Savitri Review : Old fashioned and Un-Impressive


With a number of films up his sleeve, Nara Rohit is one of the busiest actors in Tollywood currently. His recent outing Thuntari failed to impress the audience. He has pinned a lot hopes on his next film, Savitri, which is releasing today. Directed by Pavan Sadineni, Savitri features Nanditha Raj as the female lead. Touted to be a family drama with an interesting mix of action and entertainment, the film has its music score done by Shravan. With a crisp runtime, Savitri is expected to be promising fare at the box office. Here is our detailed analysis about the film.


Since her teens, Savitri( Nandita) is obsessed about getting married. For her, bridegroom qualifications doesn’t matter but is ready to marry anyone.Her parents express their willingness to move forward with a prospective alliance with a doctor from someone distantly known to them. Having learnt the latest developments, Savitri heads to Shirdi by train to complete offerings. In the train journey, she meets Rishi(Nara Rohit),a doctor by profession, who eventually teases and falls in love with her. When he proposes, she rejects and story heads back to her native place. Rest of the story is how Rishi fights againt all odds to win her love.

Lead Actors:

Nara Rohit acted well within the limitations of the story, Nandita has got a decent role and acted better than her previous movies. Murali Sharma as Heroine’s father got pretty lengthy role in Savitri and did some justice. Ajay as brother Murali Sharma got a tailor made role for him.

Ravibabu, Vennela Kishore, Satyam Rajesh , Dhanya Balakrishna,Posani Krishna Murali and Prabhas Seenu have all played their part.

What worked well ?

Not many positives though. Nandita role gets grace marks with her bubbly innocent teenager characterization.Towards the climax, the director’s till then failed efforts, yield slightly better result. Background score is one notable point that stands out

What should have been better ?

Everything else. The whole train episode in first half is horrendous. This is a poor copy of famous Srinu Vytla – Ravi Teja’s Venky Movie train episode and tests patience of audience with its comedy(?). All throughout the movie, director tried, unsuccessfully, to insert scenes from old movies. With its beaten to death plot and uninteresting dialogues, Savitri stands testimony of poor making.

Songs are equally bad as the movie but background score by Shravan is very impressive in some  scenes.


It is rather sad to see Nara Rohit, who once been recognized in the industry for his good judgement and taste for stories, seems lately preferring quantity to quality. Young director Pavan Sadineni has directed this movie like a previous generation,outdated director. Many movies may fail on a whole ,but shows some spark somewhere in total course but rarely comes Savitri with out and out cliched stories. Not having a conflict point, poor execution of villainy, failed comedy scenes and what not ! List goes on… Overall, Savitri doesn’t even remotely lived up-to it’s expectations. You may watch it at your own risk. Rating : 2/5

Directed :Pavan Sadineni
Produced :Dr. V.B. Rajendra Prasad[1]
Written : Krishna Chaitanya (dialogues)
Screenplay: Pavan Sadineni
Story : Pavan Sadineni
Starring : Nara Rohit, Nanditha
Music :Shravan
Cinematography :A.Vasanth
Edited :Goutham Nerusu
Production company :Vision film Makers
Release date : 1 April 2016

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