After scoring some Brownie points with his debut film Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham, Sai Dharam Tej is back with his promising third offering Subramanyam For Sale, once again with Regina Cassandra. More than the hero, the film's success counts much to director Harish Shankar post Ramayya Vasthavayya debacle. Let us review and see how this powerful director got through the litmus test.
Subramanyam For Sale Story:
It is nothing but an another sloppy and cliched story as it reminds you of Chiranjeevi's old hits Mogudu Kavali, Bavagaru Baagunara and majorly Superstar Krishna's Mahaarajasri Mayagadu.
Sai Dharam Tej plays Subramanyam who is very calculated and does anything to earn money and the story takes off as he meets Seetha (Regina Cassandra) who is in need of money. Both of them decides to act like a couple for a cash prize announced by a NRI (Naga Babu). They get stuck in the trap of their own drama and it leads to lot of unexpected circumstances and people from their respective pasts acts as the tools for the story to move forward and the emotional drama built amidst brings it a climax.
Though it is quite early for Sai Dharam Tej to tag himself as 'Supreme Hero', he has done everything he could to earn it on his own. He is amazing with his moves, body language and dialogue delivery. He definitely reminds you of Chiranjeevi from his early days. However, an extra dosage of Pawan Kalyan references and imitation irate you as the actor loses his natural self after a while.
Regina Cassandra has got a role to prove her gifted talents and she was perfect as Seetha, but the dubbing by Sunitha dramatized the scenes much more than needed. Rao Ramesh, Kota Srinivas Rao, Naga Babu, Prabhas Seenu were good at their part while Fish Venkat manages to share few laughs and Brahamandam felt monotonous.
Director Harish Shankar chose to add a tinge of his style for a old story and has succeeded in narrating it in an entertaining way through out with his trade mark punch dialogues. Stuffed high on commercial elements, film falls flat at places and the director feels to have stuck somewhere between the loop of Gabbar Singh as he tries to recreate the magic using Sai Dharam Tej and Gang of Gabbar Singh.
He appears to have worked on the weaker side of his direction and the extra care taken in the second half is visible but the plain first half fails to register the joyful mood for you to actually enjoy the film. Mickey J Mayer's music lacks the commercial viability required for the film. Ram Prasad's cinematography looks impressive, especially in presenting Grand Canyon from a different eye.
Though Subramanyam For Sale evidently had its share of lose ends, it guarantees to entertain you with all the commercial measures and energetic performances. Oops! how can we miss out to say Sai Dharam Tej killed it in the much talked about 'Guvva Gorkinka' remix.
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