Sakhavu does put forward a very important message by taking us through its two main lead characters. The story of the film is nothing new but the movie's intent is to be an eye-opener and an inspiring tale, on which the film succeeds at instances.
But still, the pacing of the movie might test the patience of the viewers. Proceedings also take a predictable turn, which hinders the viewing experience at parts. The runtime of the film is above 2hrs and 40 mins and one would feel whether such a detailing was required for the story that it had to narrate.
Apart from the pacing, the predictability factor is also one of the negatives in the movie. The mix of mass and class hasn't done much good to the movie.