Good Luck Sakhi
This is from one of the leftovers from last week and I finished watching the Telugu film Good Luck Sakhi on Amazon Prime. One of the key aspects as to why I was looking forward to watching this film was because firstly this had Keethy Suresh whom I adore as a performer and secondly this was the debut film of Nagesh Kukunoor in the Telugu Film Industry. And we all know his prowess as a director. So then is Good Luck Sakhi worth your time, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
Good Luck Sakhi follows the story of Sakhi who is blessed by ill-fate until she trains to compete as a sharpshooter at the national level. The story is essentially a sports drama which unfortunately follows the regular beats of its age old template. There is no novelty factor whatsoever. It just was a surprise to me that why a prolific filmmaker like Nagesh Kukunoor opt for such a cliched ride. The screenplay begins on a good note but after the first 10 minutes, it nosedives and just never really recovers. There are few moments here and there which would mildly make you smile including the flashback featuring children. I felt that was an interesting story to tell as compared to what we were served. The social issues are just barely scratched on the surface and seem half baked. The drama featuring the actual sport which is shooting here is just so predictable and without any emotions that you do not feel a thing. The conflict in the middle again exudes of no confidence and you just go through the emotions patiently waiting for the film to end. Quite a middling screenplay this!
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are alright, some are good but mostly average. The music and BGM are forgettable. The cinematography is a suspect too. The long shots make it difficult to spot the mark on the shooting board which then doesn’t allow any excitement to seep in the drama. Director Nagesh Kukunoor makes a forgettable debut in the Telugu industry. His direction is loose and he definitely misses the mark here.
The performances are good here. Rahul Ramakrishna as Suri is good. Jagapathi Babu as Colonel is excellent in a nicely restrained role. Aadhi as Goli Raju is affable and has his moments to shine. Keerthy Suresh as Sakhi does a commendable job here. She has such a disarming smile that you can’t help but root for her. But she needed a better script to support her.
Good Luck Sakhi is a middling sports drama that misses the mark. Bad Luck Sakhi! Available On Amazon Prime.