Sakka Podu Podu Raja Review & Rating|
Santhanam has emerged one of the best comedians of Kollywood and he is going from strength to strength as a hero as well. All of his recent movies have become successful at the box-office making him a bankable star in the film circles. He has now teamed up with Sethuraman for Sakka Podu Podu Raja which is a comedy entertainer and has Vaibhavi Shandilya as the female lead. This film is an official remake of super hit Telugu movie Loukyam. With hilarious trailers and superb promotions, the movie became one of the most awaited movies of the year. As the movie released today, let's see whether this movie turns out to be one more super hit in Santhanam's career or not.
Santhanam plays a happy-go-lucky guy in the film and the movie starts with a scene where helps his friend to elope with his girlfriend. The girl happens to be the sister of one of the most powerful goons in the city. Now, Santhanam moves to another city to hide from the goons but ends up falling in love with another girl named Yazhini. She also loves him but a twist arises when he knows her background. How he manages to win his love forms the rest of the story.
Santhanam is perfect as Santa in this movie and the first thing we like about him in the movie is his styling. As the hero's character Santa is an intelligent guy, Santhanam has been styled well so that people accept him as an intelligent person. Keeping his style aside, he gave an all-round performance with superb fights, dances, and impeccable comedy timing. The story revolves around him and it can be said that it is a one-man show from him. He carried the entire film on his shoulders and gave a commendable performance. Vaibhavi Shandilya makes a confident debut and she is decent in her role. Looks wise she is one of the best finds of the year and her chemistry with Santhanam works well in the first half. Vivek as Delhi is hilarious and is well supported by Narayan, Srinivasan, and others. Sampath Raj reprises his role from the original and he impresses once again.
Abhinandhan Ramanujam did a fair job and his cinematography is okay. Editing by Anthony is okay and the film's run-time is perfect. Production values by VTV Productions banner are superb and the film looks quite rich. The songs shot in foreign look colorful, thanks to VTV Ganesh for his production values and cinematography by Abhinandhan Ramanujam. Coming to the story, the basic storyline seems to be simple on paper but the execution part is perfect. Interesting twists in the screenplay and the hilariously executed scenes make the film an entertaining watch. Sethuraman has nicely adapted the story from the original and he doesn't experiment much with the story and screenplay. He etches out a hilarious entertainer which one would expect from Santhanam.
Verdict: Decent comedy entertainer with ample entertainment.
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Sakka Podu Podu Raja starring Santhanam and Vaibhavi in the lead roles has hit the screens today amidst decent buzz. As the early morning shows come to an end, the audience, critics are expressing their opinions on social media. The initial buzz about the movie is positive and the hilarious comedy in the movie is being appreciated by one and all. Check out the Tweets from the critics and audience.
As the noon shows come to an end, the movie is getting decent reports from the audience. STR's music and background score seem to be the major highlight of the film according to the audience Tweets. But the entertainment levels seem to be low for a Santhanam movie and those who expected a laugh riot seem to disappointed a bit. Check out the latest Tweets from them.
As the day 1 comes to an end, Santhanam's Sakka Podu Podu Raja has settled down with below average reports. The music composed by STR seems to be the major highlight of the film apart from few quirky one-liners from Santhanam. According to the latest Tweets, the story and screenplay seem to be mediocre.
That's it for the public talk and live updates of Sakka Podu Podu Raja.
What Is It About?
Santhanam who is known for his comedy roles in blockbuster Tamil movies turned as a lead actor a couple of years ago. He was roped in by VTV Ganesh for a film directed by the newcomer Sethuraman who is making his directorial debut with this film. Sakka Podu Podu Raja is the remake of a super hit Telugu film Loukyam and Santhanam will be reprising Gopichand's role from the original. Another newbie Vaibhavi Shandilya is making her silver screen debut as the female lead. As said by Santhanam in one of his recent interviews, Sakka Podu Podu Raja seems to be a rib-tickling entertainer with hilarious comedy from start till the end.
What To Expect?
100 % Entertainment
Sakka Podu Podu Raja trailer received a positive thumbs up from the audience and the comedy scenes from the trailer are the main reason for this. As one would expect from the Santhanam, the trailer has quirky one-liners and punch dialogues. The film also has a bunch of comedians like Vivek, Robo Shankar, Narayan Lucky, and others from whom we can expect hilarious comedy in the film. The interesting situations in the film are bound to leave the audience in splits and the original version of the film too was high on entertainment. Apart from the comedy scenes, the story seems to have ample scope to showcase the heroic skills of Santhanam.
- Good Story and Screenplay
The original version of the film, Loukyam has a good story which has a perfect platform to prepare a perfect commercial entertainer. There seems to be a good brother-sister sentiment in the movie which might be liked by the family audience. The trailer had glimpses of Santhanam's fights and dance moves which can surely impress the audience. With such a variety in the script, the film can do well in all centers irrespective of any restrictions. The screenplay of the film seems to be interesting because, in the trailer, the villain and gang are in hero's house. So it will be interesting to see how the story moves further with some twists in the screenplay.
- Superb Music & BGM
The music of the film was composed by hero Simbu (STR) who made his debut as the music director with this film. Though it is his first movie, he did a fantastic job with the songs and the songs are currently ruling the charts. The trailer had kickass BGM and we can expect superb background score in the film as well. Simbu has always proved his worth as a singer has worked with some of the best composers in the industry. With his experience and his passion towards music, he must have done a great job with the film.