Sapta Sagaradaache Ello – Side A, which generated a lot of excitement in Sandalwood, is now available in Telugu as Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati – Side A. Check out our review to find out how the movie did.
Story: A wealthy family employs Manu (Rakshit Shetty) as a chauffeur, while Priya (Rukmini Vasanth) is a college student who wants to be a singer. They have a strong love for one another and hope to one day establish a house in Priya’s hometown by the sea. In a twist of fate, Manu decides for their future what will change his life. What does this choice mean? Does Priya know about it? Did things go smoothly or poorly? These solutions will be shown in the film.
Performances: While some films have straightforward plots, Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati is one such film that develops depth through fascinating storytelling. It’s a heartfelt love story that’s conveyed with resonance.
Rakshit Shetty merits praise for his portrayal of a modest person who makes a difficult choice in order to have a better future in terms of performance. He doesn’t just perform; he takes on the role and immerses us in the character’s suffering.
Rukmini Vasanth gives a remarkable performance with her mesmerizing beauty and expressive features. She is the epitome of a middle-class woman with a distinct mission.
Despite having a smaller role than the primary performers, Pavitra Lokesh has a profound yet understated influence on the movie.
The supporting cast, including Achyuth Kumar, Ramesh Indira, Sharath Lohitashwa, and others, gave the movie their all to make it interesting.
The poetic narrative of the movie, which shows a developed and sincere bond between the lead actors, is what gives it its charm. The emotive effect is enhanced by Charan Raj’s melancholy score. The dubbing melds perfectly with the Telugu background, and the conclusion stands out as a noteworthy highlight. The main attraction is the principal actors’ wonderful chemistry.
Technicalities: Director Hemanth M. Rao deserves praise for using a beautiful narrative to eloquently present a straightforward topic. His direction is successful in evoking from the viewers the desired feelings.
The unsung heroes of the movie are Charan Raj’s music and soundtrack, which enhance moments and leave an enduring impact. The work of cinematographer Advaitha Gurumurthy is outstanding.
To maintain faster pacing, editors Sunil Bharadwaj and Hemanth M Rao might have cut a few sequences in the second half. The production values are excellent, and the art department is especially deserving of praise.
Analysis: The simplicity of the tale is its strength, but at times the pacing can seem languid, leaving some viewers asking why it isn’t moving more quickly.
More screen time might have been given to the characters played by Achyut Kumar, Sharath, and Pavitra Lokesh to better develop their characters and the plot.
A few scenes in each half may seem repetitive, but they are essential for maintaining the emotions established in the earlier parts.
The movie lacks typical commercial components like humor and mass appeal, making it only appropriate for a particular audience.
Verdict: Overall, Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati – Side A is a slow but watchable love story with competent acting and solid production values. The second half’s occasionally repeated sequences and the film’s plodding pacing may turn off some viewers, though. Try it this weekend if you’re okay with these elements.