Rakshit Shetty’s Telugu-dubbed film, Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati – Side B, a sequel to “Sapta Sagaralu Dhaari – Side A,” has hit the screens today. Explore our review to get insights into how the film unfolds.
Following his release from prison, Manu (Rakshit Shetty) aims to rekindle his connection with Priya (Rukmini Vasanth). Determined to set things right for her after witnessing her married life, Manu’s journey introduces him to Surbhi (Chaitra J Achar), a prostitute. What transpires next? Does Manu accomplish his objectives? How does Surbhi become entwined in his life? Do Manu and Priya eventually cross paths? These questions are unraveled in the movie.
Continuing seamlessly from the first part, the sequel focuses on bringing joy to loved ones and orchestrating crucial changes in silence.
Rakshit Shetty delivers a compelling performance, skillfully portraying pain, grief, and helplessness.
Chaitra J Achar excels in her role as Surbhi, a prostitute with dreams, delivering poignant dialogues, especially in scenes with Rakshit Shetty.
Gopal Krishna Deshpande’s portrayal of Gopal is satisfactory, and the remaining cast members fulfill their roles competently.
While the story is straightforward, the 147-minute duration, akin to the first part, feels stretched. Director Hemanth M Rao could have quickened the pace in the first half, but the second half is well-executed.
Characters played by Ramesh Indira and Achyuth Kumar deserved more screen time. The Priya character is okay but lacks more screen presence, despite being central to the plot.
Although the climax is well-narrated, Priya’s storyline requires a proper justification. Repetitiveness in the first half contributes to moments of boredom.
Expectations of a lovebird reunion may disappoint some viewers. The film’s slow pace remains a drawback.
Hemanth M Rao and Gundu Shetty present a somewhat improved second part with heartfelt dialogues, but the slow pace hinders the screenplay. As a director, Hemanth could have done a better job to make SSD – Side B a better emotional fare.
Composer Charan Raj enhances the soulful narrative with light-hearted music. Improved editing could have made a lot of difference. The decent production values and cinematography are the add-ons. The dubbing is also impressive.
On the whole, “Sapta Sagaralu Dhaati – Side B” is an emotionally charged drama with a sluggish narration. Despite commendable performances from Rakshit Shetty, Rukmini Vasanth, and Chaitra J Achar, the film grapples with slow pacing. The second installment falls short of impressing compared to its predecessor, making it challenging for many viewers to connect with the story.