Release date : May 24, 2019
Starring : Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas, Kajal Aggarwal ,Sonu Sood
Director : Teja
Producers : Anil Sunkara
Music Director : Anup Rubens
Rating : 2.5/5
Star heroine, Kajal has pinned a lot of hopes on Sita as she is doing a powerful role for the first time in her career. The action drama which is directed by Teja has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Sita(Kajal) is a career-oriented woman who does not have any feelings. All she needs is to get her work done by hook or crook. In this process, she crosses paths with a dreaded MLA(Sonu Sood) who is after her beauty and wants to win her at any cost. In a crazy situation, she gets into a contract with the MLA to have a live-in relationship with him. Right when the time comes to obey the contract, she tries to get out of it by paying some big bucks.
Left with no choice, she goes back to her late dad’s property and tries to get it. But the twist in the tale arises when she comes to know that all her property has been handover to Ram(Bellamkonda Sreenivas) who is an innocent soul. The rest of the story is as to how Sita uses Ram and gets out of her problems.
Bellamkonda Srinivas comes out of his comfort zone for playing a naive character in Sita. His character is similar to that of Kamal Haasan's from Swathi Mutyam. Putting such an incredible burden upon an actor with limitations is a huge risk from the casting point of view. Bellamkonda seen as Swathi Mutyam who has immense love for Sita. And coming to Kajal's performance, the experienced actress got an author backed role and she does an okay job. She shines in parts, but couldn't make much impact as the modern Sita. Sonu Sood is the biggest highlight in a villainous character that is witty all the time. Tanikella Bharani as his assistant provides enough humor to keep the spirits alive.
Torturous second half
Production values of the film are top notch as the visuals look quite impressive. Anup Rubens music is not at all impressive but his background score was okay. Dialogues by Teja were good and so was the production design. Kajal has been designed on a superb note as she looks beautiful in the film. Editing is below par as many scenes in the climax could have been edited out.
Coming to the director Teja, he has taken a decent concept but could not impressively set it in today’s time. He has extracted good performances from Kajal and others but his narration is jaded. He shows his brilliance as a director in many scenes showcasing Kajal’s ruthlessness but makes things mundane in the last part of the film.
On the whole, Sita is undoubtedly Kajal’s career-best performance and she leads from the front. Bellamkonda Sreenivas ably supports her with his sincere act but the boring and dragged second half makes the ride bumpy. If all you need is to watch Kajal in a never before seen avatar, do watch the film but there is nothing special or new which is being showcased here.
Release date : May 24, 2019