Sattam Oru Iruttarai Review

PUBLISHED DATE : 22/Dec/2012

Sattam Oru Iruttarai Review

Sattam Oru Iruttarai – Amateurish attempt that will test your patience

by Raven

Sattam Oru Iruttarai is the remake of blockbuster film of the same name, which was released 30 years ago. The original version was such a huge hit that it was later remade in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. While the original version was directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar, the remake is directed by his grand-daughter Sneha Britto. When you watch the first few scenes in the movie, you will know that it is going to be a tiring and uninteresting watch.


What is the plot?

Vijay (Thaman) takes revenge on the culprits who killed his girl friend Jassi (Piaa Bajpai) with the help of his friends and new girl friend Diya (Bindu Madhavi). His sister Kousalya (Reema Sen) is a police officer and when she comes to know that he is a criminal, she tries to arrest him. Will he be caught or will he accomplish his mission?

How they performed?

None of the actors look convincing on the screen. Thaman could not manage to show much variation in his expressions. Piaa and Bindu Madhavi do not have much scope for acting. They had to simply dance with Thaman and deliver some exaggerated romantic dialogues. Reema Sen did not impress either. It is quite hard to believe that even seasoned actors like Suresh and Radha Ravi are made to look amateurish on screen. Even S. A. Chandrasekhar's cameo at the end could save the sinking ship.

Music and Cinematography?

The camera work by C. J. Rajkumar is hugely disappointing. The shots are shaky at many places. Even though there was good scope for making some pleasing visuals (especially in Hong Kong), there is nothing worth appreciating. 


Vijay Antony has given a shocker of an album. Most of the songs are targeted straight at the front-benchers. The background score is overpowering at times and whenever you think that the movie is going to take off, you will be disappointed.

What was bad?

The complete execution of the script lacks clarity and the command over the medium. Any scene from a film would reveal that it is the work of an inept director. The scenes are poorly conceived and executed.

The movie is unintentionally funny at many places. You might burst out with laughter when a serious (supposed to be) scene is progressing. On the contrary, the scenes which are meant to make you laugh will just irritate you, thanks to the loud-mouthed supporting cast.


Remaking a classic is never a good idea. People generally say that it would be very hard to live up to the original. Even for people like me who have not watched the original version, the film looked pathetic. The film never engages the audience at any point of time.


The remake attempt of yesteryear classic has gone terribly wrong. Stay away from this dark room if you have watched the original version and even if you have not.

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