Dora Movie Review
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
A plain revenge romp.
With Vivek-Merwin's exciting score and some brilliant visuals, Dora does try to get past the line with a pedestrian story. But it's borderline safe to say that even Nayanthara is just a tool to what is a very middling revenge thriller.
Cast: Nayanthara, Thambi Ramaiah, Harish Uthaman, Tarun Shatriya & others
Cinematography: Dinesh Krishnan
Music: Mervin J Solomon & Vivek Siva
Editing: Gopi Krishna
Stunts: Dhilip Subbarayan
Written & Directed by: Doss Ramasamy
Produced by: Sarkunam & Hitesh Jhabak
Distribution: Auraa Cinemas
Release Date: 31-03-2017
Run Time: 02:17:00
Nayanthara has now made it a point to take part in a sizable number of woman-centric films a year. In her first appearance this year, she finds herself in a spot equal to that a car named Dora, which also happens to be the title of the film. The chronicles between both Nayanthara and the car form the plot of Dora, with revenge and chill elements being scattered all over.
It takes something for a heroine to channel a film throughout, and Nayanthara is more than enough to do that for Dora. But here, it’s always the heroine, the cinematography or the music grabbing the centre stage. Never the script. The film visibly suffers from predictability issues and stays run-of-the-mill with its intent. The second half does have a couple of scenes where you’ll hoot for the heroine, but that’s not sufficient to call the film a good one.
Thambi Ramaih’s comedy eats up most of the time in the first half, as the veteran with his usual style tries to make you laugh, succeeding at places. Harish Uthaman’s firm looks continue here as well, the scene with Nayanthara at the police station might just be the best one from the film.
With Vivek-Merwin’s exciting score and some brilliant visuals, Dora does try to get past the line with a pedestrian story. But it’s borderline safe to say that even Nayanthara is just a tool to what is a very middling revenge thriller.