Dongalunnaru Jaagratha Movie Review & Ratings

Review of the film Dongalunnaru Jaagratha: Simha Koduri had great success with her debut film ‘Mathu Vadalara’, but her second film ‘Thellavarithe Guruvaram’ did not meet expectations. After almost a year off, today she invented her new film “Dongalunnaru Jaagratha” and promoted this film as the first survival thriller in Telugu. Let’s go into the detailed review of the film to find out if this film gives us the emotions to be enjoyed in the theater and if Simha Koduri is able to receive success again.

Review of the film Dongalunnaru Jaagratha



Little thief Raju decides to rob a luxury SUV, but soon discovers that the vehicle is an impenetrable trap. Raju’s agonizing struggle against time for survival inside the SUV, while an enemy from outside has complete control of the vehicle, begins at this point. What does the enemy want? Is Raju a planned victim? How long will Raju be able to live?

Cast and crew

Dongalunnaru Jaagratha’s film sees Sri Simha koduri in the lead role, while Samuthirakani and Preeti Asrani play other major roles in the film. The film is directed by debutant Satish Tripura and produced by D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati for Suresh Productions & Guru Films banner. The music for this film is composed by Kaala Bhairava and the photography is curated by Yeshwanth C. Garry is the editor of this film.

Movie name Dongalunnaru Jaagratha
Director Satish Tripura
Music director Kaala Bhairava
Producer D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati
Genre Thriller, Drama
Launch Sri Simha Koduri, Samuthirakani and Preeti Asrani
Cinematography Yeshwanth C

Verdict of the film

Actor Sri Simha Koduri is the son of ace musician MM Keervani, but he is trying to make his mark in Telugu films by choosing different subjects. Dongalunnaru Jaagratha starts off interestingly and creates the thrill up to a point, but the film loses its way with some unnecessary comic scenes in between. Even though the film had some thrilling movements, we might think that something is missing from the film, which makes the film uninteresting. There are few moments in the first half and second half that will thrill audiences and entertain them, but overall the film seems uninteresting.

While it comes to acting, most of the scenes in the film focus on the protagonist stuck inside a car and shot in an enclosed, confined space that causes the actor to perform in extremely close-up shots. Simha Koduri did her best to manage his acting throughout the film, but as most of the scenes are shot very close together, his inexperience can be clearly observed. He has comic timing, but while it comes to other emotions, Simha seems to be struggling with his performance, but can improve in the future. Samuthirakani has limited screen presence, but she did a decent job and all the other actors played their part in the cameo roles offered to them.

Technically Dongalunnaru Jaagratha looks fine. The background music composed by Kaala Bhairava is good, his music adds the thrill to some scenes while watching on the screen. Yeshwanth C’s photography should be appreciated for his hard work. Although most of the scenes are shot inside a vehicle, he tried to use different angles to create the difference in the shots. The production values ​​of the film are ok.

Director Satish Tripura should be appreciated for picking the survival thriller subject for his debut, but he could have focused more on the thrilling scenes and logic to engage audiences right through to the end of the film. However, his efforts should be appreciated for bringing a genre never tried to Telugu.

Overall, Dongalunnaru Jaagratha is a good survival thriller, but it lacks the thrill in some scenes. You can watch it in cinemas if you want to experience the first survival thriller in Telugu.

Plus points:

Background music


Negative points:



Missing emotions and logic

Rating: 2.75 / 5

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