Saamy 2 Telugu movie review

Saamy is the dubbed version of Tamil action film Saamy 2 (Saamy square) starring Vikram and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles. Shibu Thameens produced the film. Hari has directed it. The film released worldwide simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu languages on 21st Sep, 2018.
Saamy Telugu movie review - Vikram, Keerthy Suresh

Saamy 2 Story:

It is the sequel to Saamy. The remake of Saamy released in Telugu as Lakshmi Narasimha starring Nandamuri Balakrishna and Asin in lead roles. The film starts where the first part has ended. After Dharma Bhikshu (Kota Srinivasa Rao) gets killed in the hands of a strict police officer, Parashurama Saamy (Vikram), his three sons living in Colombo return to Vijayawada and erect his statue in Vijayawada. Ravana (Bobby Simha) kills Saamy and his pregnant wife to avenge his father’s death. However, the parents of Saamy run away with an infant and live in exile for 28 years. Ramasaamy (Vikram) grows up to become an IPS officer and takes charge in Vijayawada. The daughter of a minister, Diya (Keerthy Suresh) falls for him after he saves her from abduction. The rest of the story is about how Ramasaamy avenged the death of his parents.

Story Analysis:

It is an out and out masala film targeted for B and C center audience. Additionally, the narrative is confusing. The transformation between past and present is abrupt and the audience may not cope up with the change. The director should have given some time for the build up of setting as the first version is more than a decade old. The action is good and is entertaining for mass audience but may appear routine to general audience. The comedy has Tamil flavor and is loud. Moreover, the love track is forced into the story without much explanation. The confrontation scenes between Vikram and Bobby Simha are a feast for mass audience. Overall, Saamy 2 is a complete mass entertainer.

Performances:

Vikram is superb as an honest and dynamic police officer. He looks young and his performance is full of energy. Keerthy Suresh doesn’t have much scope but she impresses with subtlety and glamour. Bobby Simha is an asset to the film and lives up to the expectations. Prabhu has a brief role and he is good.

Technical Analysis:

The script could have been better as it seems outdated. The production values are decent. The cinematography is good and the visuals are rich. The songs are just okay and the background score is average. Only a couple of tracks were reused for the majority of the film without putting much efforts on the music. The editing is extremely bad and the film appears to be the bits and pieces from Saamy and Singham films. In fact, a better editing could have doubled the collections of the film. The direction doesn’t meet the expectations. The film is more like Singham instead of Saamy 2. The trademarks and style of Saamy are missing in the sequel.

Conclusion:

Saamy 2 is a feast for mass audience as there are many scenes that appeal to them. However, the general audience may not like the film but is watchable. Although the story happens in Vijayawada, the film is full of Tamil nativity. It would have been better if they remake it instead of dubbing. The Tamil version could be successful but the commercial performance of Telugu version is doubtful.

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