After a streak of interesting posters, teaser, trailer, star cast and an extreme level of positive buzz, the Naga Chaitanya & Madhavan starrer, Savyasachi, has finally hit the theatres. Touted to have been made with a unique concept of twin syndrome with an extra-sensory power for the left hand, Savyasachi has already garnered the required attention from the audience. Will it be able to sustain and score big during the Deepavali season as well?
The movie opens up well with a bus accident in Himachal Pradesh, where Vikram Aditya (Naga Chaitanya) will be one of the few survivors of the mishap. It is here where the context of the rare twin syndrome is set up.
Vikram stays with his sister (Bhumika), her husband and a cute little daughter. For the love and comical tracks, there comes the college episode, which also comes with songs and supposed humour that is backed by Vennela Kishore.Vikram falls in love with Chitra (Nidhi Agarwal) and tries to woo her. Being an Ad filmmaker, he travels to the US along with Chitra for an ad shoot.
Once both the new love birds are back home, Vikram gets a shocker of his life that his niece is kidnapped. There enters Madhavan and that is a substantial hint to Vikram and the audience about the initiation of the mind game. What happens rest has been narrated in Savyasachi.
Savyasachi comes with a terrific theme and a storyline but unfortunately, the screenplay and execution fall a bit flat. If only a little care had been taken in eliminating clichés and increasing the spice in the screenplay, the movie would have been an edge-of-a-seat thriller.
Chandoo Mondeti is no doubt a talented writer and director but the movie could have been done with a couple of songs and comedy track. The college sequences chew up on one's time and interest.
MM Keeravani's background score and a couple of songs stand out and score good.
Rest of the technical team have chipped in with a decent output.
Naga Chaitanya has been evolving himself as an actor with every passing film and Savyasachi is no exception. His genuine effort and hard work are pretty much evident and the Akkineni lad needs to be given his due credit. Nidhi is impressive with her acting skills, considering her experience, and she looks gorgeous on-screen. Madhavan, who makes his Telugu debut, enters with a bang. He steals the show once he steps in.
Bhumika Chawla, Vennela Kishore, Rao Ramesh and others are convincing.
Savyasachi is a movie that could have been a great flick but turns out to be just good due to certain clichés and flat narration.