Saakini Daakini is the remake of the Korean hit Midnight Runners. The film has been released on the big screens and read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not.
Two young women played by Regina and Nivetha Thomas arrive at the police academy to get trained as cops. One fine day, they meet a girl who later gets kidnapped all of a sudden. The two girls take it on themselves to save the girl and also bust the gang behind it. Well, did they be successful? is the rest of the story.
Regina is a class actress and is the one who makes some sense in this film. Her role looks good, and she has done a decent job in the film. But it is Nivetha Thomas who steals the show with her fun performance. She creates a comedy atmosphere in the serious film and is very good. Bhanu Chander has overacted to no extent in his role. Prudhvi is also neat as the cop.
The film is the remake of the Korean hit Midnight Runners and has been narrated on a dull note. The first half is filled with comedy at the police academy and the other half is filled with thrills which do not work one bit. This is where the film falls down in no time.
There is no depth in the emotions and the manner in which the racket is busted lacks depth. There is no main villain in the film, and this is also where the proceedings go for a toss. The fights are good and the BGM is also effective, and all this happens with the bad direction of Sudheer Varma.
Saakini Daakini has a good premise and could have been narrated on a superb note, but Sudheer Varma fails in doing so and makes this film boring. The end part is also very silly and has a good fight sequence but by this time, the audience get very bored and look at leaving the theaters.
Bottom Line – Fails to thrill