Release Date: May 6, 2022
Starring: Fahad Fazil, Suraj Venjaramood, Nimisha Sajayan, Allensier Le Lopez etc.
Director: Dileesh Pothan
Music Director: Bijibal
Cinematography: Rajiv Ravi
Producer: Sandeep Senan, Anish M Thomas
Banner: Urvashi Theaters
It is a known fact that ‘Aha’, which is emerging as a leading OTT company, releases a new movie every Friday to entertain the audience. Some of the films are being released in the OTT within a few days of their release, while others are being released directly. The movie ‘Dongata’, which was released directly on ‘Aha’ last week, was directed by Dileesh Potan and starred National Award winner and ‘Pushpa’ villain Fahad Fazil in the lead role.
The movie was made in Malayalam in 2017 under the title ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’. ‘Aha’ has come forward to present this movie which has won 3 National Awards simultaneously to the Telugu audience.
Story: Prasad (Suraj) from a farmer’s family falls in love with a girl named Shreeja (Nimisha) who works in a supermarket. Formed by a small meaning, their acquaintance inspires them to become immortal lovers. However, since their castes are different, the elders of Shreeja’s house do not approve of their marriage, thinking that Prasad is from a lower caste. Prasad and Shreeja run away and get married.
After that Prasad is a farmer so he needs money for farming and decides to hold his wife’s chain. One day, another Prasad (Fahad Fazil) steals Shreeja’s chain while he is traveling in a bus. Shreeja sees Prasad hitting his chain.. If she is going to be stopped, he puts the chain in his mouth and swallows.
All the passengers on the bus hand over the thief Prasad to the police. But Prasad says he did not steal the chain. Really Prasad.. Didn’t Shreeja steal the chain? Or is he lying on purpose? How did the police solve this problem? Is the rest of the story.
Cast: Fahad Fazil plays the thief Prasad. He also cultivates comedy in addition to acting. Fahad gave 100% life to this character. Suraj, who looks like an innocent Prasad, also acted wonderfully. A man from a middle class family, he excelled as a farmer. Nimisha also did well in the role of Shreeja. The rest of the cast did justice to their roles.
The performance of the technicians: Director Dilip Pothan’s on-screen portrayals of how some of the cops behave, how the middle class people feel and what their thinking style is. The reasons why a hero becomes a thief and then a good stranger like in the movies of the past are not shown by the character of Fahad Fazil.
This makes his character more natural for the audience to enjoy. Sajeev Pajoor’s story and Shyam Pushkaran’s dialogues haunt everyone even after the film is over. Rajiv Ravi’s cinematography and Bijibal’s music are the highlights. The fact that the movie was released on such a low budget means that their work was also seen on the screen.
Analysis: Fahad Fazil won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor and Sajeev Pazur won the National Award for Best Screenplay Writing. The movie also won the National Award for Best Regional Film which means you can understand how much the people there felt about this movie.
It is no exaggeration to say that this movie impresses the Telugu audience in the same way. Available on ‘Aha’, this movie will definitely engage audiences from all ages of life. Each character is memorable and impressive. Don’t miss it..!