Ever since Saptagiri turned to the lead roles from comic, there has been a lot of anticipation over his films. While he proved his mettle with his maiden Saptagiri Express, naturally, there is curiosity over his next Saptagiri LLB. The film is the Telugu remake of Hindi super hit Jolly LLB which originally featured Arshad Warsi.
Check out our take on the film.
Saptagiri (Saptagiri) is a small-time advocate who aspires to make it big. But it is not so easy for him. He is in love with Chitti (Kashish Vora). Her father puts a condition to Saptagiri to become a successful advocate and prove himself to marry his daughter. Saptagiri moves to the city. He is fond of the leading lawyer Tejendra Rajpal (Sai Kumar) and his legal debates inside the courtroom. His friend Apparao loses to Rajpal in a famous hit-and-run case.
In some turn of events, Saptagiri decides to take up the case. He files a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and reopens the case. Upon deeper investigation, Saptagiri learns that the case is bigger than what he thinks. What are his findings? How Saptagiri will prove that Rajpal is wrong forms the crux of the story.
Saptagiri has done well as advocate. He got under the skin of the role so well that he got all its nuances right. He will be seen as a guy from a small village in Chittoor and how he learns things and grows in his life is interesting. His slang is authentic. Kasish is fine. Despite little screen presence, she shines. She emotes well. Sai Kumar steals the show as the leading lawyer Tejendra Rajpal. His characterisation is pretty impressive. Shakalaka Shankar is okay. The role of Baby (giant man), bodyguard appointed to Saptagiri by the government, could have been well-written, He couldn’t evoke laughs in the second half. Yet, it is okay to the regular audiences at B & C theatres. All other cast are good. Overall, the film has decent performances.
Remaking a good film and recreating the magic is easier said than done. Kudos to director Charan in getting it right. While a few improvisations have worked in the remake, a few (like forced comedy, forced songs) haven’t worked. Yet, the soul of the film remains the same. The pre-climax and climax scenes have been well made. The emotion is carried till the end. The face-offs between Saptagiri and Sai Kumar are the big asset in Saptagiri LLB. Bulganin’s music is okay. Background music is good. Songs are fine. On the whole, Saptagiri LLB hits the bulls eye.
Final Verdict :
Sapthagiri LLB makes for a good watch. It is engaging and thrilling with good screenplay. The film keeps you hooked till the end. Go for it.