Screenplay & Direction
Technical Aspects & BGM
A formulaic masala ride!
Summary : Overall, Sagaptham is a tried and tested masala film that is hampered by its leisurely screenplay and the inept handling of the technicalities.
Cast: Shanmuga Pandian, Neha Hinge, Shubra, Devayani, Jagan, Power Star Srinivasan, Singam Puli, Bose Venkat, Vijayakanth (Special Appearance) and others
Music: Karthik Raja
PRO: MP Anand
Story: Naveen Krishna
Screenplay & Direction: Surendran
Producer: LK Suthish
Banner: Captain Cine Arts
Release Date: 02-04-2015
Run Time: 02:36:00
Sagaptham has raised the curiosity of moviegoers over the past few days ahead of its release for the film marks captain Vijayakanth’s son Shanmugha Pandian’s debut on screen. Director Surendran has churned out an old-fashioned masala film which is made even more hellacious by its clumsy technical finesse. The lip-sync is horrible, especially for the heroines. The scenes are cut abrupt most frequently and the transitions appear sloppy.
Saga (Shanmugha Pandian) is a good humanitarian in his village known for his good deeds and generous attitude. He is innocent and playful too. He enjoys his village life with his friend, played by Jegan. They decide to travel abroad to earn more money and get trapped in a plot hatched by an international drug cartel. Only later Saga comes to know that he is cheated by a gang who smuggle drugs from Malaysia to India. From a village in Madurai to Malaysia – a familiar plot of a Vijayakanth film. How Saga tackles the drug cartel and rescues the people who are already ripped off by the gang forms the story. Basically, this is Junior Captain’s debut rescue mission on screen.
Had the director concentrated a little more in writing the scenes properly, Sagaptham could have fared really well. The good-looking, bad-performing heroines appear as rookies on screen save alone Shubra Aiyappa who manages to somehow perform.
Theater erupts whenever Power Star Srinivasan appears on screen. Jegan and Srinivasan’s antics offer good amounts of laughter before the story takes its formulaic route. Vijayakanth’s guest-appearance as a police officer in the climax received the most applause from audiences.
Overall, Sagaptham is a tried and tested masala film that is hampered by its leisurely screenplay and the inept handling of the technicalities.