Control, Alt, Dev
A lot was riding on ‘Dev’, since it was tipped to be Karthi’s first attempt in romantic-adventure genre, it was about to mark the comeback of Harris Jayaraj and it saw the coming together of Karthi and Rakul Preet Singh after the highly successful ‘Dheeran Adhigaram Ondru’.
But, the final product, to be frank, is a sorry story of a good idea going wrong due to poor execution. Despite having a strong cast and sturdy technical team, ‘Dev’ appears to be under’dev’eloped.
Dev (Karthi) is the son of a rich man Ramalingam (Prakash Raj). The youngster loves adventures a lot and believes that life is not about earning money. He loves to travel all over the world and explore new things.
On the other hand, there is Meghna Padmavathy (Rakul Preet Singh), a multi-millionaire entrepreneur whose only goal in life is to chase money and nothing else.
She hates men since her father ditched her mother Padmavathy (Ramya Krishnan) and left the family when she was a child. Hence, she doesn’t want to fall in love. Dev’s friends (Vigneshkanth and Amrutha) push him to another adventure- love. They encourage him fall in love with Meghna and the rest is all about whether cupid struck between Dev and Meghna and whether the contrasting characters are able to stay together.
Karthi shines bright despite the script letting him down. Rakul Preet Singh has not been given much scope, while Prakash Raj and Ramya Krishnan have been used as set-properties. Vigneshkanth’s attempts are far from comedy.
Harris Jayaraj has not at all reinvented himself. Rather, he has rehashed the same stuff. Cinematography is a major strength of ‘Dev’, Director Rajath Ravishankar, who has conceived an interesting idea, should have focused on translating it into an impressive movie.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5