Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded

Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language gangster drama film directed and filmed by Amal Neerad. It is a spiritual sequel to the 1987 film Irupatham Noottandu and Mohanlal reprise his role as Sagar Alias Jacky. The film was written by S. N. Swamy and produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the company Aashirvad Cinemas. It also features Shobana, Bhavana, Manoj K. Jayan, Suman, and Sampath Raj in supporting roles.[2]

Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded
Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAmal Neerad
Produced byAntony Perumbavoor
Written byS. N. Swamy
StarringMohanlal
Shobana
Bhavana
Suman
Manoj K. Jayan
Sampath Raj
Music byGopi Sundar
CinematographyAmal Neerad
Edited byVivek Harshan
Production
company
Distributed byMaxlab Cinemas and Entertainments
Release date
  • March 26, 2009 (2009-03-26)
Running time
144 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget₹4.5 crore[1]

Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded released on 26 March 2009 was a commercial success at the box office despite receiving mixed response from critics.[3] The film won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Choreography for Dinesh Kumar.

PlotEdit

Sagar Alias Jacky (Mohanlal) is a powerful underworld gold and diamond smuggler who is known for solving problems among big gangs. The Chief Minister's (Nedumudi Venu) son-in-law, Manu (Manoj K Jayan) is kidnapped and the police are unable to find a clue. Manu's wife Indu (Shobhana) realises that the police have been influenced by her brother Hari (K. B. Ganesh Kumar) who seems to know the kidnappers. Indu decides to call her best friend Sagar to help find her husband. Sagar calls his best henchmen from all over Kerala for the job. The gang then travels to Goa where Sagar's contact tells him that the kidnappers are the Rosario brothers (Sampath Raj and Shereveer Vakil) who run the most powerful gang in the Goa underworld.

After considerable difficulties, Sagar and his gang locate the night club where Manu is held hostage and helps him to escape. This audacity does not sit well with the Rosarios who swear vengeance against Sagar. They kidnap one of Sagar's favourite gangsters and demand ransom. Sagar responds by kidnapping two of the three Rosario brothers and demands that his man be released at once. Realising that they would never be able to defeat Sagar in a heads-on battle, the Rosario brothers make a deal with Manu and Hari to deliver Sagar's current location.

The Rosarios then try to assassinate Sagar but fail. Frustrated with repeated defeats, the Rosarios then approach Sagar's rival, Nanthakrishna Naina (Suman). Naina supplies them with a sniper, Sheikh Imran (Rahul Dev), who is also an internationally infamous assassin. Imran is asked to assassinate Manu so that the Sagar can be framed for the murder. But the Rosarios' plan backfires as Indu gives witness that Sagar was not responsible for her husband's murder.

Imran is then asked to assassinate Sagar. He manages to kill Sagar's bodyguard but Sagar himself escapes. Sagar then hunts him down and kills him. The Rosarios then kidnap Sagar's love interest Arati (Bhavana), a news reporter. Sagar is asked to come to a place to work out a deal. When he reaches there, he finds Arati dead. Enraged, Sagar goes to the Rosarios' club and goes on a killing spree. Then he goes to Dubai where Naina is hiding on a yacht. With the help of some gangsters he plants explosives on the yacht and blows it up. The film ends when Sagar informs Indu that death of her husband has been avenged.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Trisha was approached for the female lead but she could not sign it due to her busy schedule. Later Bhavana replaced her. While writer S. N. Swami was working on the script of Baba Kalyani, its producer Antony Perumbavoor approached him with the idea of remaking Swami's earlier work Irupatham Noottandu. Swami contemplated the possibilities for a sequel. In the final events of the first film, the villain Shekharankutty died and Sagar is in Jail. Antony asked him after two years, and Swami suggested taking only the character Sagar and making a completely new film, neither a continuation nor a sequel. In Irupatham Noottandu, Sagar was an introvert who rarely smiles. Now, although the character has aged he is doing something that is not socially accepted.[4]

SoundtrackEdit

Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded
Soundtrack album by
Released16 March 2009
GenreSoundtrack
LabelManorama Music
ProducerGopi Sundar
Gopi Sundar chronology
Flash
(2007)
Sagar alias Jacky Reloaded
(2009)
Anwar
(2010)

The film's soundtrack features six songs composed by Gopi Sundar, with lyrics by Gopi Sundar, Jofy Tharakan, Santhosh Varma and Riya Joy. The soundtrack was released by Manorama Music.[5]

Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Sagar Alias Jacky"Gopi SundarGopi Sundar3:52
2."Melle Melle"Jofy TharakanPunya Srinivas3:48
3."Osama"Santhosh VarmaSuchitra3:26
4."Vennilave"Riya JoyShreya Ghoshal, M. G. Sreekumar4:33
5."Osama Bigblast"Santhosh VarmaSuchitra4:09
6."Sagar Alias Jacky" (Karaoke)Gopi SundarGopi Sundar3:52
7."Melle Melle" (Karaoke)Jofy TharakanGopi Sundar3:48
8."Vennilave" (Karaoke)Riya JoyGopi Sundar4:32

AwardsEdit

Kerala State Film Awards[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerala Box Office (April 2009)". Sify. 10 May 2009. Archived from the original on 14 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Sequels to two runaway hits coming". The Hindu. 10 March 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2009.
  3. ^ Akhila Menon (2 June 2015). "Disastrous Sequels Of Malayalam Cinema". Filmibeat.com. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  4. ^ G. Jayakumar (30 January 2009). "Master of suspense". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Amazon.com: Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Gopi Sundar". Amazon.com. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  6. ^ Moviebuzz (6 April 2010). "Kerala State Film Awards 2009 announced - Sify.com". Sify.com.

External linksEdit