Das Ka Dhamki

Movie Review : 'Das Ka Dhamki'


Cast: Vishwak Sen, Nivetha Pethuraj, Rao Ramesh, Rohini Molleti, Hyper Aadi, Tharun Bhascker, Akshara Goud and others.

Music: Leon James

Cinematography: Dinesh Babu

Story: Prasanna Kumar Bezawada

Producer: Karate Raju

Screenplay - Dialogues - Direction: Vishwak Sen


Young hero Vishwak Sen is one of the multi-talented heroes in Tollywood. He earned a good reputation as an actor and there is a director and a writer in him as well. He made 'Falaknuma Das' before and he handled the megaphone once again for 'Das Ka Dhamki'. Apart from acting and directing this film, he produced it under his own banner as well. The movie arrived in theatres with good expectations and let us find out how the movie turned out.



Krishna Das (Vishwak Sen) is an orphan. He along with his two childhood friends work at a five-star hotel as a waiter. He meets Keerthy (Nivetha Pethuraj) and falls in love with her. Krishna acts as a rich guy in front of her and makes her fall in love too. After knowing the truth, Keerthy hates him and Krishna loses his job at the same time.

At this point, a rich man who runs a huge pharma company asks Krishna to act as their CEO Sanjay. What happened to Sanjay? Why did Krishna go in his place? What challenges will he face? Answers to all these questions form the rest of the story.


'Pokiri' looks like an average film for the most part. But it becomes a blockbuster and the mind blowing twist before the climax is the key reason for it. The audience were stunned by this twist and they leave the logic behind thereby getting mesmerised by what's happening on the screen. It was an industry hit. After this film, countless films arrived with the same strategy. They start the movie casually and run it with casual scenes till the climax and reveal a shocking twist before the end. But the audience are not fools to watch the same thing over and over again. With the twists lacking any kind of logic and becoming silly, the audience are giving shocks to the filmmakers in return. This is what happened exactly with 'Das Ka Dhamki'.

With the intention of stunning the audience with back-to-back twists, Vishwak Sen went overboard in 'Das Ka Dhamki'. The movie runs in a smooth manner with good entertainment till one stage but the unconvincing twists and characters test the patience of the audience. By the end, you leave the movie wondering what exactly happened in the movie and where it all went wrong. On the story and screenplay front, 'Das Ka Dhamki' runs on a predictable note in the first half and there is no novelty in it. Vishwak tried to run it in a different way from interval portions. One twist hits you after another from then and it never runs as per the expectations of the audience.

You have to feel bored with the first half and have a crazy ride in the latter half. But you get the opposite feeling while watching the movie. Hero is an orphan and acts as a rich man to make the heroine fall in love. After knowing the truth, the girl starts hating him. The love track has been used hundreds of times in Telugu cinema before but you don't get bored by it. The fun factor makes you enjoy the proceedings. Vishwak did a great job along with Hyper Aadi and Mahesh in providing a lot of entertainment. The first hour breezes away and songs during this time are enjoyable as well. The twist before the interval grabs your interest and raised the expectations on the second half.

The real problem begins in the second half. The young director is focused on giving twists and surprising the audience that he left the logic behind and fails to generate any kind of emotion in the movie. They did not care if the scene is convincing or not and went overboard with the twists. They are not convincing at all and turns silly after one point. The lack of experience in Vishwak Sen is visible in many portions of the second half. The interest of the audience slowly dies down and people start to get irked in the theatres looking at the madness onscreen rather than feeling thriller. People who can enjoy this madness can give 'Das Ka Dhamki' a go but the normal audience may find it tough to connect with this movie.


Vishwak Sen played two roles with different shades in this movie. His screen presence as a waiter and his performance impresses the viewers. His innocence and comedy timing wins the hearts of people. But he fails to create the same impact in Sanjay's character. It is tough to see him in a psycho role and his cunning acting too becomes comical after one point. He fails to convince you in this role. Nivetha Pethuraj too did a role with some variation. Her performance is fine and she looked very glamorous for the first time on the Telugu screen.

Rao Ramesh sleepwalked through his role as he did many such characters before. We can expect the twist as soon as he enters the scene. Hyper Aadi and Mahesh bring the required laughs as the hero's friends. Their comedy is a big relief in the first half and an actor of Rohini's caliber doesn't get a chance to showcase it. The rest of the actors are decent in their roles.


The movie scores good points on the technical front. Vishwak Sen spent well on the film and did not compromise at any point. Leon James gave some catchy songs like 'Almost Padipoyindhe Pilla', 'Mawa Bro' and others. Their picturisation is good too. Dinesh Babu's cinematography is quite colorful and dynamic. We cannot say Prasanna Kumar's story is bad but it is not that strong either. The drama does not work out in the film and the screenplay took a severe beating due to an overdose of twists and turns. Vishwak Sen who did a fine job till the first half, went out of bounds in the second half. The lack of experience is quite visible during these portions. We usually know the potential of the director by seeing the way he mixes different emotions in the film in the right proportions. Vishwak failed in this aspect. It is not easy to be the hero of the film and produce it along with handling the direction. His efforts are commendable but he fails to reach the expectations as the director.

Verdict: An Overdose Of 'Dhamki'!

Rating: 2.25/5

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