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Sakka Podu Podu Raja review: From stereotypes to sad attempt of jokes!

Things are over-the-top and it's very difficult to sit through this misadventure

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Friday 22 December 2017

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Movie Title

Sakka Podu Podu Raja

Director

GL Sethuraman

Star Cast

Santhanam, Vaibhavi Shandliya, Sampath, Vivek, VTV Ganesh, Powerstar Srinivasan

Santhanam’s initial set of heroic films had decent scripts and there were no scenes to highlight his heroism. But in Sakka Podu Podu Raja, things are over-the-top and it’s very difficult to sit through this misadventure. Any hero would love to act in mass action films but times are changing and audiences are no longer interested in watching such mindless commercial movies.

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Santa (Santhanam) kidnaps the sister of a powerful gangster (Sampath) and thus, she escapes from a forced marriage and unites with her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Santa meets Yazhini (Vaibhavi Shandliya) and falls head over heels for her. Though Yazhini refuses at first, she slowly falls for him. When Sampath searches for Santa, the news on him loving Yazhini(youngster sister of Sampath) comes as a shocker. The rest of the film is how Santa convinces the gangster and marry Yazhini in a screenplay which is mixed with gravity-defying stunts and bland comedy…

If only Santhanam had taken interest in choosing a good script than focusing on his costumes, fancy beard and hairstyle!! Despite his good looks, Santhanam lacks the confidence to perform as a solo hero, he looks odd in action and romantic sequences. Since comedy has been sidelined to project heroism, the USP of Santhanam itself is missing in Sakka Podu Podu Raja.

Vivek as call tax driver Delhi is adequate and the heroine has been only used as a glam doll. Scenes featuring VTV Ganesh and Vivek evoke some laughter otherwise Sakka Podu Podu Raja is not a hilarious film either.

STR’s songs are the film’s biggest strength, he has also done a good job in the re-recording but as the content is weak, his work goes in vain. Abinandhan’s crystal clear visuals is another positive aspect of the film.

From stereotypes to sad attempt of jokes, this one is a tedious watch.

Sakka Podu Podu Raja review: Tedious watch

Reactions from Social Media:
Sujith @iSujith_

#SakkaPoduPoduRaja first half done. #Santhanam's one liner work here and there. 3 songs, 2 action blocks. #STR shines.

மாயோன் @ivtv_
#SakkaPoduPoduRaja : Thaaru maaru Pakka celebration for audience. No boring moments.
@iamsanthanam surely career best ...energy and de way he carries de movie ... Semaaaaa

Film Distributor TN @RangaSubramanim
#SakkaPoduPoduRaja
Superb entertainment.
Laugh riots lungs out.
Family will enjoy
What a first half.
@iamsanthanam superb sir.
STR BGM score top notch.
What a Talent !!!!

USMΔΠ_(STR) @imusman77
#SakkaPoduPoduRaja
Superb entertainment.
Laugh riots lungs out.
Family will enjoy
What a first half.
@iamsanthanam superb sir.
STR BGM score top notch.
What a Talent !!!!

Priyanka @Photos4uIndia
Songs are good... and this is an enjoyable ride...
#SakkaPoduPoduRaja

santa_santhanam @santhanam_uyir
Just now watched #SakkaPoduPoduRaja is an fantabulous story telling with a family entertainer @iamsanthanam anna performance ultra level.@sethuviscom sir's plays a neat screenplay with a humarous dialogues.@I_am_Vaibhavi acting takes story to next level. Congrats team

Str Vishnu @Str_Vish
#STRMusical @iamsanthanam in #SakkaPoduPoduRaja good family entertainment movie #STR anna bgm la perichumenchitaru my dear #Santa super acting and dance

DEEPU @DEEPU_S_GIRI
Getting astounding response on #SakkaPoduPoduRaja & #STR 's Musical stuff is elevated as Top-Notch ✌ Congrats team #SPPR #STRMusical #SakkaPoduPoduRajaFromToday

Rhevanth Charan @rhevanth95
Good walk in crowd for @iamsanthanam s #SakkaPoduPoduRaja ! Enjoy the laugh riot only in Theatres !