Naga Chaitanya's latest outing Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo (Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo (SSS)), which was released in theatres on Friday, has garnered positive reviews and rich ratings from critics.
Chinna (Naga Chaitanya) is a college student, who falls in love with his sister's best friend Leela (Manjima Mohan). The couple goes on a long road trip on a bike, but an accident lands their lives in trouble with a dreaded gang attacking them. How Chinna rescue himself and his girlfriend Leela forms the crux of the story of Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo.
Besides direction, Gautham Menon has also written the story of Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo, which is a romantic action entertainer with enough twists and turns. Some romantic moments keep the audience entertained in the first half, while the story runs on a serious mode in the second half. The climax is thrilling. The slow-paced narration is one big drawback of the movie, say the critics.
Naga Chaitanya has delivered a brilliant performance and Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo is his show all the way. Manjima Mohan, who has forayed into Tollywood with this film, has done justice her role and her chemistry is one of the highlights. Baba Sehgal and Sathish Krishnan's performances are also among the big attractions of the film, say the critics.
Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo, which has been bankrolled by Miryala Ravinder Reddy, has superb production values. AR Rahman's music, Dan Macarthur's picturisation and punch dialogues are the attractions on the technical front, add the critics. We bring you some critics' verdict and ratings. Continue to see them in the Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo review round-up:
The Hindu Ratings: 3.5
Naga Chaitanya is on a roll, completely enjoying his part and revelling in having good material on hands. Manjima Mohan makes an assured debut, playing a character that's relatable. The guy who plays Chaitanya's friend is also worth a mention. Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo is worth a watch for some terrific moments.
The New Indian Express Ratings: 3
A love story-turned-suspense thriller has a bit of everything in it and despite its flaws, Gautham Menon ensures that the viewers are entertained. Watch it with an open mind and you will enjoy it. Keep your expectations in check and you will not be disappointed.
AP Herald Ratings: 2
Chaitanya has taken major portion of acting. He has looked young and energetic as far as first half is concerned and in the second half he becomes serious and does thrilling performances. Manjima Mohan has acted excellently. The music and the background score are awesome. Baba Seghal plays the role as a police officer. The movie is a Telugu version of Tamil movie Acham Enbadu Madamaiyada, been played by Simbu. The movie has some interesting moments which will definitely impress the youngsters. The climax may disappoint them. But Chaitanya's acting skill was phenomenal throughout the movie.
123 Telugu Ratings: 3
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo has some very interesting moments throughout and will impress the younger generation. But the lack luster and silly climax can disappoint many. However, this film ends up as an okay watch only because of Naga Chaitanya who gives a superb performance and holds the film together.
Gulte Ratings: 3
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo would have been a memorable one if the screenplay hasn't lost steam towards the end. It is worth watching despite the flaws as there are some fine moments that will strike a chord. Slow pace and classy narration may not appeal to the masses, but the urban audience may give it a shot. It is definitely not up there amongst Gautham's best works, but it has something for the director's fans to cheer about.