Overblown Routine Melodrama
What Is the Film About?
Sita (Kajal) is a city brat with arrogance and attitude. When she develops a financial issue, a hasty contract is signed with Basavaraju (Sonu Sood) to overcome it. However, the latter turns out to be a nuisance and troublemaker which results in a chain of events that take Sita (Kajal) to Ram (Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas) in Bhutan. How, Ram (Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas), a man-child with exceptional physical abilities, help Sita (Kajal) get over the financial troubles, and where their relationship ends is what the movie is all about?
How Is Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas’s Performance?
Sita gives Bellamkonda Srinivas the toughest role in his career. And the actor of films like Alludu Seenu and Jaya Janaki Nayaka fails. It requires a great actor to pull off the part and not Bellamkonda Srinivas, no matter how much the role is diluted to cater to the strengths (physicality) of him.
There is ‘n’ number of scenes to tell why he is a misfit, but at the same time, Bellamkonda Srinivas provides unintentional laugh which works in a deranged way. One enjoys the movie partly due to him, nor for his acting, but the lack of it. The omnipresent and plastered innocent expression adds to the unintended fun. Bellamkonda Srinivas is good, as usual in the brief glimpse of the action, as always.
Direction by Teja?
Teja is a senior when it comes to direction and extracting performances from his actors. He has a unique style, and that can’t be missed. The same elements are present in Sita as well.
Story-wise, Sita offers nothing new when we bereft it of the lead hero and his characterisation. That is what separates it from countless other films, and it owes a lot to the Hollywood movie Rainman in that regard.
The routineness of the plot changes as soon as the character of Ram is introduced in the narrative. There is fun in the proceedings (intentional or otherwise), and that keeps the flow ticking. The plot is forwarded with a nice pace even though nothing unexpected happens. The ‘original’ elements are what lags the narrative.
The first half is passable in that it goes on with whatever unique it has to offer nonchalantly. Whether one likes it or not, the makers go on confidently. The second half, therefore, becomes troublesome whereby the director exudes the same confidence and goes on and on with happening that seem never-ending, after a point. The pre-climax and climax suffers a great deal due to this aspect.
The primary arc of Sita liking Ram despite his character and challenges he presents could have been brought out in an emotionally fulfilling way, but needless stretch removes that effect entirely. The whole thing feels a drag making one wish as end as soon as possible or find an exit.
Overall, Sita has unique awkward fun in parts which turns out to be its engaging element unintentionally. Kajal shines, and Sonu Sood provides decent support. They make it bearable in half, but the movie disintegrates as it progresses and leaves us with a dissatisfied product in the end. Watch it only if you strictly want to enjoy the weekend watching a new movie or have a lot of betting money to dispose of.
Kajal Aggarwal and Others?
Kajal is perfect for the part and is the mainstay of the whole enterprise. It is not sensational or mind-blowing one where the female lead performance elevates the entire narrative to a whole new level and makes the movie a must watch, despite all its flaws, instead, it is the kind which stands out in a marred attempt. Sonu Sood is on the same page. There is, however, no surprise factor with him as the actor has done a similar part before. He, along with Kajal and Bellamkonda Srinivas, give us the main entertainment and serve the core plot development.
Bittiri Satti who works in parts majorly handle the comedy, and in a minor way by Abhimanyu Singh who is reliable as usual. The former comedy track is a prime example of the overstretching we are talking about with Sita. It could have been lovely with a short usage. Tanikella Bharani plays his usual role and delivers like he always does. Bhagyaraj is fine in a small role he gets. The rest are not that memorable, which includes an item song by Payal Rajput.
Music and Other Departments?
The songs by Anup Rubens are typical of his style and predictably dull. The background score is way better comparatively. The cinematography is decent at best and offers nothing special. The editing could have been better. Sita feels very lengthy. The writing is partly okay.
Entertainment in parts
Bellamkonda Srinivas Performance
Pre-climax and Climax
Watch the Hollywood movie Rainman starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
Yes, but only for the reasons mentioned above
Sita Review by Siddartha Toleti
In the end, Sita is a routine commercial entertainer that soon turns into a tedious watch making it a below average fare. Visit back for our frank review shortly.
– Ram marries Sita. The movie comes to an end. Final report shortly.
– The movie heading towards the climax. Ram with several bullets in the body will get up and saves Sita from Sonu Sood. The whole episode looks absurd .
– Sita runs into a Cheque bounce case. Half minded Ram saves her from the situation with his unique memory skills.
– Sita second half started. Basava (Sonu Sood) continues to trouble Sita while she is trying to get the inherited funds from Ram.
First Half Report:
Kajal as Sita fits the bill but the dumb characterization of Ram (Bellamkonda Sreenivas) tests patience but it triggers unintended laughter.
– After a lot of struggle Sita brings Ram to Hyderabad from Bhutan. Sita is trying to get the five thousand crores Ram has inherited from her father.
– Ram grows away from normal life in Bhutan. He acts very weird and dumb.
– As per Sita father’s property will she needs to marry Ram to inherit his assets. Sita goes to Bhutan to meet Ram.
– Arrogant Sita (Kamal) gets into a fight with Basava (Sonu Sood) for a real estate deal. Basava Raju started creating financial troubles for her. He wants her to marry him.
– Sita show started. Ram’s (Bellamkonda Sreenivas) uncle enrolled him in a Buddah School to save him from his wife’s torture. He promises the boy that his daughter Sita will meet him when he grows up.
Sita is the new film of director Teja after making a successful comeback with Nene Raju Nene Mantri. It was his first success in a long time and made him hot property instantly.
However, the immediate next project took time to materialise as a couple of them fell through after initially getting announced. Sita came out all of a sudden, with an unexpected combination. It brings together Teja with Bellamkonda Srinivas as hero and Kajal, playing the heroine.
The theatrical trailer has generated curiosity regarding the story. A unique entertainer with Teja mark entertainment is expected. Kajal is hogging all the limelight for her character from the promotions. It will be interesting to see if she delivers a performance worth remembering.
Before Maharshi, there have been continued success among small to medium budget flicks. After, however, the only release has failed to click. We have to see if Sita gets back into the successful trend. Sita hits screens worldwide on May 24th. The premieres in the US will happen on May 23rd.