Savyasachi (2018 film)
Savyasachi (transl. Ambidextrous) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language psychological action thriller film directed by Chandoo Mondeti and produced by Naveen Yerneni, C.V. Mohan and Y. Ravi Shankar under the banner Of Mythri Movie Makers. The film features Naga Chaitanya, Madhavan (in his Telugu debut), Niddhi Agerwal and Bhumika Chawla. Savyasachi was made with a Budget of ₹24 crore (US$3.4 million) as per Mythri Movie Makers.
|Directed by||Chandoo Mondeti|
|Produced by||Naveen Yerneni|
Y. Ravi Shankar
|Written by||Chandoo Mondeti|
|Music by||M.M. Keeravani|
|Edited by||Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao|
|Box office||est. ₹22.3 crore|
A bus meets with an accident with 21 passengers. Vikram, was the only one that survived the accident. Vikram has vanishing twin syndrome, which makes Aditya, Vikram's invisible twin brother, control his left hand.
A few days after the accident, Vikram is shown to be an advertisement director with his assistant Kittu. The latter gets a client named Chitra. He reveals that Chitra was his love when they were in college. He makes an ad that shows everything from the 80s to the 90s. The ad becomes a hit, and an ad company asks Vikram to take the ad in America. The latter takes the shot in America with Kittu as the director. Vikram then reconciles with Chitra.
When Vikram comes back from America, he learns that his house exploded because of a bombed gas cylinder. He learns that his brother-in-law and his beloved niece Maha, died from that accident. Vikram gets overwhelmingly devastated but then learns that Maha is still alive and tries to find her. He learns that someone kidnapped Maha. With anger, Aditya kills all the men sent by the kidnapper and swears to find him. He tries to get help from a police officer, but gets nothing.
When he goes to a DNA doctor, he learns that the same day when he admits his pregnant wife to the hospital, the kidnapper sounded like a villager and kidnaps his wife. In order to save his wife, he signs the file in his hand. The next day, Vikram gets a death certificate of the DNA doctor. In order to find out who the kidnapper is, the kidnapper makes Vikram run to all the destinations while he chants devotional chants. While he was running, Vikram drinks water from a local train but later learns that the bottle was sedated, and he starts to sleep. When he is close to finding who the kidnapper is, he falls asleep. Chitra picks him up later on.
Vikram still recalls all the destinations he ran to and then learns that his name starts with A. To find out his connection with him, he searches for everything but learns that the chants he was chanting were marriage chants. He learns that he is Arun Raj Varma, his sister's almost-married husband. Vikram goes to his father to learn why he is like that. He learned that he had a bad life before and not marrying Siri, his sister, made him hungry for vengeance. Vikram investigates the places were he saw the unconscious boy, and the back window was full of dust. He dusts the window and sees the number 21.
Vikram then gets beaten up by a gang sent by Arun, but Aditya saves him. He goes to Arun's hideout, and Vikram and Arun engaged in fight, where Vikram sees Maha is in danger, she was going to fall on machine. Vikram tries to save her, but Arun hits him with statue. Vikram gets conscious and Aditya fractures Arun's hand and beats him and throws him on TV. Vikram catches falling Maha, and saves her from falling. Arun, still injured throws anchor on Vikram, but Aditya catches and throw back that anchor on Arun, killing him. Before dying, Vikram tells him that the person who creates change is good person, but person who destroys humanity is an evil.
In the end, Vikram praises Aditya for saving him, but then Aditya touches a stranger, and Vikram apologizes. He pleads Chitra to tell her about the syndrome, but she gets mad at him and leaves him. Vikram then gets mad at Aditya.
- Naga Chaitanya as Vikram / Aditya
- Madhavan as Arun Raj Varma
- Niddhi Agerwal as Chitra
- Bhumika Chawla as Siri, Vikram and Aditya's sister
- Kausalya as Mahalakshmi, Vikram, Aditya, and Siri's mother
- Bharath Reddy as Siri's husband
- Vennela Kishore as Kittu
- Dishita Sehgal as Maha/Mahalakshmi, Siri's daughter
- Rao Ramesh as Dr. Rajan
- Thagubothu Ramesh as Nanda Kishore
- Vidyullekha Raman as Tulasi Prasad
- Nagineedu as Arun's father
- Brahmaji as Police Chief
- Viva Harsha as Harsha
- Shakalaka Shankar as Sathi Babu Lavangam
- Satya as Tenali
- Hyper Aadi as Padmanabham
- Rajitha as Shanti
- Eesha Rebba as stranger, in a cameo appearance
Production and releaseEdit
Savyasachi entered its final stage of filming in July 2018. Post-production was wrapped up in September 2018. The film was originally planned to release in March 2018, but it was postponed to June 2018 and was further delayed to November 2018.
The music was composed By M. M. Keeravani and released by Lahari Music. The track "Ninnu Road Meedha" is a remix of Akkineni Nagarjuna's classic hit song "Ninnu Road Meeda" from the film Allari Alludu, which itself is a remake of the Hindi classic "Mere Sapno Ki Rani" from the Bollywood film Aradhana.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||M. M. Keeravani|
|M. M. Keeravani chronology|
|1.||"Why Not"||Ananta Sriram||PVNS Rohit, Manisha Eerabathini||2:59|
|2.||"Ninnu Road Meedha"||Ramajogayya Sastry, Veturi Sundararama Murthy||Prudhvi Chandra, Mounima Chandrabhatla||3:40|
|3.||"Okkarante Okkaru"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Sreenidhi Tirumala||3:26|
|4.||"Tick Tick Tick"||Ananta Sriram||Hymath, Shreya Goparaju||2:51|
|5.||"1980,81,82"||Ananta Sriram||Rahul Sipligunj||2:27|
|6.||"Oopiri Ukkiribikkiri"||Ananta Sriram||Sri Soumya, Sri Krishna, Mohana Bhogaraju||4:00|
|7.||"Savyasachi"||K Shivadatta, Ramakrishna Koduri||Deepu, Ramya, Rahul, Mohana, Hymath, Mounima Ch||3:10|
Savyasachi collected a share of ₹3.29 Crores on opening day in Telugu speaking states. In 2 days, movie collected a total gross of ₹11.70 Crores and share of ₹6.30 Crores worldwide. In its first weekend movie collected a total gross of ₹16 Crores and share of ₹8.50 Crores worldwide.
Firstpost gave 2.5 out of 5 stars stating "The frustrating part about Savyasachi is watching how little it achieves despite having an interesting premise. It could have been cracker of a film, but it isn't quite so. The left hand packs a punch, but the narrative doesn't".IndiaGlitz gave 2.75 out of 5 stars stating "'Savyasachi' is a routine drama involving a gutsy hero and an evil genius. It should have come with a fast pace. Some emotions work here and there".The Times of India gave 2.5 out of 5 stars stating "Watch this one if you're a Naga Chaitanya or Madhavan fan, but definitely leave your brains at home for this one".India Today gave 2 out of 5 stars stating "Director Chandoo Mondeti's Savyasachi could have been an intriguing thriller, but it is not. Weak writing and underwhelming characterisations spoil the film".
- Nominated - Best Debut Actress - Nidhhi Agerwal
- Nominated - Best Actor in a Negative Role - R. Madhavan
- Nominated - Best Female Playback Singer - Shreya Gopuraju for "Tik Tik Tik"
- Radio City Cine Awards Telugu
- Nominated - Best villain - R. Madhavan
- 66th Filmfare Awards South
- Nominated - Best Supporting Actor - R. Madhavan
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