Review: Saakshyam(Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Pooja Hegde)
Cast: Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Pooja Hegde, Jagapathi Babu
Music Director : Harshavardhan
Cinematographer : Arthur A. Wilson
Editor : Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Producers : Abhishek Nama
Director : Sriwass
So much money is always pumped on films which Bellamkonda stars in. The same is the case with Sakshyam too as the film is filled with heavy duty star cast and has managed to hit the screens today. Read on to see how the film turns out to be.
Vishwa played by Srinivas is adopted by a rich NRI couple from America. Viswa spots the heroine played by Pooja Hegde in the US and decides to marry her. But as she suddenly leaves for India, Viswa goes with her. There, he crosses paths with Jagapathi Babu and his gang who have killed his entire family years ago. How Vishwa finds out all this and finishes Jagapathi Babu is the entire story of the film.
Bellamkonda Srinivas is at his action best and does all the fights to the T. The way director Sriwas and Peter Hein have designed the fights for him are nice and allow him to show his talent. Jagapathi Babu is aggressive in his role and has a dynamic screen presence throughout the film.
Pooja Hegde is nice in her approach and supports Bellamkonda nicely in the film. Ravi Kissan and Ashutosh Rana are wasted in their roles as they have no dialogues at all. So many padding artists have been used which is a waste of money for the producers.
Sriwas has written good action episodes and drawn a story around it. This is where he fails as except these thrills there is nothing great in his execution which fails for many of the scenes. The way he adds songs at regular intervals will make you impatient.
Too much of bloodshed is a must in this film which will not go well with many. Too many liberties have been taken to show Bellamkonda in a superior level. What's nice is that the revenge drama is made sweet by some commercial elements which boast of Pancha Bhoota concept.
It is hard to understand why the producers are showcasing Bellamkonda Srinivas who is a young hero in a larger than life avatar. He is very young and is showcasing all that he has got so early in his films which will be hard for him later on. Sakshyam is one such film which showcases him as the ultimate mass hero. Though he clicks in his part, the film as a final product does not and has only limited appeal.