For starters, the reason Sahasam is being compared with Indiana Jones is not because it's neither the copy of it nor even half as good as it. It's simply because it's a reasonably better Telugu film made along the lines of the Hollywood flick.
Wielding the megaphone after four years, National award-winning director Chandrasekhar Yeleti has givev Telugu audiences an appetising desi flavour with technical finesse that is certainly better than several meaningless films that come week after week, but doesn't quite leave an impact.
Gautham, played by Gopichand, works as a security guard and aspires to earn easy money through lottery until one day, when he comes to learn about a hidden a treasure trove of 900 diamonds and other ornaments in Hingalji Devi temple housed in Pakistan. When Gautham discovers that his grandfather Suryanarayana Varma buried the treasure years ago, it becomes his sole responsibility to lawfully claim what belongs to him. As the title suggests, does Gautham have the bravery in him to fight for the treasure amidst several obstacles along the way? This forms the rest of the story.
Sahasam stays away from the usual, melodramatic love saga and instead focuses on developing an engrossing story of a treasure hunt. This is one of the reasons why you don't regret watching it even though it's partly cliched.
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