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Sapthagiri LLB Review & Rating
Comedian turned hero Sapthagiri scored a big hit with the film Sapthagiri Express. The comedian is back now with an interesting movie titled Sapthagiri LLB where he plays the lead again. The film is the official remake of the Bollywood hit film Jolly LLB. The film unit changed the script to suit the Telugu audiences and came to the theatres today. A lot of commercial elements were also mixed to the plot and Sapthagiri is expressing a great confidence in the film's success. Charan is the director making his debut. Check out the film's review here.
Cast: Sapthagiri, Kashish Vohra, Sai Kumar, Siva Prasad and Others
Direction: Charan L
Writing: Paruchuri Brothers
Producer: Dr Ravi Kiran
Music: Vijay Bulganin
Editor: Goutham Raju
Banner: Sai Celluloid Cinematic Creations Pvt Ltd
Release Date: December, 7th, 2017
Sapthagiri (Sapthagiri) completes his LLB and used to settle small issues of his village with his intelligence. But then, he never wins a case in the court. He goes to the city for better practice and takes up a Hit and Run case which was being handled by a Senior Advocate Raj Paul (Sai Kumar).Saptagiri learns that the case is bigger than what he thinks. What are his findings? What happens next after Saptagiri takes up the case and the rest is all about that he is able to win the case or not.
The film has decent performances from everyone. Sapthagiri did well in the film and at times, his performance appears overboard. On a whole, he delivered a right performance and impressed as a commercial hero.
The heroine absolutely makes an impression in the movie and completely disappoints.
The film has got a good supporting cast in the form of Sai Kumar, Siva Prasad, Shakalaka Shankar, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, Jhansi, Jaya Prakash Reddy and few others who have impressed in their roles and made their presence felt.
Sapthagiri LLB is the Re-make of Bollywood Hit film, Jolly LLB. The director Charan tried to stay honest to the original as much as possible as any changes will kill the soul of the film. But then the little changes he made got mixed results. The court episodes are good even though too many cinematic liberties are taken. Dialogues by Paruchuri Brothers are impressive.
The music scored in the film failed to impress and the same is the case of the BGM.
Surangam’s camera work is fine as well. Production values are good.
What can you expect from a remake of Jolly LLB that had been released in 2013? Even if it had a star instead of a comedian playing the lead, there would have been little interest and audience in the courtroom drama. The writing here is weak. It’s not a satire and there are no small funny moments as in the original that will make you appreciate the seriousness and intelligence of the plot and character sketches. In between many appearances in the court Saptagiri keeps coming back with bruises and bandages and behaves like a real hero i.e there is lack of vulnerability. Sai Kumar who plays an advocate is an apt choice and there is hardly anything that keeps you hooked to the screen after he says, “If the affected is a victim of an accident then the accused is a victim of circumstances. Tappu road meedha padukunna vadidhi. I leave it to your wisdom and the fine sense of judgement.”
The only difference is..in the original the people who sleep on the footpath and get run over by a drunken film star are beggars and here they are farmers. Saptagiri gets to dance with the leading lady in purple bell bottom in a foreign location; the songs and romance don’t come as a stress buster, they add to the pain of watching an insipid story. One actor who shines throughout is Siva Prasad as a judge, he comes across as a genuine character who shows umpteen emotions in a short span. Shakalaka Shankar, another talented comedian loses his importance playing a sidekick to Saptagiri and a super fat security guard for Saptagiri adds to the audiences’ woes. Comedians who are doing absolutely well in their small roles in films should introspect if playing a lead character is of any use other than satisfying the ego. People are used to seeing them being funny and suddenly when they don a lawyer’s clothes and beat up goons as a hero does, reels of serious dialogues with glycerine in their eyes, it is difficult to digest.
Story Screenplay Dialogues Sai Kumar Few Twists Climax
Few Songs Post-interval scenesaVerdict
The saving grace in the story is that the advocates don’t say ‘your honour’ after every sentence, this is another commercial project after Saptagiri Express which disappoints
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