Sapta Sagaradaache Ello (Side A) Review: An emotionally-charged love story unfolds with intriguing suspense that will have audiences anticipating the next installment.
Helmed by Hemant M. Rao and produced by Paramva Pictures, “Sapta Sagaradaache Ello – Side A” is a poignant love story starring Rakshit Shetty and Rukmini Vasanth. The film builds on the hit combo of actor Rakshit and director Rao, reminiscent of their earlier acclaimed project ‘Godhibanna Sadharan Maikattu’. Rao’s signature slow narration style is prevalent, adding layers to this dark love tale.
A story of love and adversity, the film delves into the lives of middle-class lovers Manu (Rakshit Shetty) and Priya (Rukmini Vasant). A twist in their tale sends Manu to prison, testing their love and faith. However, Rao only unravels half of their journey in this installment, leaving audiences yearning for the continuation in ‘Sapta Sagardache Elo-Side B’.
The on-screen chemistry between Rakshit and Rukmini is palpable, making them a perfect fit for the lovers’ roles. Rukmini is exceptional as a typical middle-class girl, while Rakshit delivers a notable portrayal, especially in scenes depicting his prison days. Supporting actors, including Ramesh Indira and Sarath Lohitashwa, also shine in their respective roles.
Direction and Technical Aspects:
Although intense, the film often feels like an extended character introduction, with Rao investing significant time in character build-up. However, the emotional depth he achieves is commendable. The film’s climax leaves viewers with a mix of satisfaction and anticipation, nudging them towards ‘Side B’.
The film’s music, overseen by Charan Raj, focuses more on impactful background scores than songs, aptly employing silences. Advait Gurumurthy’s cinematography complements the film’s tone. Yet, the dialogues, at times, seem too simplistic, losing their essence when they come across as forced.
‘Sapta Sagardache Ello – Side A’ sets the stage for its sequel. With myriad questions lingering, the tale of Manu and Priya holds the audience’s interest. As ‘Side A’ concludes, questions about Surbhi’s (Chaitra Achar) involvement and Manu’s romantic trajectory remain, making ‘Side B’ an eagerly awaited watch.