Starring: Gopichand, Tapsee, Shakti Kapoor
Director: Chandra Shekar Yeleti
Producer: B V N S prasad
Censor Certificate: U/A
Runtime: 158 Minutes
After films like Aithe and Anukokunda Oka Roju, he has carved a niche for himself in Telugu cinema, but his subsequent films like Okkadunnadu and Prayanam couldn’t set the cash registers ringing. After a long hiatus, he’s back with an action adventure film which narrates the story of a common man who goes ona treasure hunt. Sahasam is the first action adventure for Chandrasekhar Yeleti. While Gopichand and Taapsee play lead roles, music composer Sri is coming back after long time. Sahasam is very crucial for Gopichand, Taapsee and director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti as their previous films failed at box office.
Story: Gautham (Gopichand), believes in Adrusta Chakram believes in some luck will change his fate forever. Gautham works for a private ATM security guard company. One day Gautham across anold bag which has a diary written by his grandfather. Gautham decides to go there and uses Srinidhi(Taapsee). But already Sultan (Shakti Kapoor) and co., searching for the same treasure. What happens from there forms the rest of the story line.
Performances: Gopichand is at ease and his performance is natural. He emotes serious scenes with conviction. Taapsee looks alright in Punjabi attire. The comedy track by Ali is cheap. Suman is okay as Gopichand’s Grandfather. Shakthi Kapoor’s character is not up to the mark in as Sulthan. Rest of the characters are supportive in their respective roles.
Technicalities: The movie tries to match the Indiana Jones formula of high adventure crossed with a little humor. However, it falls short on so many levels. Screenplay of the film is flat, as Direction leaves a lot to be desired. There were many mistakes in the narration part. Dialogues are not up to the mark. Camerawork is first class. Especially Ladkh shots are superbly shot. Editing of the film is average. Re-recoding is fine. Visual effects and Art work are major assets of Sahasam. Artwork is excellent. The climax lead set is exceptionally good. The production values of the film are grand.
Cinetara Verdict: Adventurous and Treasure hunt genre of movies sheds thrill and fun to experience, Sahasam was just a kind fun an Adventurous movie to watch. Though the movie dragged longer than needed, one could find the thrilling experience with visuals. Movie has a great scope at box-office for two to three weeks and easily can become break even movie at Box-Office.
Cinetara Rating: 3.5/5