From a long time, the action lovers had been waiting for aggressive star Gopichand to arrive with his new venture 'Sankham'. There is also the pretty Trisha to make things better so let us see how this film has turned out to be.
Set on the backdrop of Australia, the story begins with the happy go lucky Chandu (Gopichand) whose only aim in life seems to be to get into fight given his martial arts and fitness skills. However, action doesn't happen but love happens to him when he sees Mahalakshmi (Trisha) and since then he chases her. Finally she gives in but not before her aunty comes and takes her back to India. Mahalakshmi is the daughter of the dreaded Pasupathy (Kota) in Rayalaseema region and he has got his staunch enemy in Sivaiah (Sathyaraj) who is considered as god by the locals. The interesting bit is Chandu happens to be the son of Sivaiah but he doesn't know that until he comes to India to take Mahalakshmi. The father and son meet and what happens from there forms the rest of the story.
Gopichand looks bright and strong as ever but this time he tried more of comedy than action so it was new. Trisha looked beautiful and she has put on weight which makes her more attractive. Kota was flawless, Sathyaraj created an impact and was elegant, Ali was hilarious, Srinivas Reddy was good, Krishna Bhagawan was witty, Chandramohan was standard, Supreeth was wasted, Banerjee was intense, Dharmavarapu was okay, Venu Madhav was good, the others contributed in their own way.
The presentation part has been good. The dialogues were alright, the script was weak but the screenplay was apt. The songs were canned well but only two of them were melodious and worth taking home. Cinematography was top notch, editing was alright, costumes were perfect and the art department was adequate. The pace of the film was alright.
The director came with a commercial concept but then his narrative missed the mark this time unlike his earlier movie. He was not able to get the right emotion and even comedy looked overdone in few sequences. It was essential that the film had seriousness but then it went on a light mode for a long time. He has looked at involving too much of comedy at unwanted times and this kind of dragged the movie. He needs to work on the comedy and the emotional scenes aspect.
The film could have been a lot better if focus was there on proportionate basis for both comedy and action. The dose of comedy is not of quality though there were few good takes, given the title, there was a lot of high adrenaline stuff expected but that has not been included. The entire first half and even parts of second half was also covered with weak comedy and non-situational songs. Though there are few points which appeal to the audience due to Gopi's performance, there is not enough ammunition to connect to the audience and give them that hair raising experience. This might fizzle out soon.
Just okay, nothing intense
Released on: 11.09.09