Welcome to Climaxahh’s latest review – this time, we’re dissecting Dvandva, a film riddled with dualities, cleverly named after the term ‘dualism’. Bharath L, the debutant director, has weaved a tapestry of multifaceted subplots spanning emotions, romance, politics, and even a dash of science.
Set within a tight timeframe, from 6 am to 6 pm, the film kicks off with Sihi (Asiya Firdose) – an innocent girl, eager to visit a temple. But her day takes a turn when a mysterious musician slides into her DMs, inviting her to a coffee shop rendezvous. Here, she encounters Aryan (Tilak Shekar), a doctor, mistakenly thinking he’s her musical maestro. What was supposed to be a short meet-up spirals into a day-long escapade.
Parallelly, Bharath L sketches the political intrigue involving a power-hungry chief minister (Dinesh Mangaluru) and his ambitious daughter (Anita Bhat). Throw in a scheming home minister (Raja Balawadi), a sharpshooter, a beleaguered actress named Trisha (Nayana), and Manja (Varun Krishna) with his dubious intentions, and you have a recipe for chaos.
As layers upon layers unfold, we’re left wondering: What’s Sihi’s connection to the chief minister? Why’s there a target on her back? And amidst this whirlwind, how does Aryan fit in?
Performance-wise, Tilak Shekar remains impressively steady, while Asiya Firdose makes a noteworthy debut. Dinesh Mangaluru embodies the corrupt politician archetype, and both Nayana and Raja Balawadi deliver commendable support. Sadly, Anita Bhat remains underutilized, confined to the background.