Karthi, Snathanam and Pranitha starrer Saguni directed by Shankar Dayal has opened up at the theaters with a lot of expectations.
The film with the trailer, that introduces Karthi as Kamal, Santhanam as Rajini and Pranitha as Sridevi has created curiosity among the audience. The film's political subject, with Karthi-Santhanam teaming up once again after their terrific jodi in Siruthai which has a comical touch to it has been an advantage for the film's good opening.
Karthi as Kannan (aka Kamal), comes to Chennai city to get back his Karikudi bungalow (his only property) from the clutches of the Government, which has been targeted to be taken over by the government for Metro Railway project.
Karthi understands that he cannot win over his house from the political leaders just by being a common man and thus turns a 'Saguni' to play his role amongst the politicians to achieve what he came for.
In the first half we get introduced to Santhanam as Appadurai (aka Rajini), whom Karthi meets in the city and also his heroine Pranitha whom Karthi falls in love with and romances around.
Saguni Review – Plus & Minus
- The film's plus points is that it touches politics with a tinge of humor and a subject which no one has taken and that many has been affected in the recent times.
- Another plus is the combination of Santhanam-Karthi in comedy scenes. Santhanam tickles us with his usual one-liners and Karthi adds to his comic timing.
- The role selection has also been another advantage. Prakash Raj who plays the Chief Minister (obviously the main villain character), Radhika who plays a counsellor ambitious to become Mayor, Nazer as Samiyar, Kota Srinivasa Rao, who is opposite party leader are apt in their role and has played their parts well.
- Interestingly Prakash Raj in his usual style has done his role at ease and has been seen through the film unlike his recent Tamil films.
- The movie's dialogues also adds strength to the film, which is most essential for this kind of a political drama genre.
- Anushka Shetty's cameo appearance in the first half is a bit engaging but only to an extent.
- GV Prakash's music is ok. 'Pottadhu Pathala' song a kuthu style number and the fun duet mass number 'Vella Bambaram' are enjoyable numbers.
- The film's cinematography is by Muthiah, editing by Sreekar Prasad and stunt choreography is by Arasu.
- Though Pranitha adds charm in romantic escapades, duet songs, she is just plain glam doll in the film.
- The first half though is a bit slow, the movie hangs on with the story, Snathanam-Karthi scenes and few romance.
- In fact the way Karthi as Saguni plays his game between these politicians and tires to make Radhika as Mayor has been done well, it gets repeated the second time when he tries to use the same kind of trick & technique for Kota Srinivasa Rao to make him Chief Minister.
- Karthi's sentiments for his struggle to retain his bungalow, has not been given any explanation and the movie also lacked details on how Karthi easily becomes political adviser.
- Writer, Director - N Shankar Dayal
- Producer - Antony Xavier
- Music - GV Prakash Kumar
- Cinematographer - PG Muthiah
- Editor - A Sreekar Prasad
- Studio - Dream Warrior Pictures
- Distributor - Studio Green
- Karthi as Kamalakannan
- Pranitha Subhash as Sreedevi
- Santhanam as Apparao Rajini
- Raadhika Sarathkumar as Ramani
- Prakash Raj
- Kota Srinivasa Rao as Perumal
- Kiran Rathod
- Anushka Shetty in a cameo appearance