Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati Telugu Movie Review

I am typically a fan of Kannada films, especially those by Rakshit Shetty, who creates unique and sensitive concepts that set his films apart as experimental. While some of his works may not succeed, others leave a magical impression on audiences from different language backgrounds, often inspiring remakes in other languages within a week of their Kannada release.

After "Charlie," I eagerly anticipated "Saptha Sagaradaache Ello" with the tag "Side A." It piqued my interest, unlike films that follow the conventional "Part 1" and "Part 2" formula. The trailer also impressed me and hinted at a beautiful love story filled with sensitive emotions, which is precisely what I expect from Rakshit Shetty.

Now, let's delve into the actual review of this film. I would describe it more as a virtual life experience centered around a character named Manu rather than just a movie. What truly stood out for me was how the director portrayed the pain of the lead characters: one trapped in jail, the other striving to secure their release. In this film, I found myself admiring the performance of actress Rukmini Vasanth more than Rakshit Shetty, who convincingly portrayed the role of Priya. Rukmini's appearance, body language, and performance immerse you so deeply in the story that you forget you're watching a film, allowing you to genuinely feel their pain, love, and emotions. As usual, Rakshit Shetty gave his all as a struggling driver determined to provide a better life for his girlfriend.

I was also impressed by the film's direction and screenplay, and the background music complemented the on-screen emotions perfectly. Cinematography was solid, and I have no complaints in that department. The film's pacing might be its only drawback. While the director did his best to immerse us in the characters' emotions, it occasionally felt sluggish and repetitive in some scenes.

The film commenced as a beautiful love story but gradually took a tragic turn. Some characters and scenes introduced later in the story made certain developments predictable. I must admit I wasn't particularly impressed with the songs either.

Towards the end of the film, the director hinted at a second part, set to release on October 27th, offering glimpses of what to expect. This strategic move, releasing the first part on OTT before the second, aims to draw in viewers who missed it in theaters. The director also teased intriguing scenes from Part 2, raising expectations for those who watched Part 1.

In conclusion, I'd say this isn't your typical film but is well-suited for those who want to connect emotionally with a story, disregarding the usual comedic elements, songs, fights, and commercial aspects. Some additional attention to editing repetitive scenes could have improved the film, but ultimately, it's one of the most heart-touching and memorable films I've seen in 2023, leaving a lasting impact even after leaving the theater.

My rating: 3.25/5

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