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Savi Movie

Bubble Rating:
3.0 stars

Director: Abhinay Deo

Cast: Divya Khosla, Harshvardhan Rane, Anil Kapoor

Platform: In theatres

Savi Review

Savi – starring Divya Khosla as the titular character, is a modern-day adaptation of the mythological story of Savitri. While in the tale Savitri does her all to save her husband and get his soul back from Yamraj, the film sees Divya’s character crossing all limits to save her husband from jail and spend the rest of their lives together. The film – set in London, also stars Anil Kapoor in a surprising role – something that is sure to blow your mind away 

Savi captures the mental, physical, emotional and financial stress a family goes through during difficult times, especially when the breadwinner is the one in trouble and unreachable. It also talks about how love can make even the most helpless of people become resourceful to keep their families safe and away from harm. Read our Savi review to know if the Divya Khosla, Harshvardhan Rane and Anil Kapoor starrer are worth a watch.

What Works

The thing that works best for Savi is seeing Divya Khossla in a never-seen-before avatar. She steals the show with her raw emotions and the narrative is like a breath of fresh air. 

What Doesn’t Work

The major drawback is that Savi is a thriller but its pace is slow. A little faster timeline would have been better as well as a few more scenes of Harshvardhan Rane.

Technical Analysis

Direction: Abhinay Deo has delivered a believable film Savi. The direction is not unseen, but it manages to capture the emotions and essence of the thriller. 

Story, Screenplay & Dialogues: The adaptive screenplay written by Parveez Sheikh and Aseem Arora, is captivating. It’s a treat to see a helpless character (Savi) take on life head-on to fight for what she wants while prioritising her family over all else. The dialogues by Aseem Arora aren’t too memorable but managed to make Savi an enjoyable watch for the duration of the film. 

Editing: The editing by Shaan Mohammad could have been. Een more crispy. Certain moments will make you wish you were watching it on your device so that you can fast forward 5-10 seconds and skip the cat-and-mouse chase. 

Music: Arkadeep Karmakar, Vishal Mishra, Javed-Mohsin and Piyush Shankar have done an okay job when it comes to Savi.  While the background music provided by Arkadeep adds emotions to the narrative, the other songs of the film fail to imprint on one’s mind. 

Savi Star Performances

Divya Khossla as Savi, aka Savitri, is a refreshing watch. She brings forth the raw emotions of her character with conviction. Divya portrays the helplessness of a stay-at-home wife whose life turns upside-down beautiful. She manages to perform better than expected, despite it not being an award-worthy stint. 

Harshvardhan Rane has a limited role but managed to leave an impression. Unfortunately, the film will leave you wanting more of him.

Anil Kapoor is a surprise package in more ways than one. The film showcases Anil’s characters you would never imagine him in, and they are refreshing to see. Kapoor brings along with him humour, suspense and some jolliness. 


Savi is an entertaining watch if you like thrillers, despite its close pace. The chemistry between Divya Khossla and Harshvardhan Rane is refreshing and so is her never-seen-before avatar on the silver screen.

Watch the trailer of Savi here after the review

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