Sahasam is Latest Tollywood adventure film directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti and produced by BVSN Prasad under Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra starring Gopichand and Taapsee Pannu.The film marks the second time Gopichand and Chandra Sekhar Yeleti are worked together after Okkadunnadu.The film was known under the working title Jackpot but was later renamed as Sahasam
Sahasam is an action adventure, which also throws light on the treasure hunt. The director says that many Movies in Telugu have dealt with treasure hunt. But his film stands out different from them. It is the personal story of the hero, who goes after his own treasures. Chandrasekhar is very well aware of Gopichand’s target audience. Keeping all aspects in mind, he has moulded the character of the hero
Goutham (Gopichand) works as a guard in a private security agency. His ambition in life is to become very rich, very fast.Goutham keeps buying lottery tickets and consults babas in order to achieve his goals. He keeps getting disappointed with the results and curses his luck. But fate has other ideas for him.
Goutham realises that his grandfather Varma (Suman) is a very wealthy man. Varma used to run a prosperous diamond trading business in Peshawar, before the partition. Goutham comes across a will that describes the riches left by Varma for his successors. Unfortunately, the riches are in Pakistan and they are tied to the legendary Hinglaj Devi temple.
Armed with his grandfather’s will and artefacts, Goutham sets out to Pakistan in order to claim his riches. He seeks the help of Sreenidhi (Tapsee), who is an advocate of Hindu religion and its greatness. But Goutham’s journey is not easy. He realises that some dreaded Pakistani terrorists, headed by Sultan (Shakti Kapoor), are after the same property. The stakes are much bigger and the treasure hunt now involves as fabulous horde belonging to the Kanishka empire.
Will Goutham succeed in claiming the riches that belong to him? That forms the rest of the story.
Plus Points :
Gopichand excels in the role of Goutham. He is very good in the action sequences and his body language is perfect for that role. Tapsee is quite good in this film as a devout and slightly naive young woman. Ali entertains to a certain extent as Khayamat Raju.
Shakti Kapoor is simply brilliant as the evil terrorist Sultan. His transformation and performance are very authentic. Narayana Murthy is ok as Gopichand’s father. Suman has a brief role and he has done a good job.
The film’s theme and story are quite novel for Telugu cinema. Chandrasekhar Yeleti must be commended for handling the project in a very competent way. The visuals are very grand and Ladakh has been captured quite majestically. Pakistani ambience has been recreated quite successfully and authentically.
The treasure hunt, the intricate clues that lead to it and the special effects are quite thrilling. Fans of films like National Treasure, Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones will enjoy this movie.
The film’s action sequences deserve special mention. They have been choreographed quite realistically. The gun fights and the car chases are good. The interval and climax episodes have been conceived quite nicely.
Final Word : it is Good Experiance to Tollywood Audience
Reviewed by Sagar Vemula