Kalyan Ram Devil Movie Review

December 29, 2023



  • Cast : Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Samyukta Menon, Malvika Nair, Edward Sonnenblick, Elnaaz Norouzi, Srikanth Iyengar, Seetha, Satya, and others
  • Director : Abhishek Nama
  • Producer : Abhishek Nama
  • Banner : Abhishek Pictures, Devansh Nama Presents
  • Music : Harshavardhan Rameshwar

2.5 / 5

Kalyan Ram Devil Movie Review: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, known for his unique script choices, has come up with a period action drama titled ‘Devil,’ with the tagline ‘The British Secret Agent,’ directed and produced by Abhishek Nama. Lets see how the film has turn up to be


Set in Rasapadu, British Province, the daughter of a Zamindar, Vijaya (Ammu Abhirami), is mysteriously murdered. The British government assigns Agent Devil (Kalyan Ram) to investigate the murder mystery. After reaching Rasapadu Devil delves into the situation and discovers many shocking revelations. Subsequently, Devil is given a new mission titled ‘Operation Tiger Hunt.’ What does this mission entail? Who is behind Vijaya’s murder? How is it connected to the new mission? The film unfolds these mysteries you have to watch the film to know the answers.

Technical Analysis:

Harshavardhan Rameshwar’s songs receive mixed reviews, with the background score earning a decent rating. Soundar Rajan’s cinematography is neat, capturing the essence of the period drama. The artwork and production values add significant value to the film. The editing could have been more refined. Srikanth Vissa’s impactful dialogues contribute to the film’s strength, elevating patriotism and the hero’s character. Although the execution in the first half falls short, the latter hour is well-handled.

Plus Points:

  • Devil’s storyline is engaging, featuring subplots, powerful characters, and multiple layers.
  •  The murder mystery is skillfully intertwined with patriotic concepts, adding depth to the narrative.
  •  The second half introduces numerous twists that seamlessly integrate into the plot, enhancing the overall experience.
  •  The twists are well-executed, avoiding a forced feel and contributing to the movie’s thrill.
  • Some of the twists are noteworthy and evoke a strong audience response.
  • Kalyan Ram’s powerful dialogues are delivered with exceptional conviction, leaving a lasting impact.
  •  The actor skillfully portrays character variations, starting with subtlety and transitioning to a ferocious avatar.
  •  The meticulous artwork effectively depicts the bygone era, and top-notch production values and VFX work enhance the film’s visual appeal.
  •  Samyukta Menon delivers a commendable performance, with her character holding prominence beyond the typical romantic interest role.

Minus Points:

  • The movie begins on an interesting note, but the narration lacks grip in the first hour.
  •  The pace of events is leisurely, and the first half includes unnecessary scenes that hinder the overall tempo.
  •  Despite a few decent moments, the first half fails to fully engage the audience.
  •  There are a couple of songs in the initial hour, both receiving criticism for their quality.
  •  The first song is deemed unnecessary, contributing little to the overall narrative.
  •  The second song, although tied to the plot, fails to impress and adds to the sense of boredom.
  •  The screenplay in the first half is identified as a key weakness, with suggestions that a tighter script could have elevated the movie to the next level.

Verdict: ‘Devil’ stands as a watchable period action drama with an engaging storyline and impressive twists. Kalyan Ram delivers a stunning performance, and the film successfully explores a unique script. While it has a strong start, the first half falters due to a lackluster narrative and subpar songs. Despite these flaws, it remains a worthwhile watch for those willing to overlook these aspects.

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