Savitri - Movie Review

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 17:00
Savitri (2016)
Cast & Crew: 

Film: Savitri
Cast: Nara Rohit, Nanditha, Ajay, Murali, Dhanya Balakrishna, Jeeva, Fish Venkat, Ravi Babu, Prabhas Sreenu, Satyam Rajesh, Vennela Kishore, and others
Dialogues: Krishna Chaitanya
Music: Sravan
Cinematography: A.Vasanth
Editing: Goutham Nerusu
Produced by: V B Rajendra Prasad
Story, Screenplay & Direction: Pavan Sadineni
Release Date: April 01, 2016
CBFC Rating: U

What's it about!

A girl born during the wedding ceremony grow ups to be fascinated with wedding ceremonies. She is Savitri (Nanditha), younger daughter of a rich landlord (Murali) near Vishakapatnam. When she gets an alliance, she goes to Shirdi to offer her prayers. In the train she meets a doctor Rishi (Nara Rohit) who falls in love with her. In the long journey many incidents happen and she also likes him but doesn't accept his proposal. Meanwhile, his parents arrange an alliance for him but he rejects on the grounds that he is in love with Savitri. The twist that the alliance is none other than Savitri. What happens then forms the rest of the drama.


Director Pavan Sadineni has made a mark of his own with his debut film - Prema Isha Kadhal, which was a new-age love story about three youngsters. The somewhat freshness in the narration of the movie helped him get good name. Unlike his debut movie, he has picked up a story that is time-tested. The plot point about a girl obsessed with weddings is new but the remaining portion is pretty old.

Director Pavan has tried to tell the movie in comedy way but the train episode (which lasts nearly one hour) is dragged on. It should have been crispier. The real drama begins post interval. While the first half is not good, the second half is much better and ends neatly.
Instead of focusing on the romantic thread, Pavan has tried to include mass elements. There is also a lengthy action scene as medley of Nandamuri Balakrishna's songs playing in the background. Even the track of Posani Krishna Murali is completely non-sync to the story.

While these have spoiled the mood, the film comes back to the groove when the story shifts to the drama in the house of Murali and Ajay. The scenes involving Ajay, Murali, and Nara Rohith are quite good. The climax portion is also appreciable.

On the performances front, Nara Rohith has carried the role effortless as romantic guy. He needs to slim down a little bit, though. Nanditha Raj as a girl obsessed with wedding ceremonies is quite convincing and she is very natural. She steals the show. Murali as father of Nanditha has given another good performance. Ajay has got an important role. The dialogues that Vennela Kishore has mouthed  as NRI bridegroom in the climax are funny. Fish Venkat also brings some laughs.

Cinematography is rich. Art work is also appealing. Music by Shravan is okay. Some dialogues are pretty good but in most cases they sound as if they were put for the sake of it.

As a director Pavan Sadineni has proven his talent post interval sequences. But he should have written a tighter screenplay.

Bottom-line: Director Pavan Sadineni in his second directorial venture has come up with a age-old storyline. On the whole, a regular drama with some funny moments here and there.