Movie Review: Saakshyam

RATING: 2.75/5

OVERVIEW: Viswa (Bellamkonda Sreenivas) is a son business tycoon, but he developing video game . Soundarya Lahari (Pooja Hegde), who teaches Indian culture in a Temple in New York. Viswa falls love with her. For some family problems Soundarya Lahari moves to india, Vishwa follows her to India and gets tangled in issues involving her family. Munu Swamy(Jagapathi Babu) and his brothers starts killing one after other. But behind all this, there is a serious past which Viswa does not know. What connection between story and nature? How is Viswa connected to it? and how all this is narrated is the entire story of the film.

REVIEW: Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas is perfect in the role of a billionaire business man who is fascinated about creating video games. In the first half, he comes across as a lover boy and in the second half, he does his typical mass action stunts. He has improved a bit in acting skills. Pooja Hegde is gorgeous as usual and she is well in her role as Soundarya Lahari, who is well versed with traditional values and scripts.

Sarath Kumar and Meena are nice. Jagapathi Babu is one actor we have, who never disappoint audience with his performance. Krishna Bhagavan is good as a healer. Ashutosh Rana and Ravi Kishan are superb as brothers of Jagapathi Babu. Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji and Jhansee are humorous.

The film is made with huge budget. The grand visuals, high-end production values are example that how much money is spent on this to make visually alluring. The camerawork by Arthur Wilson is first rate. He always is good at action-packed movies.

The visual effects too are okay. The music by newcomer Harshavardhan Rameshwar lacks kick. Only two songs are worth. However he is good at background score.Editing should have been taut. Dialogues by Sai Madhav are effective in key places.

Final verdict of the film is a commercial movie filled with emotions and action packed sequences. The five elements in the movie and the scenes that revolve around them seem to be well-built. Though the movie seems interesting and when everything is working well with audience, there comes songs and pale comedy sequences hindering the flow of the movie.

                  –Panchajanya