A run-of-the -mill revenge drama

A run-of-the -mill revenge drama
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A combination of a medical condition with an action thriller which has a strong villainous character to challenge the hero till the end normally works out well for the masala loving viewer

A combination of a medical condition with an action thriller which has a strong villainous character to challenge the hero till the end normally works out well for the masala loving viewer. Big names like Ram Charan in Telugu cinema have combated scheming scum balls in their recent films, which added to the zippy pace of their flicks.

Chandoo Mondeti, who has a few hit films under his belt over the past few years packages a venture which has Naga Chaitanya at one end, essaying a character impacted by the vanishing twin syndrome. On the other, post-intermission he plans the grand entry of Madhavan, the latest hero-turned-villain from Tamil cinema following the likes of Aravind Swamy, yet another heart throb of the ‘90s to extend the slam bang sequences.

Literally meaning ambidextrous, ‘Savyasachi’, painstakingly explains the unique condition of the protagonist in simple layman language in which he is seen having two lives in one body, which is traced to the involuntary reflexes of his left hand whenever he has extreme mood swings. Not getting too deep into the left hand-right hand condition, the director confines it to being a trump card for the hero who bashes on whoever comes his way and establishes peace in his life at the end.

The first half just moves along in an auto pilot mode, establishing the hero, as he travels back and forth from his college days and awaits the final turn of events as far as his love life is concerned. The heroine is a slim debutante Nidhhi Agarwal, who obviously falls for the uber macho hero but is left disappointed as he abandons her one day and vanishes from her life, the highlight of the back story which the hero narrates. Typically, the action is reserved for the second half of the movie as the viewers guess the plot line by then.

Back from a foreign trip after a film shoot assignment, the hero is face-to-face with the machinations of the evil man, the wronged villain who seethes in rage and wants revenge for all that which happened during his growing up phase. Naga Chaitanya ends up losing his home and half of his family in the process. Here, the enigmatic character that Madhavan is presented as, works out well individually but his screen time and characterisation comes unstuck as he reveals why he is in such a murderous mood. So, the Tamil star walks away with a creditable performance even as the film ends up as a normal revenge drama, with nothing unusual or different in the way it is structured or presented as it runs through its course.

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