Satellite Shankar Movie Review
Director– Irfan Kamal
Star cast – Sooraj Pancholi and Megha Akash
Producer -Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde
Production Company – Cine 1 Studios and SCIPL
Writer – Irfan Kamal and Vishal Vijay Kumar
Cinematography – Jitan Harmeet Singh
Rating – 2.5
The film revolves around the life of a soldier called Shankar who gets into the week off from his duty for an injury that he has got due to crossfire at the border. Rather than going for a rest, he prefers to visit his mom in the country to help her get the eye surgery that has been pending for long. However, with so many occurrences en route, will Shankar be able to return on time and report to his duty as committed, check-in your nearby cinema.
Shankar played by Sooraj is a man with a device who can send anyone home or to the person whom the army men are missing right away. He is a selfless man and helps people going out of the way while he on a leave to catch her mother. Amidst all this, we understand that the makes have embarked upon a decent story but the way it has been presented before the audience seems to be questionable. This film has now given Sooraj his second film and he has tried to put all his sincere efforts. However, he is often seen coming out as overenthusiastic. On the other side, we find Palomi Ghosh to be overtly screechy while playing the video-blogger.
Amidst this, the chemistry between Megha Akash and Sooraj seemed cute and most of their scenes together seemed very much sweet. The film somewhere has come up intending to showcase a story of sacrifices of the jawans in the army as they fight for their country. But at the same time, it failed to resort to every cliche and generalization as much as possible coming along with a week narrative with low production values. One can find the underlying theme of patriotism in the film which barely evokes overwhelming emotion. Talking about the direction, photography, screenplay, editing and other elements, these seemed to be average and giving barely an impact to the audience.
Satellite Shankar – The Last Word
The film seemed to have come with a good intention but somewhere down the line, it has undone, all thanks to the poor execution. If you are watching it, catch on your own risk.