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Saguni – Movie Review

Chennai, Jun 22 (): Karthi’s film receiving a U certificate without getting any cuts has released worldwide in 1150 screens in Telugu and Tamil. The other Tamil movie to release in more screens was Rajini`s Endhiran.

The movie is released today as “Saguni” in Tamil and “Sakuni” in Telugu.


3 / 5


Cast : Karthi, Pranitha, Santhanam, Prakash Raj, Roja, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Kiran Rathod and Nassar.

Director : N Shankar Dayal

Producer : Antony Xavier


The film starts with the demise of CM (Chandramohan), a political plot produced by Bhupati (Prakash Raj), thereby starting the film on serious note. Then, we are introduced to Kamala Kannan (Karthi), who tells his story to the auto driver Apparao Durai alias Rajini (Santhanam). Apparao Durai assumes that Kamala Kannan is rich and drives him around the city to be profited for him.

Kamala Kannan is a country boy, who is working in a small company. He has come to the city to meet the concerned politicians and plead them to halt a subway project, by which he could lose his property in his village. He is the son of a humble person, who serves unlimited food to the guests and passers-by every day. Under this background, he has come to Chennai to settle the matter, as the forefather’s property is living heaven for the family.

Kamal stays in aunt’s (Roja) house and love blossoms between Kamal and her daughter Sridevi (Pranitha). The love affair breaks up as it was not accepted by her aunt.

He meets the politician, baddie (Prakash Raj), who once visited their village during the election campaign and had promised to do good needs when required. But, Kamal comes to know he is the one behind the project. This makes Kamal to teach him a lesson and safeguard his property. The remaining part of the film shows how the game is played by Kamala Kannan.


Karthi’s performance is neat and decent job. At most of the times, he shines with his comic timings.

Pranitha has got a very small role, though she has done her best to amaze the audience.

Santhanam, who played the comedy role, can be said as the real hero and the lifesaver of the film.

Andrea and Anushka Shetty have done guest appearances in the film.

Prakash Raj as usual has done his character in a classical way.

Roja, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Kiran Rathod and Nassar have done their small role appealing.

PG Muthiah’s cinematography is decent.

GV Prakash Kumar has scored music. ‘Kandha kaara vaadai…’, ‘Vella bambaram…’ and ‘Manasellam mazhaiye’ are more appreciated by the audience.

Shankar Dayal, debutant director has failed in the first attempt to create an impact. The director fails on both the aspects narration and characterisation of the film. Particularly, his screenplay seems to be illogical at some places.


Karthi’s Saguni (Sakuni) is an ordinary story with weakest screenplay.

The positives of the movie are Karthi’s performance, comedy of Santhanam and cinematography. The movie is not so great and also not so bad either. It is one time watchable film.