Devil Movie Review: A British Spy Uses Unique Morse Code In 1945
The movie “Devil” stars Nandamuri Kalyan Ram as a British spy named Devil. It’s set in 1945 and revolves around a murder mystery.
The story is unique because it uses Morse code, which is an old way of sending messages using dots and dashes. This makes the story interesting because it’s set in a time without modern technology like phones or CCTV.
Kalyan Ram, known for his role in “Amigos,” plays the lead. The movie also features Samyuktha Menon and Malvika Nair in important roles. The film is directed by Abhishek Nama and has been released in many languages like Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil.
There’s a twist in the production. Initially, Naveen Medaram was directing, but he was replaced by Abhishek Nama. The producer said this was because the project was big, and they felt Naveen couldn’t handle it.
The movie’s plot is about Devil investigating a murder at a Zamindar’s house and trying to find a secret communicator, Trivarna, who sends messages to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose.
Devil gets close to Nyshada, played by Samyuktha, who is secretly working for Netaji. The movie shows whether the Devil finds out Trivarna’s true identity and Nyshada’s trust in him.
Kalyan Ram looks the part of a British agent, and Samyuktha’s role as a secret worker for Netaji is engaging. Malvika Nair and others like Shafi, Ajay, and Satya also do well in their roles.
The film looks grand, showing the 1945 era well. But sometimes the background music doesn’t always match the scenes. The movie’s main strengths are its basic plot and grand scale. However, it has weaknesses like a flat way of telling the story and missing exciting moments.
The movie starts well, setting a good mood. It blends a murder mystery with a spy thriller set in the British era. The idea of showing secret supporters of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose is patriotic. However, the movie doesn’t use these elements well in some parts of the story.
The big twist about the hero is too obvious, and the ending feels rushed. While Kalyan Ram’s performance and the movie’s scenes are too good, but the overall storytelling and execution are less satisfying.