After months of waiting, director Sukumar’s first production venture Darshakudu has finally entered theatres on August 4. The film features Ashok, Eesha Rebba and Pujita Ponnada in crucial roles. The film narrates the story of a budding director, whose sole ambition is to create a successful movie. The trailers and songs were pointers that the movie would be a romance-action-drama and the first half stays true to expectations.
Mahesh (Ashok Bandredddy) is a passionate and aspiring director who is waiting to get a chance to direct a movie. He somehow gets a chance to direct the movie. But producer asks to change the love track as it is disappointing. He goes to his native place and happens to meet Namratha (Eesha Rebba) during his return journey and he sees it as an opportunity to write a natural love track with the happenings between them. He sees every moment with her as a scene for his movie and she gets tired of his cinematic senses. She proposes him and leaves him.
The concept of a film director falling for a costume designer is quite interesting. Debutante Ashok is okay and gives a decent performance in the film. Telugu beauty, Eesha Rebba looks beautiful in the film and acts convincingly in her role. The first half of the film is okay with some passable scenes between the lead pair.
Upcoming comedian Sudarshan Reddy as hero’s friend is okay and his comedy timing brings a few laughs here and there. Pelli Choopulu fame Priyadarshi’s comedy in a small scene is good and evokes a few laughs. The interval block is good and reminds of some Sukumar mark intelligent scene narration. On the whole, Darshakudu is a predictable love story which has nothing novel to offer. Though the first half of the film is okay with some passable moments, the second half completely runs on a single point which may not appeal to a larger section audience and ends up as a strictly okay watch this weekend.