Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati was a big hit in Kannada. The film starring Rakshit Shetty has now hit the screens today in Telugu. Read on to know if the film has any juice in it or not.
In the heart of this tale, we find Manu (embodied by Rakshit Shetty), a skilled chauffeur for a wealthy family. On the other hand, there’s Priya (played by the enchanting Rukmini Vasanth), a young college student harboring dreams of becoming a melodious songbird. Their love runs deep, their aspirations intertwined, painted with the vision of crafting a haven by the sea in Priya’s hometown. Yet, in the enigmatic twists of fate, Manu takes a life-altering plunge into their future. What is this pivotal decision, shrouded in mystery?
A standing ovation must be accorded to Rakshit Shetty, who transforms into a humble protagonist with a formidable resolve. He doesn’t merely act; he becomes the character, leading us on a journey through the depths of his anguish. Rukmini Vasanth’s performance is nothing short of exceptional, her expressive visage and captivating allure flawlessly encapsulate the essence of a middle-class woman with unwavering purpose. Pavitra Lokesh, although her role may seem diminutive in comparison to the leads, leaves an indelible mark with her subtle yet impactful portrayal.
Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati stands as a testament to the power of simplicity, weaving a touching love story that resonates deeply within. Its narrative is a poignant melody that lingers long after the credits roll. The movie’s beauty lies in its poetic storytelling, painting a portrait of a mature and heartfelt connection between the protagonists. The soul-stirring musical score by Charan Raj enhances the emotional resonance.
The climax stands as a pinnacle of craftsmanship, seamlessly melding with the Telugu context. Above all, the chemistry shared by the lead pair is a sheer delight for the eyes. On the flip side, while the story’s simplicity is its greatest strength, there are moments where the pacing meanders, causing some viewers to ponder why the narrative isn’t racing ahead.
Characters played by Achyut Kumar, Sharath, and Pavitra Lokesh could have been given more screen time to further enrich the storyline. Director Hemanth M Rao merits commendation for artfully conveying a simple story through a poetic lens, eliciting the intended emotional response from the audience.
The unsung heroes of the film are Charan Raj’s music and score, lending wings to scenes and etching an enduring imprint. Cinematographer Advaitha Gurumurthy’s work is nothing short of brilliant. In a way, the film is slow but has good emotions and a moving love story and can be watched if you have nothing else to do.
Bottom Line – Memorable romance
Rating – 3/5