Starring – Naga Chaitanya, Manjima Mohan, Rana Daggubati
Director – Gautham Menon
Producer – Miryala Ravinder Reddy
Banner – Dwaraka Creations
Music Director– A. R. Rahman
Akkineni hero Naga Chaitnaya’s much anticipated love story Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo has finally released after some indefinite delays. The film is directed by the talented director Gautham Menon, who is one of those versatile filmmakers of South Indian Cinema who redefined feel good films. The audio of the film already gained much popularity and the director Gautham Menon’s tag is increasing more expectations on this fresh looking flick. Is the movie worth your time this weekend? Read our review to find out!
To pursue a film course, Leela Satyamurthy (Manjima Mohan), who lives in Maharashtra state, visits Vizag to stay at her friend Maitreyi’s home for few weeks. During the course, Leela falls for Rajanikanth (Naga Chaitanya) ,who is the brother of Maitreyi.
One day Rajanikanth plans for a bike trip to Kanyakumari along with his ladylove Leela. In the road trip, the duo meets with a planned accident (Attack) and at the same day Leela’s parents are also attacked in Maharashtra.
After the accident, Rajanikanth tries to know the reasons behind the attacks. Meanwhile his family faces a huge threat and from then he reveals his action side. Why did rivals attack him?
What are the reasons? How did he solve all these chaos? How Rajanikanth protects his ladylove and his family? What happened to Leela and Rajinikanth’s love story? Forms the rest of the story.
Romantic entertainers laced with emotions and family bonds will always be lapped by the audience no matter how repetitive it may be. However, even for such kind of films, the screenplay needs to be knitted well. Here you don’t have too many reasons to criticize about the film’s screenplay, but however a lot of things are so force fitted which take the soul out of the film. Another major asset of the film is casting. From supporting roles to main leads, everybody fit the bill. Costumes, Sound design, Art direction, cinematography and editing as separate departments have cooperated for an amicable output.
The first half of the film is quite fun and pretty engaging. It had a good mix of romance and satire. Though very predictable, the interval block is interesting and well-timed too. The story is taken forward by multiple characters and every artist in the film lives up to the purpose of the role as penned by the writer.
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo accommodates good number of songs, though all of them are feel good and soothing. One should admit that they are all picturized so beautifully. Background scores aptly complement the moods of the sequences and emotions as well. True to his reputation, Rehman has entwined a musical fairy tale.
Cinematographer Dan Macarthur has portrayed the right kind of mood for this feel good enetratiner. He has added class to the frames through his work. Dan Macarthur’s cinematography provided the grandness to the visuals. Camera work enriches the entire canvas of the film. We get to witness a few glossy visuals with the help of the art direction department. Coming to the hero of the show, Akkineni Naga chaintaya, he completely floors you down.
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo is of his most appealing outing till date. Donning the character of intelligent youngster, he has ample scope to prove his mettle. Chay has tried his best to give life to this clichéd, worn out character. Be it romance or comedy, he has delivered his best. Manjima Mohan looks pretty and adds the required zest in the film. The sizzling chemistry between Chaitnaya and Manjima looks fresh and real.
What astonishes the most is the movie doesn’t resort to a predictable narration. The movie is filled with many twists to keep the audience hooked from the scratch to finish line and it is the main USP of the film.
On the whole, it has a nice blend of humor and romance added to some captivating performances by the cast.
The other drawback with the film is the pace in which it travels in the latter half especially. It doesn’t interest you so much as most scenes are very familiar to us. The director’s narration was too slow that audience have got pissed off to an extent.
The movie falls under the generic premise of a simple feel good romantic entertainer, but its unpredictable narrative pattern keeps you pleasantly buzzed. Though the entire story makes you relate it to few films, the movie has enough highpoints and surprise elements which engages the audience and holds them until the end.
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo does bring a glow in our faces and take us on a nostalgic trip of vacations we had with your loved ones. The film entertains the audience with an extremely gripping screenplay. Don’t expect a social message and also don’t await for the hero to turn into a good Samaritan.