Saasah made his appearance in ‘Dhimahi‘ as the lead character Pagadala. Co-produced by Virat Kapoor and Saash Pagadala under Captain Cook Films, the movie directed by Naveen Kante and Saash Pagadala, hit the screens today. Now, let’s delve into the review to uncover the audience’s response to the film!
The narrative follows Karthik (Sahas), a successful surgeon in the United States, whose world revolves around his deceased sister Maitri’s daughter, Dhimahi, lovingly known as Mahi (Aashika Pagadala). Unexpected tribulations shatter their peaceful existence when Mahi is kidnapped and killed. Karthik, determined to avenge his niece’s death, embarks on a quest to uncover the truth. His intentions to communicate with her spirit via necromancy lead him on a relentless path of retribution. Additionally, the tale chronicles Karthik’s romantic journey with Nidhi (Nikhita Chopra).
The movie embraces the emotional concept of connecting with the souls of the deceased, resonating well with the main plot. Despite slow-moving segments, some intense scenes involving Saash Pagadala’s character evoke poignancy. Emotional tracks, performances by the lead actors, and some action sequences exhibit merit.
‘Dhimahi’ dwells on themes commonly explored in Telugu cinema, and its portrayal of supernatural elements is commonplace. The film lacks a convincing resolution to Karthik’s pursuit, sluggish pacing, disjointed characters, and inconsistency in Saasah’s character evolution.
While the emotional depth of the story holds promise, the plot execution lacks originality. Sharon Ravi’s music and cinematography deliver average results, though the scenic visuals add a touch of realism. However, editing and storytelling miss the mark, impacting the overall quality.
Despite the movie’s sentimental moments and the emotional narrative, the film falls short due to a lack of engaging storytelling and pacing issues in the latter half, leading to a disconnected experience for the audience.