many practical issues concluded in a filmy way. Nowhere the film takes itself seriously.
#Dev - Interval - Moves on a leisure pace. Karthi fits comfortable in both love and friendship portions. Rakul's character is neat and supporting characters have scope too. Has good life values and relationships.
My kind of film✋
Feel-good so far.
Haricharan Pudipeddi: #Dev is both a decent adventure flick and a story of self discovery. @Karthi_Offl as someone who lives by his rules and embraces life's thrills with excitement is aptly cast. The film does get slightly dreary at times but works on the whole.
Richard Mahesh R: #DEV holds you intact with two characters as you start journeying with them.#Dev and #Meghna. @VelrajR cinematography and hard work of entire team is extraordinary. Especially the #Himalayas episode is stunning. @Karthi_Offl efforts are appreciable. @prabhu_sr @DreamWarriorpic
Tamilnadu Theatres Association: #Dev 1st half : A good romantic journey alongside some friendship goals. Fresh & delightful visuals. Applaudes to the efforts of cinematography! Hopefully a meaning 2nd half will speak the verdict.
KollyEmpire: #Dev | Interval - Slow and takes its own time to get settled. Karthi nicely suiting up in the ultra urban character and holding the show well. Friendship, humour and love angles periodically matching up the interest but slightly lacking the punch and connect. 'Decent' so far!
Dinesh141: #Dev First Half : A well balanced neat screenplay portraying friendship and romance. Visually Good So far, @Rakulpreet is amazing ! @RjVigneshkanth and Amrutha portions are enjoyable.
#DEV : Main USP of this adventure tale is VISUALS which provides feel good mood ! Romantic portions amidst @Karthi_Offl & @Rakulpreet were nice The dominant character of #Rakul looks quirky & her character played a key role !
Nice flick for this Valentine's day
Chandran: #Dev 1st half : A visually grand, glossy frndship - romance flick. @Karthi_Offl sportingly shares the screen space with his frnds played very well by Vigneshkanth & Amrutha. @Rakulpreet looks stunning. For fans of films like Endrendrum Punnagai, Unnale Unnale, Engeyum Kadhal etc
V2Cinemas: #Dev - Done with first half
Still now visually good , @Karthi_Offl & @RjVigneshkanth portion are enjoyable. Feel good entertainer .
Nettv4u: #DEV First HALF : After a long time, @Rakulpreet is seen in never seen before bold character also her role has meaty shades who outplays @Karthi_Offl in this adventure subject !
@RjVigneshkanth has done good witty act
Kaushik LM: Dev +ves
- the @Karthi_Offl @Rakulpreet pairing; they look grt, with superb costumes
- @Jharrisjayaraj's songs and their music video style filming by @RajathDir - @VelrajR
- the frnds played by @AmruthaSrini @RjVigneshkanth breathe life into the 1st half
- apt Feb14 release date
#Dev 2nd half - More and more love, the conflicts that arise, drama, melodrama and the climax!
The 'Oru Murai' (a lovely road trip song sequence like AYM's Avalum Naanum) song is the highlight of this half.
#Dev 1st half : A visually grand, glossy frndship - romance flick. @Karthi_Offl sportingly shares the screen space with his frnds played very well by Vigneshkanth & Amrutha. @Rakulpreet looks stunning. For fans of films like Endrendrum Punnagai, Unnale Unnale, Engeyum Kadhal etc
Theeejay: #Dev releases worldwide today... It's refreshing to see a stylish romantic movie. #Karthi already said that the film focuses on today's trends in relationships. The trailer itself was very interesting but my only worry is the over-the-top action scenes. #DevFromToday
I'd honestly prefer a movie that deals with the main characters, their emotions and issues in a relationship. Action scenes where the hero gets to beat up 10 local gangsters are IMO counterproductive in this kind of films. Let's see what @Karthi_Offl's #Dev has in store.