Dongalunnaru Jaagratha Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Dongalunnaru Jaagratha Movie Review: Simha Koduri’s first film, Mathu Vadalara, was a huge hit, but his second film, Thellavarithe Guruvaram, fell short of the mark. He released his new film, “Dongalunnaru Jaagratha,” today after a nearly one-year hiatus, and it is being marketed as the first survival thriller in Telugu. Let’s look at a full review of the film to find out if it will delight us while we watch it in the theatre and if Simha Koduri will be able to enjoy success once more.

Dongalunnaru Jaagratha Movie Review


Raju, a small-time thief, decides to rob a luxurious SUV, but he rapidly realizes that the car is a dead end. At this point, Raju begins his agonizing race against time to survive inside the SUV while an enemy from the outside is in total control of it. What does the adversary want? Is Raju a victim who was chosen? How much longer can Raju expect to live?

Cast & Crew

In the film Dongalunnaru Jaagratha, Sri Simha Koduri plays the major role, with Samuthirakani and Preeti Asrani playing other significant roles. The movie is produced by D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati, and debutante Satish Tripura under the Suresh Productions & Guru Films brand. Yeshwanth C. Garry is in charge of the film’s cinematography, and Kaala Bhairava created the music. Garry also served as the film’s editor.

Movie NameDongalunnaru Jaagratha
DirectorSatish Tripura
Music DirectorKaala Bhairava
ProducerD. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati
GenreThriller, Drama
CastSri Simha koduri, Samuthirakani and Preeti Asrani
CinematographyYeshwanth C

Movie Verdict

Son of renowned musician MM Keeravani, actor Sri Simha Koduri is striving to distinguish himself in Telugu films by picking unconventional subjects. Dongalunnaru Jaagratha gets off to an intriguing start and generates some suspense, but the film loses its way with some pointless comic bits interspersed. Even though the movie had some exciting action, we may feel that something is missing that would make the movie appear uninteresting. There are a few exciting and entertaining moments in both the first and second halves of the film, but overall it seems uninteresting.

When it comes to acting, the majority of the sequences in the film center on the lead character who is trapped within a car and are filmed in a small, constrained area, forcing the actor to perform in up-close positions. Simha Koduri did his best to regulate his acting throughout the film, but as most of the moments are shot up close, it is easy to see his inexperience.

Simha has good comedic timing, but when it comes to portraying other emotions, he appears to be having trouble, though he can become better. All other actors performed admirably in the cameo roles that were handed to them, and Samuthirakani, despite his little screen presence, did a respectable job.

Dongalunnaru Jaagratha appears to be okay on paper. Kaala Bhairava’s background music is excellent; it heightens the tension in some of the situations you see on film. Yeshwanth C.’s cinematography deserves praise for his dedication. Despite the fact that most of the sequences were shot inside of a car, the director tried to differentiate the views by using various camera perspectives. The film’s production values are acceptable.

Satish Tripura should be commended for choosing a survival thriller as his first project, but he might have put more emphasis on the film’s suspenseful sequences and logic. His efforts should be commended, nonetheless, for introducing Telugu to a previously unexplored genre.

Dongalunnaru Jaagratha is an excellent survival thriller overall, however, some moments lack excitement. If you want to see the first Telugu survival thriller, you may see it in theatres.

Plus Points:

Background music


Minus Points:



Missing Thrill and logic

Rating: 2.75/5

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