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Santu Straight Forward movie review: For the rocking fans

Published Nov 2, 2016, 12:52 am IST
Updated Nov 2, 2016, 2:48 am IST
Santu Straight Forward movie poster
 Santu Straight Forward movie poster

Cast: Yash, Radhika Pandit, Shaam, Devaraj, Ananth Nag  

Director: Mahesh Rao

The rocking couple are back again, probably for the last time before their ‘real’ marriage. By now they have fallen in love, broken up and married on the silver screen more than once, and this time too, it is a similar tale which ends with whether the two finally marry and live happily ever after!

Rocking star Yash carries on with his self-aggrandisement attitude. In a straight forward approach, the director has further attempted to glorify the hype which has now become a common feature in films starring Yash.

Minus these unwanted packages, both Yash and Radhika are really made for each other even as actors, performing together with ease.

With shades of Tamil hit film Vaalu, this Santu comes with extras inspired by similar plots. The director has combined similar ventures, grinding a fine paste to make it look like a new product.

The protagonist believes in leading a fearless, straight forward lifestyle and to deal with things in his own way. The pretty girl is on the same track, but with a different attitude, wants to help the needy. The usual elements such as an exaggerated entry scene with dialogues, a fight and song sequence all make an appearance before Santu falls for the girl.

The ‘falling in love’ episode is packed with new methods of misunderstandings before the two finally start getting closer. For Santu it is a straight forward love story but the girl has her own limitations. Then comes the rehashed version of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and more such stories wherein the protagonist refuses to let go of his love and takes it as a challenge to win her heart.

The twist is when Santu learns that the girl he loves is already committed and the antagonist is also very much determined to marry her. Santu has ten days to get his love. Meanwhile Yash impresses yet again with his trademark dance steps and powerful punch dialogues. No doubt that this one is straight from the rocking star to his fan!



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