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Satya 2 - Telugu Movie Review

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Ram Gopal Varma is known for his gangster movies in the past. Especially with his ground-breaking 1998 crime thriller Satya, the filmmaker has bagged six Filmfare and four Star Screen awards, besides setting a new trend in the genre. The movie, which narrated the life of the underworld mafia Satya, was applauded for its detailing and execution. After 15 years, RGV describes the future course of underworld in Satya 2 starring Sharwanand and Anaika Soti in leads, but he falters this time.

The movie Satya 2 which is a sequel to Satya, does not match the first film. Sharwanand's performance is the main highlight in the movie. Interesting script and dialogues, Vikash Saraf's cinematography, Amar Mohile-Kary Arora's background score, well-choreographed action and stunts and a few technical stuffs are other big attractions in the film. But the big drawbacks of the movie are the slow-paced narration and uninteresting soundtracks.

It should be said here that most of RGV's gangster movies had same formula in terms of its story, whereas Satya 2 breathes some amount of freshness in this regard. Radhika Anand, who has written the story for the film, seems to have drawn inspiration from Mahesh Babu's Telugu film The Businessman and Upendra's Kannada film Super in parts. But she has tried her best to bring originality in the script. She has tried to narrate the current crime scenario in a different angle.

The underworld don in Satya 2 is not like the old ones. He is much more educated and unlike others, he consciously makes an entry into the mafia world. He has acquired lot of knowledge through research and study of mistakes made by all previous underworld dons. He starts a new underworld company that operates just like any corporate organisation. He also develops ways to deal with the modern day policing methods. Continue to Satya 2 movie review in the slideshow.

Satya 2 Story

Satya (Sharwanand), is an aspiring don, who enters the scene with different ideology. Without having any big pertinent contacts in the city, he dreams to take over the underworld mafia. As a first step in this direction, he solves the problem of RK and Businessman Lahote (Mahesh), who is afraid of another don Sangi and police officer Bharathi, and becomes a reliable member in his gang. How does he become a frightening mafia? How does he start a highly influential Company? Answers to these questions will form the crux of the story.

The Dragging Narration In Satya 2

The biggest problem in the movie is its dragging narration right from the beginning to end. A few sequences in introduction and interval portions make some impact on you. Other than this, everything looks banal and narrated in a old-fashioned way.

Sharwanand As Don Satya

Sharwanand, who has already proved his mettle, has full scope for his role as don Satya and he has delivered a brilliant performance. He is very mature in actions and suits the role to a T. He carries most of the film on his shoulders. But it should be said here that viewers had lot of mercy to the don in Satya, but this new one seeks neither wrath nor sympathy of the viewers. Blame the scriptwriter for it.

Anaika Soti As Satya's Lover

In Satya, Urvasi, who played the heroine, had good scope for her role and she had delivered memorable performance in it. Whereas Anaika Soti, who appears as Satya's girlfriend in Satya 2, has nothing much to perform, but she impresses you in song sequences. Aradhna Gupta has played a special role. She tries her best to steal the show in her brief appearance.

Other Characters In Satya 2

When compared to Satya, characters other than Satya have very less scope in Satya 2. The magic of bhaichara, Kallu maamas and Bhikus is sorely missing in this version. Others like Mahesh Thakur, Amitriyaan, Anjali Gupta, Raj Premi, Amal Sehrawat, Kaushal Kapoor and Vikram Singh have done justice to their brief roles.

Picturisation of Satya 2

Satya 2 has moderate production values and Vikash Saraf's cinematography is the main attraction in the technical front. Although Vikash relies on RGV's trademark camera angles and close-ups, some of his shots like Eagle view camera angles are sure to impress you. He has also done good job in picturisation of song sequences.

Satya 2 Music

Besides story, another big reason for the success of Satya was its soundtracks. Especially, the song 'Goli Maro Bheje Me...' is popular even today. But Satya 2 hardly has any impressive tunes. Amar Mohile-Kary Arora's background score is good to certain extent, but it appears to be loud in some parts.

Other Technical Stuffs In Satya

The dialogues in Satya were another reason for its success. Satya 2 has also good dialogues, but they lack the punch of Satya. The action choreography is commendable. Other departments like art direction, costume design, make up works are also good. But the editing is not upto the mark. Jerin Jose should have trimmed certain dragging scenes and made them crispier.

Satya 2 Verdict

Overall, Satya 2 is a decent crime thriller, but it fails to match with its prequel. This film can be watched once for Ram Gopal Varma's different angle on underworld mafia.

Satya 2 Cast And Crew

Producer: M Samanth Kumar Reddy
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Cast: Sharwanand, Anaika Soti, Amitriyaan, Anjali Gupta, Aradhna Gupta, Mahesh Thakur, Raj Premi, Amal Sehrawat, Kaushal Kapoor and Vikram Singh
Music: Amar Mohile and Kary Arora
Cinematography: Vikash Saraf
Censor Certificate: A
Runtime: 152 Minutes
Release Date: November 8, 2013

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