Murad Khetani, Ashwin Varde, Cine 1 Studios, SCIPL
Sooraj Pancholi, Megha Akash, Upendra Limaye, Anil K Reji, Palomi Ghosh, Raj Arjun
Bollywood Bubble Rating
What’s It About:
Shankar (Sooraj Pancholi) an Indian Army soldier is injured in the crossfire while fighting with the Pakistani army. Given his injury, Shankar gets 8 days off which he requests to spend it at home and after his soldiers’ oath he sets off on his journey. On his way home, Sooraj crosses path with various people who are stuck up in difficult situations. Now how does Shankar keep his soldier’s oath forms the rest of the plot.
Sooraj Pancholi has done justice to the character. The struggle of a soldier is put across very beautifully and it was quite relatable. Megha Akash has made a good debut and her adorable moments with Sooraj will make you smile. The movie will make your heart melt when you think about the sacrifices a soldier makes for the country.
The plotline is strong enough to hold you on out of sheer curiosity and it will keep you wondering if Shankar will ever make it home. You will get to see the country in all its glory when Shankar is sent around to greet the families of other soldiers who couldn’t secure a leave.
The cinematography of the movie is good. The film’s music is composed by Mithoon, Rochak Kohli, Tanishk Bagchi and Sandeep Shirodkar while lyrics are written by Mithoon, Kumaar and Manoj Muntashir. It is nice while you sit to watch the movie but you might forget it the moment you leave the theatre. Megha Akash along with Paulomi Gosh has done a fine job.
Irfan Kamal has done a great job of diverting your attention from the guns and bullets in a soldiers’ life to their actual human emotions.
Well, where do I begin? Although Sooraj has put up a sincere effort and you can see it, but at some places, it gets over-enthusiastic and makes you want it to slow down. As I said, the plot is good but it gets lengthy after some point. There is very little space for logic in the movie and some of the scenes seem like a drag.
ONE-TIME WATCH. Although the movie will tug at your heartstrings, it fails to create any impact.
‘Satellite Shankar’ might not be a money-spinner as it has a lot of competition at the box office at the moment and hence it won’t be doing wonders at the ticket-window.