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Savaari Review

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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After the success of Telugu movie Gamyam at the Box Office, producer Ramoji Rao decided to remake the movie in other languages like Kannada,Tamil, Bengali and Hindi. The same movie is titled in Kannada as Savaari, which is directed by National Award winner Jacob Varghese.

Savaari is produced under Usha Kiran movies, which has already produced Kannada movies like Ulaala, Ninagaagi, Chitra and Sixer. The movie features Srinagara Kitty, Raghu Mukerji, Kamalini Mukherjee in the lead. The movie serves a message that humanity is greater than wealth.

Savaari is a movie with a serious social concern. Being shot in Naxalite places like Sringeri, Moodigere, Sakleshpura, Kukke Subrahmanya, Kuduremuka and Yadiyuru, the movie deals with Naxalite movement started by Maoists. The movie showcases serious issues like humanity and division of rich and poor people.

Although Radhakrishna directed Gamyam has many sequences connected to Naxalism, Jacob Varghese has picked few sequences from the original and refined all unrelated sequence to suit of Kannada audiences. He has tried to be a little creative and innovative by choosing different locations and philosophical dialogues that speak reality.

Abhiram (Raghu Mukerji) is a dejected lover and he sets out in search of his lover Janaki (Kamalini Mukherjee). Gaali Seena (Srinagara Kitty), a motor bicycles thief, joins him on the way. After meeting series of encounters, Abhiram reunions with Janaki.

Raghu Mukherjee and Srinagara Kitty, who is desperately looking for a break, have given a wonderful performance. Kamalini has tried to be even better than in Gamyam. Sadhu Kokila, Pavitra Lokesh, CR Simha, Milind Gunanji, Dattatreya and Suman Ranganath have also lived up to their roles.

The movie has five songs written by Nagendra Prasad and Kaviraj. Famous saxophone player Khadri Gopalnath's son Manikanth Khadri has scored the music. The music of three songs has been copied from the original and two are originally composed by Manikanth Khadri.

Although a person, who has watched original, may feel that Savaari does not meet the standards of original, It definitely touches Kannada cinema goers.

Savaari must be watched once!

Producer: Ramoji Rao
Director: Jacob Verghese
Cast: Srinagara Kitty, Raghu Mukerji, Kamalini Mukherjee, Sadhu Kokila, Pavitra Lokesh, CR Simha, Milind Gunanji, Dattatreya, Suman Ranganath
Music: Manikanth Khadri
Lyrics: Nagendra Prasad and Kaviraj

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