there is a co-operative bank called 'Narayana Co-operative
bank' in Hyderabad. Funds worth crores of rupees were
transferred in to the accounts of proxies of MLA (Kota
Srinivasa Rao) and minister (Costumes Krishna). When
the scam broke to the public, they kill the chairman
of the bank and portray it as the suicide. Chakravarthy
(Sai Kiran) is sent to Hyderabad as a special recovery
task manager from RBI. When he tries to extract money
in a legal way from these big shots, they give a cold
shoulder. Then he kidnaps all the top guns involved
in the scam one by one and recovers the money.
Sai Kiran succeeds in the
role of action hero. Somebody else has dubbed his voice.
Heroine Madhurima is OK
and she resembles Richa Pallod in certain angles. Kota
Srinivasa Rao is fair as villain, but his villainy
would have been exploited more. The guy who did the
role of police commissioner is impressive though he
seems to have gone overboard at times. Comedy track
involving Ali is boring.
Costumes Krishna and Lakshmipathi
The subject of 'Satta' is scams rocking co-operative
banks. Hero uses the kidnap technique to solve problems.
SV Krishna Reddy's 'Athade Oka Sainyam' also dealt with
the same subject. In that film too, the responsible
person from the bank is killed and it was portrayed
as a suicide. The kidnap techniques were extensively
used in recent films like 'Tagore' and 'Guri'.
- direction: Screenplay of the film is mediocre.
Direction is average. The director could not succeed
in keeping audience engaged in the first half. Narration
of the film is slow and predictable. Certain scenes
in the film look quite illogical.
departments: Dialogues in the film are OK. Music
is not up to the mark. Background music leaves a lot
to be desired. Editing is fair. Photography is average.
Production values are low. The jungles are well exploited
in terms of locations in this film.
First half of the film is boring. Second half is better.
'Satta' is a below-average action oriented mass film.
The penetration of TV into lower class has made watching
idiot box a better alternative. And masses demand something
exciting when they watch a film. And Satta joins the
plethora of films, which does not provide any thing
new/exciting stuff to the masses.