Karthi has become a familiar name among the Telugu audiences with the success of some of his dubbed movies in Telugu. In order to cash in on his popularity and fan following, the producers started making films in bilinguals. His latest movie Sakuni is one such attempt. The film has many Telugu artistes like Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Radhika, Roja, Pranitha and others. When it comes to the story....
Kamal Krishna (Karthi) is a normal middle class guy and he wants to save his house in Samalkot as the government is planning to construct a railway sub-way. In a bid to save it, he meets Chief Minister Bhupati (Prakash Raj), but he is insulted by him. To teach him a lesson, Kamal supports opposition leader Perumal (Kota Srinivasa Rao). What kind of steps Kamal takes to teach a lesson to Bhupati? Will he be able to save his ancestral house? Answers to these questions are to be seen on the screen.
Performance: In Sakuni, Karthi steals the show with his wonderful performance. He has taken whole responsibility of running the show on his shoulder. Pranitha has no much scope except to shake legs with the hero. Santhanam tickles the funny bones of audiences. Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Roja, Radhika, Anushka, Andrea, Kiran Rathod have also done justice to their respective roles.
Technical: PH Muttaiah's cinematography is bright and average, while Srikar Prasad's editing is very dull. GV Prakash Kumar's music is below the par and none of the songs are impressive and foot-tapping. Even the background score is very dull and the poor re-recording fails to elevate the scenes.
The director has chosen an excellent storyline with political backdrop, but has failed to narrate it properly. All the scenes are bits and pieces as he has chosen a novel way to narrate in the form of flashbacks. The entire film looks very dull due to unimpressive screenplay. He has also failed to tap the energies of Prakash Raj, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Nazar, Radhika and Karthi. Roja's character is wasted.
All the dialogues in the film had the Tamil scent and lacked local touch. The production values of Bellamkonda are good. The entire first half of the film is devoted to narration of silly points in the form of flashbacks. Second half takes fast pace for some time, but the director lose grip on the subject again.
Remarks: Watch the film if you are a hardcore fan of Karthi. Otherwise, you can wait for the DVD as the film is not that exciting and interesting to watch by going to the theatre. The commercial success of the film depends on how could Karthi pulls audiences to the theatre.
Credits: Cinematography - PH Muttaiah; Editing - Srikar Prasad; Music - GV Prakash Kumar; Presenter - Bellamkonda Suresh; Producer - Gnanavel Raja; Story, screenplay and direction - Shankar Dayal.
Banner: Studio Green
Released on: June 22, 2012