Saakshyam Review

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5)

Movie NameSaakshyam
Movie Rating2.5/5
Movie CastBellamkonda Sai Sreenivas, Pooja Hegde
DirectorSriwaas
Music DirectorHarshavardhan Rameshwar
Production CompanyAbhishek Pictures
Release DateJuly 27, 2018

With a man who is a producer of high budgeted star studded movies, it won’t be hard to get introduced as hero. But it takes real talent and best choices that make you stay in the game for the rest of the career. If not, you will be written off without any traces in the film industry. Bellamkonda Srinivas is a hero who got introduced by his father who produced his debut movie in a very grand scale with star director VV Vinayak as the captain. It was a success but is a cost failure project. Though his movies fail to recover the investment, his movies are always made with a very high budget. And now he is back into theatres with his new movie “Sakshyam” under the direction of Sriwass and is produced by Abhishek Nama of Abhishek Pictures. This movie is touted to be a supernatural thriller and has good expectations from audience. Lets see how it really is and how it works.

Story

Saakshyam Movie Poster
Saakshyam Movie Poster

Vishwa (Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas) is a gaming professional who lives abroad. He happens to meet Soundarya (Pooja Hegde) who is very well versed in all ancient scriptures and teaches it in a foreign location. He falls for her and tries to woo her with his many tactics to impress her. He follows her to India and enters the zone of his family and their deaths. They are murdered ruthlessly by the goons led by Munuswamy (Jagapathi Babu) and his brothers (Ravi kishan and Ashutosh Rana). How nature helped Vishwa seek his vengeance is rest of the story.

Cast and performance

Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas is good as Vishwa, a gaming professional. He did a great work in action sequences and he tried to present himself in a new way. Pooja Hegde is gorgeous as usual and she is well in her role as Soundarya Lahari, who is well versed with traditional values and scripts. Sarath Kumar and Meena are nice. Jagapathi Babu is one actor we have, who never disappoint audience with his performance. Krishna Bhagavan is good as a healer. Ashutosh Rana and Ravi Kishan are superb as brothers of Jagapathi Babu. Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji and Jhansee are humorous.

Writing Department

Sreenivas and Pooja in Saakshyam
Sreenivas and Pooja in Saakshyam

Story of Sakshyam is novel which is added by a new premise to a routine story. Screenplay is good so as dialogues. Lyrics for the songs are well written and Shivam Shivam song has been filled with movie in its lyrics.

Technical departments

Songs composed by Harshavardhan Rameshwar who earlier composed background score for Arjun Reddy. He has given some catchy tunes and delivered a winning album for his debut. Soundarya Lahari and Shivam Shivam are our picks. He again mesmerised and has shown his talent in scoring hitting background score. Cinematography by Arthur Wilson is superb. He has shot some delightful visuals in a grand scale. Editing is good. Stunts and action sequences are well choreographed. Production values are super rich.

Highlights

Hero and heroine
Story
Background score by Harshavardhan Rameshwar
Cinematography by Arthur Wilson
Action sequences

Minus

Lame comedy
Songs

Verdict

Sakshyam is a story of a guy who is left alive when all of his family is killed and buried by bad guys in the story and how he took vengeance on them with the help of five elements of the nature. Director Sriwass has come up with an interesting story and he succeeded to translate it onto screen in a grandeur way with the help of his team and producers. The way he used the five elements to run the story is interesting. Though the movie seems interesting and when everything is working well with audience, there comes songs and pale comedy sequences hindering the flow of the movie. They are the biggest negatives that happened to movie. These things decide a Telugu commercial film and Sriwass couldn’t escape that and he spoiled an interesting script with his ordinary narration succumbing to commercial elements.

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