Director: Sailesh Kolanu
Cast: Venkatesh Daggubati , Baby Ssara Palekar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Arya, Shraddha Srinath, Ruhani Sharma, Andrea Jeremiah
Producers: Venkat Boyanapalli
Music Director: Santosh Narayan
Editor: Garry Bh
Banner: Niharika Entertainment
Release Date: January 13, 2024
iQlik Movies Rating: 2.5/5
"Saindhav," a grand Pan-India action thriller directed by Shailesh Kolanu, brings Victory Venkatesh to the forefront, with Shraddha Srinath as the leading lady. Amid high expectations, the film has hit theaters today. Check out the review.
Saindhav Koneru, known as SaiKo (Venkatesh), leads a seemingly content life with his wife and daughter. However, when his daughter is diagnosed with spinal muscular entropy, Saindhav embarks on a mission to secure a costly drug worth Rs 17 crore to save her. The plot unfolds, revealing the challenges, conflicts, and emotional depths that Saindhav must navigate to ensure his daughter's well-being.
Venkatesh impresses with his commanding presence in the role of Saindhav Koneru. The actor seamlessly blends wild action sequences with emotionally charged moments, showcasing his versatility. Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Jeremiah, and Ruhani Sharma contribute effectively to the film. Each actor delivers a convincing performance within the scope of their roles. Nawazuddin made a solid debut with the film in Telugu and performed well. All the other actors made their presence felt.
Santhosh Narayanan's music is passable, but the background score could have been more impactful, especially in key scenes that required heightened emotional resonance. S. Manikandan's cinematography is a standout, capturing the essence of the movie with visually stunning sequences. The production values maintained by producer Venkat Boyanapalli contribute to the film's overall appeal. Technically, the film fares well.
Some of the well-choreographed action scenes add dynamism to the movie, providing an adrenaline rush for the audience. Despite a strong central plot, the director falters in the overall development of the storyline. The lack of gripping narration is a minus point. While the emotional sequences between characters are well-established in the second half, some scenes tend to verge on melodrama. The director's handling of the screenplay falls short of creating a gripping narrative. "Saindhav" is a high-voltage action emotional drama that succeeds in certain aspects while falling short in others. While Venkatesh fans will find the actor's grace and image a plus, the overall viewing experience might not be fully satisfying. Despite its shortcomings, "Saindhav" leaves an impression, making it a one-time watch.
Venkatesh Screen Presence
Final Verdict: Intense Action Drama with some shortcomings..
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