Hatrick Hero Shivaraj Kumar's hugely expected film 'Sathya In Love' turns out to be just an above average affair and falls a few steps below the expectations it had raised before the release.
Though the film has some enjoyable commercial ingredients in the first half of the proceedings, the second half has too many rough incidents without any relief point which affect the audience. If director Raghava Loki who has made his debut as director in this film had taken care to tune the second half to make it a little more attractive, then Sathya In Love would have been a little more enjoyable.
The second half of the film has many demerits compared to the pleasant run of the first half. Shivaraj Kumar who looks in a different get up and hair style has done well in action and comedy sequences. Genelia who has worked for a Kannada film for the first time is cute and looks fabulous in song sequences. With these trump cards, the film should have improved upon its content. But a stereotyped narration does not allow the film to raise above the normal levels. The over doze of Telugu dialogues in the second half can also be little irritating to the section of audience who can not understand that language.
Sathya In love does not have a story which has many novel elements. These type of actions films have been made in other languages, particularly in Telugu. Even if you look at the narrative part, the director has not introduced any elements of freshness. It is like the old wine in the old bottle presentation with a little bit of Rayalaseema background providing a different angle. The only success for Raghava Loki is that he has been able to use the best of the technicians to support him in this film.
Sathya meets Vedha on a few occassions and falls for her. But she gives a miss many a times. Thankfully his sister and friends would be of great help to him in tracing her. And then Sathya makes a journey to Kurnool to proclaim his love to her. But there is a catch. Veda is the daughter of Rangareddy, a faction leader of Rayalaseema area who is a most cruel leader. And his goons attack Sathya in the slightest opportunity. But Sathya meets Vedha to convince her that he is really in love with her. And then he succeeds in getting her acceptance. What happens in the process of Sathya's efforts to win the love is the story that has been narrated in the second half.
Shivaraj Kumar is full of agility and dynamism in this role. His performance comes out good in emotional and action sequences. Komal and Bullet Prakash have done well in getting right tracks of comedy in the film. Telugu Villains Jayaprakash Reddy, Ajay are just passable.
Sathya In Love is the fiftieth film of Guru Kiran as music director. He has delivered some hit songs like 'Sereyaadenu' and 'Nodalavalu Lovely Lovely' for this film. Commendable job has been done by cinemetographer M.R.Seenu and Art director Ismail.
Sathya In Love may please Shivaraj Kumar fans, but fails to have a universal appeal. If at all Raghava Loki had worked hard, the film could have been made good with lot of improvisations by the director.
(2.5 / 5) : Above Average