Sadgamaya movie review

Movie : Sadgamaya
Rating : 2/5
Banner : Mandhar Creations
Cast : Sureshgopi, Navya Nair, Jagathy, Ambika, Thilakan, P.Sree Kuamr, Balachandran Chullikaad, Sivaji Guruvayoor Lakshmipriya and Others
Music : M Jayachandran
Cinematography : Sunny Joseph
Producer: M Nandhakumar
Director: Harikumar
Released Date: October 24, 2010

A good thought gone sour, the story begins with Yamuna (navya) to whom everything is going fine and she is about to get married. However, she gets a letter from Unni Nedungady (jagathy) who happens to be the assistant for Dr Ravi Varma (suresh). The doctor had rescued Yamuna from a bout of insanity quite a while ago. He also assures her that he would only write to her when things are very critical. On the other hand, Dr Varma has his own issues with his wife Jyothi (shweta). What happens after that forms the rest of the story.

The director has come up with an attempt to show a thriller but then due to the poor presentation and narrative, it was not achieved. The dialogues were okay, the script was regular, the screenplay was not tacky, the background score was okay but two songs were good. Cinematography was masterly. Editing could have been better. Costumes were as required and art department was apt. Navya gave a convincing performance and she was good. Suresh Gopi was disappointing. Shweta Menon was looking seductive and provides a visual feast but then her presence was very brief. Jagathy was usual, Ambika was alright, Thilakan was standard, P Sree Kumar was okay, Lakshmipriya was appealing.

The film reminds the audience of earlier marvels like ‘Thaniyavarthanam’ or ‘Bhoothakkannadi’ but then they are far superior than this one. For one, the technical values were not upto the mark so the maker fails to get the audience into the film. While the first half goes mildly, it is the second half that looks a bit better. The best part is saved for the last ten minutes but by then it was late. The flaws in the script and the lack of strength in the narration caused the weak effect. At the box office, it is very hard for the film to survive.

verdict : Not upto the mark

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