Tamil Movie Review: Saguni
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Kamal Krishna (Karthi) comes to ask the help of ministers to save
his house from being taken by the government for a
railway project. But the chief minister (Prakash Raj) insults
him and throws him out. Kamal decides teach him a lesson and starts a
political game. How does he win over the chief minister forms rest of the
Sakuni is a political drama with entertaining elements. The
film opens on an entertaining note and doesnít bother about the story until
the interval point. Actual story starts in the second half and it is mostly
about the political game that is played by the hero.
Weak villain and poorly conceived scenes didnít help the film
to involve the audience in the story. Villain simply says that it is not
right time to teach the hero a lesson. He doesnít bother to take him out
despite him being a threat to his power. Director didnít try to narrate the
story in a multidimensional format. The narration was too one sided in the
Director didnít use the heroine thread in the second half.
Rojaís character was completely forgotten in the second half. Villain
doesnít try to stop the hero and shatter his plans. Despite being a CM of
the state he starts fearing that he would beat him.
This one dimensional dealing of the story didnít generate
interest and the film hardly engages. There were few references to the
current state of politics and the people who follow politics may connect to
those scenes. On a whole, except for few comedy dialogues Sakuni was
Karthi was good in his role. Proper care should have been
taken care on his characterization. There were sudden jumps in his character
shades and that were not at all convincing. Praneetha was limited to songs.
Prakash Raj was Okay. Radhika was good and so were Kota and another senior
actor Nasser. Santhanam provided few laughs. Anushka played a cameo which
Prakash Kumarís music was disappointing. Songs were very bad
and the background score was the biggest drawback. Cinematography was good.
Editing was adequate. Production values were nice and rich.
Shankar Dayal lacks the skills of storytelling. He took an
interesting plot but failed to execute it well. A gripping screenplay could
have done world of difference to this film.
Sakuni may appeal to the entertainment seekers. There were
few decently canned scenes and humorous dialogues. But this film demands an
engaging narration and that was completely missing. You may watch it if you
have nothing better to do