'Dakota Picture' is a remake of Bollywood's 2006 hit film 'Malaamal Weekly', directed by Priyadarshan. Though the people connected to the film claimed that the film is a laugh riot, in reality it is just a remake made in a hurry.
Barring a few sequences, the film does not offer any opportunity to tickle the audience's funny bone. Even 'Malamaal Weekly' had a weak script, but the perfect choice of artists as well as their timing did the trick. Even though 'Malamaal Weekly' was not as good as Priyadarshan's other films 'Hera Pheri', 'Hungama' and 'Hulchul', it had struck a chord.
Rather than correcting the mistakes in the original script, Om Prakash Rao, who has also acted in the movie, just follows the original script. And he clearly faulters in presentation. His trademark dialogue delivery misses the track in this film. The title of the film is itself a bad choice. It seems both, producer Rockline Venkatesh and director Om Prakash Rao might have been inspired by the success of 'Dakota Express' in which both of them played lead roles. The film was made under the banner of Rockline Productions, which has now produced 'Dakota Picture'.
Other than this factor, there was no reason as to why such a title was chosen. Despite selecting talented artists like Mukyamanthri Chandru and Doddanna to reprise the parts essayed by Paresh Rawal and Om Puri in the original Hindi film, director Om Prakash Rao has failed to get proper artists
05:43 PM, Nov 03, 2012