The scenes in which Jayaram tries to be ‘mass cool’ makes you feel sorry for the actor – there is hardly any conviction, style or spirit while he does the scene and you wonder whether he himself believed he could do justice to the sequence.
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: Sathya is a daredevil of sorts, who is also an expert rummy player. He found Rosy in a dance bar, and is on the way to Goa with her while the baddies chase them. Where is he taking her?
: Jayaram-starrer Sathya is a big bluff of a movie with a barely engaging plot line, hideous songs, laughable lines and a romantic track that’s just plain icky. Jumping jerkily from one set of characters to the other trying to take forward a rickety tale, the film appears too long and boring though it’s barely 1 hour and 57 minutes.
Sathya (Jayaram) is on the lookout for dancer Rosy (Roma), who works in a bar. Paying a handsome price, he grabs Rosy to take her away to Goa. However, their way ahead isn’t easy as there are others too on the lookout for the girl. Adding to the drama is Rosy’s disinterest to be in the company of Sathya and his sidekick, played by Saju Navodaya.
Mollywood hasn’t seen many movies which have a backdrop of card games and casinos, and probably the makers wanted to try a novel setting for the story by trying to incorporate it in Sathya. The salt n pepper look suits Jayaram, who has also pulled down a lot for the film. Chilankakal Tholkkum, the first song in the film showcasing Roma’s dance performance, is also a good number to listen to, without the scenes. Anything good about the film ends here.
Even those who can’t understand card games can safely figure out within a few minutes of the movie that this is not the one you would end up enjoying. The scenes in which Jayaram tries to be ‘mass cool’ makes you feel sorry for the actor – there is hardly any conviction, style or spirit while he does the scene and you wonder whether he himself believed he could do justice to the sequence. In the first few minutes, there are a few Kannada dialogues sans any subtitles and one wonders why the makers didn’t bother to include them. Later, you realise that it wouldn’t have made much difference to the overall agony of watching the film, anyway. Towards the climax, you also get to watch some logic defying stunts that adds to the yawn fest.
The dance numbers are badly lip-synced; the make-up during song sequences quite horrendous and worst of all, the film is agonisingly pretentious, overall. It would be better to steer clear of this film.