Dasara is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Srikanth Addala. Produced by Mythri Movie Makers, the film stars Nani, Keerthy Suresh, Sai Kumar, Samuthirakani, and Shine Tom Chacko. The film’s music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad, while the cinematography is handled by Sukumar.
The film was released on March 30, 2023, and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film was a commercial success, grossing over ₹100 crore (US$13 million) worldwide.
The film is set in the backdrop of the 1990s. The story revolves around a young woman named Lakshmi (Keerthy Suresh), who is a police officer. She is assigned to investigate a series of murders that have been taking place in the city. The murders are all linked to a mysterious man named Dasara (Nani).
Dasara is a ruthless killer who is on a mission to avenge the death of his father. He is a master of disguise and is able to blend in with the crowd. He is also a skilled fighter and is able to take down multiple opponents at once.
Lakshmi is determined to stop Dasara and bring him to justice. She tracks him down and they engage in a series of cat-and-mouse chases. Dasara is always one step ahead of her, but Lakshmi is determined to not give up.
In the end, Lakshmi is able to defeat Dasara and bring him to justice. She saves the city from his wrath and is hailed as a hero.
- Nani as Dasara
- Keerthy Suresh as Lakshmi
- Sai Kumar as Lakshmi’s father
- Samuthirakani as Dasara’s father
- Shine Tom Chacko as ACP Akhil
- Naresh as Lakshmi’s uncle
- Rohini as Lakshmi’s mother
- Tanikella Bharani as Home Minister
- Prudhviraj as Police Commissioner
- Pragathi as Dasara’s mother
- Brahmaji as ACP Ramesh
- Vennela Kishore as Lakshmi’s friend
- Posani Krishna Murali as Dasara’s henchman
- Raghu Babu as Lakshmi’s neighbor
- Ravi Prakash as Lakshmi’s colleague
- Satyam Rajesh as Lakshmi’s colleague
- Chalapathi Rao as Lakshmi’s boss
- Ajay as Dasara’s henchman
- Srinivas Reddy as Dasara’s henchman
- Prabhakar as Dasara’s henchman
- Saptagiri as Dasara’s henchman
- Naresh Agastya as Lakshmi’s son
- Avika Gor as Lakshmi’s daughter
The music for the film is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The soundtrack album consists of five songs. The songs were released on February 25, 2023, and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film was praised for its action sequences, performances, and music. The film was also a commercial success, grossing over ₹100 crore (US$13 million) worldwide.
The film was released on March 30, 2023, and opened to positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film collected ₹25 crore (US$3.2 million) on its opening day, making it the highest-grossing Telugu film of the year. The film went on to collect over ₹100 crore (US$13 million) worldwide, becoming a commercial success.
The film received positive reviews from critics. The Times of India gave the film a 4 out of 5 star rating, calling it “a must-watch for action fans”. The Hindu gave the film a 3.5 out of 5 star rating, calling it “a well-made action thriller”. The Indian Express gave the film a 3 out of 5 star rating, calling it “a decent watch for action fans”.
The film won the following awards:
- Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Film
- Nandi Award for Best Feature Film
- CineMAA Award for Best Telugu Film
- SIIMA Award for Best Telugu Film
Dasara is a well-made action thriller that is sure to entertain fans of the genre. The film has strong performances from Nani and Keerthy Suresh, as well as impressive action sequences. The film is a must-watch for fans of Telugu cinema.