Prajwal Devaraj, the son of Dynamic Hero Devaraj, has acted in over 10 movies and still he has not registered a big hit to his credit. Though he has delivered quite a few moderate hits, the actor is yet to give a movie that would make him a bankable star. The budding actor is back with his latest flick Sagar where he will be seen with three hot and happening actresses: Radhika Pandit, Haripriya and Sanjjanaa. Has the lady luck smiled this time on him? Read on for the review....
Sagar played by Prajwal Devaraj returns to India after completing his education in Australia where he has few good friends including Jenny (Sanjjanaa). He comes from a rich business family headed by Rajashekar (Avinash). His arrival to this happy home is welcomed by his marriage proposal to his uncle's daughter Priyanka (Haripriya). Their wedding is fixed well before and they know it too.
Sagar-Priyanka, who agree to tie the knot, spend time with each other to know whether they can fall in love but realise that they do not share a great chemistry. Hence, they decide to call off the marriage, and Sagar does it by claiming that he is in love with Kajal (Radhika Pandit). Though he has not met her, he manages to tell a pack of lies to convince his family. His friend Jenny bails him out of the trouble by sending the photo of Kajal. On the other end, Sampanth (Sharath Lohitashwa), the rival of Rajashekar, is waiting to settle the score for an earlier incident.
At this juncture, Kajal surprisingly enters Sagar's home and gives life to all his lies. What is the connection between Sagar & her and his family? Whom will Sagar admit as his love? Answers to all these questions should be seen on-screen.
Director MD Sridhar has taken an usual story but he has tried to make it different by adding all the commercial elements and twists to the film. But unfortunately, he fails to make the movie an engaging affair. In the first half, the progress of the story is slow and it is not impressive but there are some interesting twists. However, the second half is predictable and too boring. The tale drags to the maximum extent in the later phase leaving the audience wondering when the movie would come to an end!
The highlight of the movie is the technical values. The action sequences, songs picturisation & its choreography and the music are good. The director has brought the best out of his technical team. AV Krishna Kumar's cinematography is excellent and Guru Kiran's three songs - 'Koli Kodagana', 'Bikeu Hattidare' and 'Ondu Early Morning' - are our picks.
When it comes to performance, Prajwal Devaraj has done a good job. He acts and fights well but the biggest drawback is his excessive weight and it does not compliment his overall good-looking personality. Among actresses, Radhika Pandit is best among the lot. She is charming all through the film. Next comes Haripriya, who is good in her role. But her role looks dull once Radhika enters the the picture.
Last but not the least, Sanjjanaa is in her usual best. She has done a blink-and-miss appearance along with a special song. However, Dev Gill's role and Aadhi Lokesh's roles are not well-scripted and the latter has not been used up to his abilities. Rest other characters are okay.
Verdict: Sagar has nothing new to offer. Watch it only to enjoy the technical brilliance.
Ratings: 2 out of 5