Shirdi Sai is a devotional film, which depicts the
landmark life episodes of Shirdi Sai Baba. Nagarjuna's excellent
performance is the major highlight of the movie. MM Keeravani's
music, S Gopal Reddy's beautiful picturisation and Paruchuri
Brothers' heart touching dialogues are its other
A Fakir (Nagarjuna) enters Shirdi and starts rescuing people
from evils and troubles by performing miracles. Within no time, the
number of his followers increase and he becomes popular as 'Sai
Baba'. He stays in a dilapidated masjid. One day, Sai Baba tells
that he is leaving his physical body for three days and return
after third day. The devotees keep the body safely. An English
Officer (Srihari) objects the villagers' act of keeping the corpse
and orders to remove it. But they do not allow to remove the body.
After the third day, the soul reaches the body and Baba sits to
everyone's surprise. His devotees begin to believe him as the
incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. What miracles he makes and how he
spreads spirituality will form the rest of the story.
Performance: Nagarjuna is a perfect match for
the role of Shirdi Sai Baba and he has done a lot of homework to
suit the looks and body language of the godman. He has proved that
he is the true Shirdi Sai with his radiant eyes, subtle
expressions, the pain and joy in his actions. Surprisingly, Sayaji
Shinde has done a lighter vein comedy along with Ali and Anant.
Srihari, Brahmanandam, Saratbabu, Saikumar, Srikant, Kamalini
Mukherjee have given a wonderful performances.
Technical: Cinematographer Gopal Reddy has
maintained perfect lighting and joined the VFX techniques at
necessary places. Graphic works are also superb. Shravan's editing
is very tight. Paruchuri Brothers' dialogues are good at places.
Above all, it is Keeravani, who has scored more points in the film
with his wonderful music. His background score is good and the DTS
mixing is perfect. The choreography of the songs is excellent. The
film proves that director K Raghavendra Rao has made a lot of
research on Sai's history before penning the script. He never
looses grip on the subject. He has proved that his combination with
Nag is just memorable forever.
Remarks: You will definitely like the movie.
Though you are not a Sai devotee watch the film. It is for sure
that you will turn a Sai devotee soon after watching the film. The
background score, songs, scenes, dialogues and direction will take
to another world of devotion for a period of two hour and twenty
minutes. Definitely, Nagarjuna would bag awards and rewards for his
performance as Shirdi Sai. Sai Ram.
Cast: Nagarjuna, Saratbabu, Saikumar, Srikant,
Srihari, Sayaji Shinde, Kamalini Mukherjee and others
Credits: Dialogues - Paruchuri Brothers;
Cinematography - S Gopal Reddy; Music - MM Keeravani; Presents - A
Sulochana Reddy; Producer - A Mahesh Reddy; Story, screenplay and
direction - K Raghavendra Rao
Banner: Sai Krupa Entertainments Pvt
Release Date: September 6, 2012