My first Allu Arjun film on the big screen, and he was great. DJ is a very entertaining film, both a comedy and action film. Allu Arjun’s grace as a dancer makes for very acrobatic action scenes that look super cool.
Allu Arjun’s DJ is both a priest/caterer AND a vigilante. This is a bloodthirsty film, not for young kids, although there were plenty in the audience of my theater. There are quite a few impalings, but what’s blurred for the censors is a crotch shot of Pooja Hegde coming out of a swimming pool in a one piece bathing suit. I wasn’t impressed with Pooja Hegde in Mohenjo Daro, but she was quite good in DJ. She has good chemistry with Allu Arjun, and I loved the way she puts him back on his heels by kissing him on the cheek in public.
There are a lot of dance numbers in this film, but only one is a real show stopper even approaching the great dance moves in Allu Arjun’s Arya 2.
This one, though with the mundu dance, was my favorite of the first half. It happens right after that momentous cheek kiss.
I didn’t like this film quite as much as Arya 2, but it’s very fun and entertaining. The romance track isn’t the main thrust of the film — the vigilante action is the main story line.