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Sakhiya
Deepa Menon / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
3.0
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
NA
NA
NA
NA
Suggestions
Can watch again
NA
Good for kids
NA
Good for dates
NA
Wait to rent it
NA
Lakshmi really does seem to have found a niche for herself as the definitive Bitch On Wheels. Her roles both as the vindictive granny in Hulchul and the power-mad landlord in Sakhiya are convincing and a little scary. Me votes a whole movie made just around her; eliminate the chokra-chokris and give her something she can really sink her claws into. It's sad to see such a talent for viciousness wasted on pasty faced heroes and a cop-out script.

Sakhiya is a vague sort of film that you can't honestly hate or like. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a good thing. You get restless as a vague story gets buried in vague-er details and emerges hours later with an air of confused triumph. If we were hip we would say, whatever.

Hari is a precocious lad who can talk his way out of any situation that involves people dumber than himself. He gets caught in a mess of a scene when his older brother is hauled to jail for a robbery he did not commit, and the law demands full repayment. As he sets out collecting money, Hari (Tarun) chances upon a helpless little lady whose life needs immediate rescuing (Lakshmi).

Pleased by his abiding interest in the well-being of a complete stranger he met on the train, Durga Devi (the rescued lady) makes him a dubious offer - fetch my absconding daughter from Switzerland and I shall reward you richly. Thoroughly satisfied by these details, Hari sets out to dupe a girl he's never met and bring her to a woman he barely knows in exchange for money he's not sure exists. Nice.

Hari and Chandana (absconding daughter) fall in love in Switzerland, much to the amusement of the gora by-standers. But when he brings her (Nauhid) to her native village, he realizes - gasp - that the woman he's working for is an evil maniac. Durga Devi tends to chop off heads she finds annoying and has a bodyguard of looming he-men who take orders very well.

Now Hari must rescue Chandana and take her to her original family that looks every bit as menacing as the opposition party. Blood, guts, gore and a few frantic dances later, the enemy is vanquished and love beams toothily.

The song-and-dance routines are strategically placed in order to give you a chance to leave the theater and get home early. Just as the hurt and traumatized heroine makes her way to her hospital-bound hero, we cut to a song sequence featuring flabby dancers and manly pink pants wrought with manly sequins. Very cool.

The comedy is decent in parts, and, Lakshmi plays the deranged princess with skill. Neither Tarun nor the girl is given anything special to do and there's a whiff of campus-canteen about them that no amount of blood and grime can obscure. On the whole, nothing to write home about unless you're looking for sympathy.
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Laxman on 11th Dec 2004, 8:00am | Permalink
My sincere advise to fullhyd.com ; you have a good team of reviewers , but the reviews and judgement on ratings should be done on a relative scale. You should be in the shoes of an ordinary telugu viewer and review a telugu movie . Then only a movie rating and review is exact ( I mean relative ). Exact ? Relative ? Correct, Relative ... I have seen this movie and being an ordinary telugu movie viewer , Its NOT SO BAD that it can stand at 1.5 rating. Thanks
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