Nagesh Kukunoor’s movie starring Keerthy Suresh is a throwback to easier instances, however will get too simplistic and predictable
Had Good Luck Sakhi been a brief story in a e-book, it might have been a younger grownup fiction that harks again to easier instances, narrating the story of a younger lady from a village who dusted off her dangerous luck tag. As a movie, it unravels like a throwback to easier narratives of the Hindi cinema of the Seventies. Kukunoor had acknowledged that he wrote the story attempting to maintain the vibe of Hrishikesh Mukherji. The primary hour just about exists in such a zone, regardless of the story being set in a fictitious Rayalaseema village the place a Telangana origin Sakhi (Keerthy Suresh) takes centre stage.
It’s powerful to look at the opening parts with out giving in to a giant smile. A baraat is on the best way to Sakhi’s home and a bunch of youngsters suppose it’s enjoyable to welcome the groom with crackers. Shocked, the horse goes rogue and leaves the groom with a damaged limb. Apparently, he’s not the primary groom to have suffered on account of Sakhi’s dangerous luck. No one thinks the firecrackers are an issue! All of it unfolds like a Hollywood musical, with Devi Sri Prasad setting the temper with the pleasant ‘Adigo vastundi dangerous luck Sakhi…’
Good Luck Sakhi
- Forged: Keerthy Suresh, Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapathi Babu, Rahul Ramakrishna
- Path: Nagesh Kukunoor
- Music: Devi Sri Prasad
The milieu is charming. Chirantan Das’s cinematography captures the earthiness and the pop of colors. Sakhi is unmindful of her unfortunate tag and asserts that she’s going to rewrite her doomed destiny. The parts the place she meets her childhood buddy ‘goli’ Raju aka Ramarao (Aadhi Pinisetty), now a theatre actor, are enjoyable to look at, accentuated with the sport of marbles and the village sweet vendor.
The arrival of a former Colonel (Jagapathi Babu) who needs to mentor capturing lovers within the village adjustments the course of issues. These parts are additionally set in a well-recognized zone, with humour pervading the narrative till the Colonel finds Sakhi and Suri (Rahul Ramakrishna) to be worthy of mentoring. The unstated romance between Ramarao and Sakhi, the vicious nature of Suri and the rising confidence of Sakhi, coupled together with her admiration and fondness for her guru are the assorted elements the story offers with. Keerthy Suresh performs Sakhi with an harmless allure and Jagapathi Babu and Aadhi Pinisetty are enough of their elements.
There are a number of good touches. For example, the scene wherein Sakhi speaks up in a panchayat and lets folks know what she needs. Elsewhere, she exhibits that she is able to defending herself when harassed. However all this doesn’t really feel sufficient because the story progresses.
Nothing feels insurmountable in Sakhi’s journey — neither the conflicts that come up as a result of issues of the guts nor the troublemaker who surreptitiously tries to derail her. The story wanted gravitas. It’s one factor to point out how Sakhi’s razor-sharp focus that helped her in marbles in childhood additionally coming in useful for capturing. However we by no means get the sensation that Sakhi really yearns to be a sportsperson. What does profitable imply to her, past eliminating her dangerous luck tag? We by no means know. Above all, what made the Colonel open a capturing vary within the village even earlier than he knew there can be takers for it?
If the story had extra depth, it might have been one other Iqbal — an underdog story of small city aspirations and triumph towards all odds. But it surely falls manner quick. Kukunoor’s Telugu debut movie might have been a lot extra.