Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Manjima Mohan, Baba Sehgal and others.
Music: AR Rahman
Cinematography: Dan Macarthur
Producer: Miriyala Ravinder Reddy
Story-Screenplay-Direction: Gautham Menon
Naga Chaitanya-Gautham Menon’s second venture, Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo, which was lying under cans since many days has finally hit the screens today across the world. Expectations are high on this venture, thanks to the super success of their previous film Ye Maaya Chesave. Here is the complete review of the film:
Naga Chaitanya is a recent MBA graduate, who spends most of the time with his friends. He plans to go on a road trip to Kanyakumari with them. Meanwhile, he comes across Leela (Manjima Mohan), classmate of his sister, and falls for her at the first sight. After few days, Leela stays in Naga Chaitanya’s home due to a course. In the meantime, she comes to know about the road trip plan and joins Chaitu in his tour.
Both of them become good friends during the journey. But on one day, when they are riding, a truck comes from the other side and hits them badly. Thinking that he would die within few minutes, Chaitu proposes Leela. As the time passes by, both of them discover that there is a conspiracy behind their accident. What’s that conspiracy? How did Leela react to the proposal? You have to watch this film for the answers.
Naga Chaitanya is the backbone of this film. His performance is surely an asset and he carried the whole film on his shoulders. He will be seen in almost every frame of the film. One would easily agree that Naga Chaitanya has evolved as an actor. He will be surely going to places if he continues to choose right scripts. Debutante Manjima Mohan impresses the audience in the role of a casual girl character. Rakendhu Mouli, who acted as Chaitu’s friend has given a neat performance. Baba Sehgal comes as a surprise package in this film. He did a commendable performance in the role of a bad cop. Rest of the cast were okay.
- Naga Chaitanya
Technical and Overall Analysis:
This film is a mixed blend of all the previous films of Gautham Menon, not in the terms of story but in the terms of the narrative style. He impresses audience with his trademark romantic and natural scenes. He handles whole second half of the film with a lot of thrilling elements. Though it is not one of his best works, but stands out as special one. Music by AR Rahman is a huge add-on for the film. Already, all the songs were chartbusters and Rahman elevates few crucial scenes with his terrific background score. Directors of Photography have done an excellent job. Dialogues and production values are also good.
The first half of the film offers few fun scenes, romantic episodes and road trip scenes. With a serious twist in the end of the first half, the story move on with a lot of thriller episodes in the second half. Overall, fine performances, good first half and nice action sequences make this a good watch barring few hiccups in the latter half.
PS: The name of the protagonist is not revealed intentionally. Please watch the film if you want to know it.
One Line Verdict:
Action-Oriented Romantic Drama.