‘Satyabhama’ Movie Review

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Movie: Satyabhama

Release Date: 07-06-2024

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CBFC Rating: UA

Run-time: 2 Hours 14 Minutes

Cast: Kajal Aggarwal, Naveen Chandra, Prakash Raj, Harshawardhan, Ravi Varma, Ankith, Prajwal, Neha Pathan and others

Cinematography: Vishnu Besi

Editor: Kodati Pavan Kalyan 

Music: Sricharan Pakala

Presenter, Screenplay: Sashikiran Thikka

Producers: Bobby Tikka, Srinivasa Rao Takkalapelly

Director: Suman Chikkala

Kajal Aggarwal had a successful career of two decades as a star heroine working with almost all star heroes. She made her comeback to Tollywood after marriage and becoming a mother. Contrary to the roles she played in the past, she came up with a female-oriented thriller where she played the role of a cop in ‘Satyabhama’. Produced by Bobby Thikka, and Srinivas Thakkallapalli while Sashikiran Thikka acted as a presenter and also provided the screenplay for the film. Suman Chikkala has directed it. ‘Satyabhama’ was released in theatres today, on 7th June. Let’s delve into the review.

STORY:

Satyabhama (Kajal Aggarwal) is an efficient ACP who works in She team. One day she receives complaint from Haseena (Neha Pathan) that her boyfriend Yedu (Anirudh Pavithran) has been harrassing her even after their breakup. Knowing this Yedu attacks Haseena and by the time Satya reaches there Yedu kills Haseena before her. While Satya tries to shoot Yedu he escape resulting in wastage of her bullets. Due to this incident, Satyabhama gets transferred from She Team to other department. Meanwhile, Haseena’s brother Iqbal (Prajwal) who is studying doctor goes missing. Satya finds that there is a connection between MP’s son Rishi (Ankita) and Iqbal’s missing. Did she find the link? What happened to Yedu? How did she investigate both these cases? Where does her husband Amar (Naveen Chandra) fits in all these? Forms the crux of the story.

PERFORMANCES:

We know Kajal as adorable, sweet girl, innocent heartthrob and glamour diva all these years. ‘Satyabhama’ explores her new dimension in an intense and aggressive role with an emotional touch. Kajal delivers knockout performance as Satyabhama. She does risky stunts and performed well too. Naveen Chandra in the role of Kajal’s husband did a subtle and looks cool in his role. Youtuber Neha Pathan did an emotional role as Haseena. Prakash Raj, Harshawardhan and Ravi Varma did the roles of cops and their experience helped the proceedings. Others like Prajwal, Ankita, Anirudh and Sampada are adequate in their roles.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Kajal Aggarwal

Engaging Screenplay

BGM

Action Sequences

DRAWBACKS:

Climax

Too Many Aspects Dilute The Core Point

ANALYSIS:

Any thriller depends on how engaging the screenplay is in finding and nabbing the culprit by the protagonist. ‘Satyabhama’ too follows the same pattern but with an elaborate screenplay. To add more suspense and intrigue, several aspects like Woman trafficking, gaming, medical crimes have been added to the plot. Though these raised curiosity to some extent, some of them remained as loose ends. But, the film never fails in engaging the audiences. 

The action stunts and sequences were well designed by Robin Subbu and Kajal performed them equally good. Some of her stunts and elevations are whistle worthy. Director Suman Chikkala effectively handled the investigation part as well as action part. The back and forth screenplay technique also worked together some extent. Contrary to the nail biting sequence, the climax ends on an high emotional note which is quite rare for such kind of thrillers.

SriCharan Pakala’s Background score is top-notch. He once again proves his mettle in providing perfect sound to thrillers. Vishnu Besi’s cinematography is impressive with good lighting enhancing the mood for a thriller. Editing by Kodati Pavankalyan is good. Producers spent lavishly to get quality output and the look of a slick thriller. 

Rating: 3/5

Bottom-line: Kajal Impresses With Her Stunts In An Engaging Ride

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