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Dubai Seenu June 11, 2007

Posted by Shujath in Movies, Reviews, Telugu.

With his recent hit Dhee still running in cinemas, Srinu Vytla is back with his latest offering Dubai Seenu featuring Ravi Teja in the title role. Vytla carefully treads the same path which brought him success in previous ventures like Venky and Dhee. However, this time he falls a bit short but nevertheless this flick manages to entertain intermittently.

Dubai Seenu (Ravi Teja) and his gang (the same as in Venky) are desperate to go to Dubai but their plans are thwarted. They are stuck in Mumbai penniless and end up setting up a Pav Bhaji store all the while indulging in their usual tomfoolery. Seenu comes across Madhu (Nayanatara) and falls for her. Meanwhile there is this dreaded villain Jinnah (Sushant Singh) and towards the interval it is revealed that Seenu also has got to do something with him too.

Nobody really expects a great plot here as Vytla’s previous successes were all built on generous doses of humor. However, inspite of the presence of almost all major comic artistes the entertainment quotient isn’t great. Nevertheless, there are quite a few genuinely funny moments with the usual Ravi Teja brand of one liners and repartees.

The director seems to have seriously run out of ideas so he resorts to his tried and tested “drunken good guys taking revenge on their opressors” – actually thrice in the whole movie. The “Fire Star” Solomon Raju track featuring M.S Narayana could have been a lot more funnier than it actually turned out to be. Ravi Teja gets to do his usual stuff and he is effective as always. Nayanatara looks gorgeous but apart from that has nothing much to do here. The huge supporting cast featuring Brahmanandam, Raghubabu, Sayaji Shinde, Sunil, Venu Madhav, Krishna Bhagwan (and everyone else I missed) is only effective in parts thanks to the uninspired writing. Mani Sharma’s music is okay but the songs somewhat act as speedbreakers.

If you have enjoyed the other films I mentioned here, then you’ll probably end up liking this one also. Though I am sure most of you will be somewhat disappointed especially because of the expectations built up due to the recent success of Dhee. This is a flick you might want to check out on DVD at leisure just for the comic parts.


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