Gopichand’s Seetimaarr was promoted as a proper commercial potboiler. Let us see if the film has what it takes to keep the viewers engaged.
Karthik (Gopichand) is the coach of a women’s Kabaddi team. His aim is to win the national Kabaddi championship with this team. But he faces a strange challenge as the team gets kidnapped? Who is behind this heinous act? How does Karthik overhaul the challenge?
What about on-screen performances?
Gopichand is no stranger to conventional mass roles and he follows the same template for Seetimaarr. He fits the bill. Tamannaah oozes glamour in the super hit Jwala Reddy song and that’s about it when it comes to her character in the film. The antagonist is an unknown face and he is okayish. The young actors who played the girl’s Kabaddi team are impressive as they come up with good performances. Digangana plays the second female lead and she is decent. The rest of the star cast deliver what is expected of them.
What about off-screen talents?
Sampath Nandi picks a dated story and tries to give it a new spin with the Kabaddi angle. The film is essentially an action thriller and on that front, it delivers. The director Sampath Nandi loads the film with fight scenes and elevation blocks, which appeal to the galleries. Excellent cinematography and riveting background score from Mani Sharma add to the cinematic value. The second half has a bit too much lag and the editing needed to be crisp.
- Gopichand’s performance
- Cinematography and background score
- Jwala Reddy song
- Second half
- Dated Story and routine approach
- Predictable screenplay
Verdict: Right from the outset, Seetimaarr is more of an action thriller and less of a sports drama. The film is loaded with action blocks and mass-pleasing elements that cater to those in the front rows. The film can be termed a passable actioner.
TeluguBulletin.com Rating: 2.5/5