• Cast ,
  • BannerSr Venkateshwara Cine Chitra
  • Editor Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
  • Cinematography Shyam Dutt
  • Music Sri
  • Producer B.V.S.N. Prasad
  • Director
  • Audio release date 02 Jun 2013

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Sahasam review


Posted: 26 July 2013-18:40 PM

The film opens with a Pakistani archeologist in quest for the treasures of the ancient Kanishka Kingdom. Sultan [Shakti Kapoor] is a local bigwig terrorist who has learnt of the treasure and is in hunt for the same. Meanwhile in India, our protagonist Gautam [Gopichand] is an ambitious and superstitious ATM guard who wishes to become rich overnight but in the right terms. While Srinidhi [Tapsee], a rooted Hindu is a staunch believer of the misconception that the world shall end soon. She wishes to set out for a pilgrimage for the Hinglay Devi temple in Pakistan before the world ends. Both of them meet traditionally in an action sequence where Gautam sets out to recover the looted currency of his ATM. Though he successfully accomplishes his task, he is fired for his negligence. Later, he accidentally discovers an age old will written by his grandfather Surya Narayana Varma [Suman] [a diamond merchant in Peshawar before India-Pak partition] that discloses the details of hidden riches in the Hingaly Devi temple cave. Now, Gautam sets out to Pakistan to proclaim his riches along with Tapsee and how does he encounter the various fatal challenges and accomplish his mission forms the rest of the plot. 

This is what we have to say about the main lead -

Gopichand is as usual a perfect ‘T’ for this adventurous flick. He seems to have shed good amounts (that he stuffed in the family ‘Mogudu’) to fit the bill.  The action sequences were so tailor made and he carried off the job with panache.

Tapsee who looked like a behind-the-times lady in the film did actually surprise us with her naive cool performance. You’ll discover that she can ‘wow’ you a skin-show too.

And Shakti Kapoor is our new-found Superstar! He’ll remind you of our legendary baddies of the 70s and 80s with his gluttonous terrorist character. He only adds more glamor and point to the character.

While Ali desperately tries to stir some gagsis only underutilized.

Chandra Sekhar Yeleti is a revered director who is always known for his off-kilter storylines and intriguing storytelling. And he manages to live up to his name with this film.

He deserves an ovation for his honest attempt, believable storyline, gripping screenplay and sensible execution. He got his cast and crew right and now it has paid off well.

We know he has got a unique style in executing dark storylines but with this adventure film, he shuts all his naysayers’ mouths. He got his Ladakh action episodes so well that you can’t resist appreciating his quality show.

Though certain scenes like Gopichand entering the terrorist camp and challenging and the subsequent scene where he shows up instantly even after getting lynched up are hard to accept given his sensible story telling. But amidst the contemporary pool of ‘leave-your-brains-at-home’ type films, this is quite an “OK”.

Though Ali comedy and the songs picturization were the major disappointers, he needs a tap for staying loyal to his story away from the conventional masala entertainment.

Looks like Sri has made a comeback with this film. This eminent composer who was missing from action from a while has given some lovely music to our ears and a fantabulous back ground score. 

The commendable cinematography needs a special mention and shares the major credit for the visual grandeur that the film offers.The slick editing along with the screenplay makes the film watchable and survive.
Technically the Art department also deserves a clap for their brilliant efforts. The locations and the action episodes were certainly a ‘wow’ in the film.

An adventurous entertainer to the adventurous cine-goers and a big disappointer for all the masala lovers!

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