Review of "Sakhi"
Directed by : ManiRatnam.
Cinematography : P.C. Sreeram.
Music : A.R.Rahaman.
*ing : R.Madhavan,Shalini,Jayasudha and a mix of Tamil & Malayalam
There was a time when the sheer name of
ManiRatnam used to get cinegoers flock to theatres
for a visual treat of quality on the silver screen. Who can forget the fantastic moments of
his evergreen "Geetanjali", "Gharshana","
Donga Donga ", and the unforgettable
"Roja" which were all classic films .Then came the decline of his class with
"Dil-se" and to add to his woes it seems that
"Sakhi" too is film in which Maniratnam's class is
missing in the over all context of the movie.
Kartik(R.Madhavan) is a young happy go lucky guy, son of a leading lawyer leads a care-free life
with his friends until he sees Shakthi(Shalini) at a marriage and it becomes love at first
sight. Shalini is a medical student who comes from a middle class family
. Kartik follows her all over and one day he invites her home for a function and true to his nature he spreads the word around over there that he is going to marry
her. What follows then is that his snobby parents approach Shalinis parents and
Kartik's parents look down upon their family as middle class people and things like which puts off Shalinis parents and they oppose to their daughter getting married to
Kartik. Meanwhile both of them reach a stage where they are
inseparable and they decide for a registered marriage.
From then onwards what follows is how they try to cope up with married life-the stress, strain
and all the fun thereafter. Good Show for young couples wanting to catch up on the realities of
Towards the end
Arvind Swamy as an IAS officer surely steals the show and his short role indeed
leaves the audience wanting for more. There is nothing
to say about the performance of heroine except having
the delight of watching her as a grown-up
version of Baby Shalini. The cinematography by P.C.Sreeram is absolutely breathtaking especially in all the songs which
are a visual delight to the eyes. The music of A.R.Rahman is as usual and does catch up
All in all a movie prescribed for couples and ladies wanting to catch up with the Hrithik Roshan
of the south, R.Madhavan(28years).Well this movie is surely going to make waves because of R.Madhavan whose heart-stopping
grin, bulging biceps and convincing histrionics does signal the arrival of a new star.
Rating : ***
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