Devi Movie Review

Not a scary ghost, but an entertaining one…

Reviews 7-Oct-2016 6:00 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : A. L. Vijay
Production : Prabhu Deva Studios
Starring : Prabhu Deva, Tamannaah, Sonu Sood, RJ Balaji
Music : Sajid-Wajid
Background score : Gopi Sundar
Cinematography : Manush Nandan
Editing : Anthony

Following a long hiatus of 11 years, Prabhu Deva makes his comeback as an actor in Tamil cinema with this film Devi(L), directed by Vijay featuring Tamannaah in female lead role. Others in the cast include Sonu Sood, Satish, RJ Balaji, Murali Sharma and many others.


Prabhu Deva plays a trendy urban guy out there in Mumbai, who dreams to marry a modern girl. In contrast to his dreams is urged by situations to marry an ordinary village belle (Tamannaah). He decided to get rid of his wife with some reasons, but sooner things take an unexpected twist during a part bash, where suddenly Tamannaah sizzles up oomph factors by performing extraordinary dance in modern outfits. Sonu Sood, a popular Tamil actors falls for her and indeed signs her up for his movies now. This leaves Prabhu Deva in complete confusion on what’s really happening out here and what has to be done to settle the mysterious disputes.


Even if you’re trying to convince a ghost that ‘Devi(L)’ is a ghost movie, it wouldn’t believe. Yup! The makers have made it a clear point of not bringing up the routine horror movies in the league and there are no such elements anywhere else. You don’t see the extremely scary supernatural ghosts or gory apparitions to let us scream. This indeed is the biggest strength and USP of this Vijay directorial. Picking up a simple plot in hand and crafting an engaging screenplay offers relishing moments for the audiences that include the dance episodes of Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah, their emotional bonding, humour and sentiments.

If you’re looking up for the flip side of this movie, then you’ll obviously find that the second half of this film gets confined to some lazy moments. Except the song ‘Chalmaar’, none of the other tracks engross us vividly. Moreover, here and there, ‘Devi(L)’ gives an impression of a dubbing movie for the lip synchs and artists of Hindi industry included here.


You hardly can believe if someone is saying that Prabhu Deva is 43yr old now. He is so youthful energetic and you will have to glimpse upon Wikipedia to know about his real age. It’s a perfect comeback for the country’s most promising actor, where he not alone amazes us with his dance movements, but his acting proficiencies and languages are extraordinary. Not to miss the scintillating performance of Tamannaah, where she balances both as a village belle and glamrous missy out there. Others in the star-cast have tried to offer the best on their part including RJ Balaji and Satish, who try to evoke laughter. But when the makers affirmed that star-cast differs for each version, Sonu Sood doesn’t fit into the role of a Tamil actor. Nevertheless, Bollywood actor Murali Sharma manages to win our hearts with his colossal performance. His characterization of a movie artist manager is perfectly done.

What works?

1. An unusual ghost story
2. Prabhu Deva-Tamannaah dance sequences
3. Technical department

What doesn’t work?

1. Songs
2. A feel of dubbed movie experience

Devi(L) is a pleasant entertainer that will surely impress family audiences for the right toast of engagement. In addition, the enthralling dance of Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah is an additional bonus as well.

Verdict : Not a scary ghost, but an entertaining one…

Rating : 5.5/10

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