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DANDUPALYA 3 MOVIE REVIEW
The dreaded killer gang have earned the sympathy of a journalist who believes that they were framed. The police officer in charge of the case gives his version of the case. Who does one believe?
The third and final part of director Srinivasa Raju's crime drama that is loosely based on the Dandupalya gang is all about the police's version of the film. One sees a connect between the part three and two of the film. This tries to show how each crime story has two sides to it, and both sides do not have the absolute truth. What then was the real story? This fictionalized version of the Dandupalya case is gory and not for the fainthearted.
The film traces the origins of the gang and how the members chanced upon their modus operandi. These ganja smoking, pork eating criminals are shown to be nothing short of beasts, and that is why there is an officer who wants to hunt them down and put them behind bars, come what may and by whatever means possible.
It is advisable for one to watch the first two parts of the film to understand what the style of filmmaking is. Nothing is mellowed down, and there crude criminals and officers are shown as is. P Ravi Shankar steals the show as the ghastly cop on a mission to make these heartless criminals confess to their crimes. Pooja Gandhi in her uninhibited avatar is another person who deserves applause. Makarand Deshpande evokes fear, while the rest of the cast stay true to their parts.
While it is commendable that the director has shown two sides to a much-talked-about case, the ending seems rather abrupt and one wishes the neutral stance taken by the filmmaker would have tied up the trilogy in a more seamless way. Nonetheless, watch it if you can stomach a dose of excessive gore.
III MOVIE REVIEW: REPUGNANT AND LEWD
The first film of this series was a big hit as it played to the voyeuristic gallery. That it inspired a series of copycat crimes does not seem to have deterred the makers in any way. The sequel was forced to drop the name Dandupalya and also kept away from graphic depiction of crimes. But this third instalment is the crowning glory of trying to pass off repugnant and lewd portrayal of crime as entertainment.
There is effort in the film to make the audience experience the thrill of killing people by slitting their throats. The depravity of serial killers and rapists is given a detailed exploration in the guise of showing an alternate explanation to the crime. The alternate reality that the film tried to explore in the sequel ends in the first ten minutes here and the film then becomes a showcase for rapes and throat slitting. If you were not already numb with the earlier episodes, this one will help.
The film also has an absurd imagination: donkey blood and pork is the food of murderers. It is also colonial in branding the murder gang a criminal tribe. Another gem: “How can you do this to someone who invited you inside their home without enquiring about your caste?” the investigator asks the character playing the accused.
Apart from the views it implies, the film also suffers from having nothing new to say. It is a more stylish version of the first part. The cinematography and editing are top class. The stylish presentation, however, does not cover the intent; to shock and awe. Expletives, ample display of cleavage, graphic murders and rapes do the trick. If that excites you, III is for you.
source: Bangalore Mirror
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