Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati (Side A) Movie Review


Title: Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati (Side A)

CBFC Rating: UA

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Run-Time: 2 Hrs 22 Mins

Release Date: 22-09-2023

Banners: Paramvah Studios, People Media Factory

Cast: Rakshit Shetty, Rukmini Vasanth, Avinash, Achyuth Kumar, Pavithra Lokesh  and Others

Music: Charan Raj

Cinematography: Advaitha Gurumurthy

Editor: Sunil S Bharadwaj, Hemanth M Rao

Producers: Rakshit Shetty

Written & Directed By: Hemanth M Rao

Rakshit Shetty has earned fame in Telugu with films like Athade Srimannarayana and Charlie. His latest love story, Sapta Saagaradaache Ello is an intense love story in two parts, Side A and Side B. The first part was released in Telugu as Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati Side A on September 22nd. Rukmini Vasanth played as female lead. Hemanth M Rao has written and directed this film. Rakshit Shetty produced the film under Paramvah Studios banner while popular production house People Media Factory released Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati Side A in Telugu.


Manu (Rakshit Shetty) and Priya (Rukmini Vasanth) are in deep love and dream of settling down in a home by the seaside. Manu who works as a driver for a millionaire Sekhar finds himself in a strange situation. To settle down with Priya, Manu agrees to go to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. What happened to Manu – Priya’s love story? Did Manu get out of jail? forms the rest of the story


Rakshit Shetty lived in the role of Manu. He portrayed the pain of longing for his love Priya effectively. He holds the narrative with his commendable performance. His chemistry with Rukmini stands out in the film.

Rukmini Vasanth is the biggest plus for the film. She beautifully emoted with her eyes in some scenes. She played her role with natural ease. Rukmini showcases a captivating performance reflecting angst and innocence impressively.

Others like Avinash, Achyuth Kumar, Pavithra Lokesh, Ramesh, and Sarath performed in their roles adequately.


Rakshit Shetty, Rukmini Vasanth’s Chemistry

Intense Drama


Background Music


Slow Paced Narration


Director Hemanth M Rao has come up with a poetic yet intense love story. Emotional moments in the story drive the narrative forward with well-written characters. He created perfect arcs for each character which makes the audience travel along with the characters onscreen. 

Though the second half has some pacing issues, a well-crafted narrative with beautiful cinematography and soulful background music makes this film a great watch. The emotions played a key role and they were portrayed in a heart touching manner by both actors and technicians 

Rating: 3.25 / 5

Bottom-line: Heart Touching C/O “Pure Love”


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