Cast: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Samyukta Menon, Malvika Nair, Edward Sonnenblick, Elnaaz Norouzi, Srikanth Iyengar, Seetha, Satya, and more
Director: Abhishek Nama
Producer: Abhishek Nama
Music Director: Harshavardhan Rameshwar
“Devil,” a period action drama directed and produced by Abhishek Nama, features Nandamuri Kalyan Ram as the protagonist. Set in the British Province of Rasapadu, the story revolves around Agent Devil’s investigation into the mysterious murder of Vijaya, a Zamindar’s daughter. His pursuit uncovers unforeseen connections between the murder and a classified mission named “Operation Tiger Hunt,” leading to a gripping narrative exploring truth and intrigue.
The narrative intricately threads compelling characters, multifaceted layers, and captivating subplots. It adeptly intertwines the murder mystery with patriotic elements, delivering a series of thrilling and well-integrated twists.
Kalyan Ram’s performance is compelling, marked by impactful dialogues that showcase his character’s diverse range from subtlety to ferocity.
The film boasts strong production values, showcasing meticulous era-based artwork and commendable VFX, enhancing its visual allure.
Samyukta Menon excels in a role that transcends mere romantic interest, while supporting actors like Vassishta Simha and Malvika Nair deliver commendable performances.
The initial storytelling lacks a compelling grip and unfolds leisurely in the first hour, marked by certain unnecessary scenes that hinder the pacing and engagement.
Certain songs, particularly in the first half, fall short, disrupting the narrative flow. A more refined screenplay could have bolstered the overall impact.
Harshavardhan Rameshwar’s music, especially the songs, fails to meet expectations, while the background score fares decently. Soundar Rajan’s cinematography effectively captures the essence of the era, complemented by strong art direction.
Srikanth Vissa’s impactful dialogues and storyline stand out as strengths, although tighter execution in the first half could have elevated the narrative.
“Devil” presents a watchable period action drama with an engaging storyline and commendable twists. Kalyan Ram’s strong performance, supported by a competent cast, shines throughout. However, the film’s initial half suffers from sluggish pacing and weaker musical elements. Despite these flaws, it remains a worthwhile watch for audiences willing to overlook these shortcomings.